Tuesday, December 16, 2014

A Beautiful Day in November etc...: Casting Announced

Sure everyone is all focused on Jeremy Jordan being cast in the Parade concert today or still recovering from yesterday's Encores' Off-Broadway series....But I'm pretty excited about this casting for a play whose title is so long you'd think Tony Kushner wrote it.  Kate Benson's play, A BEAUTIFUL DAY IN NOVEMBER ON THE BANKS OF THE GREATEST OF THE GREAT LAKES opens January 15th at City Center Stage 2, produced by The Women's Project and New Georges and directed by Lee Sunday Evans.  

New Georges is remounting it's well-received production (from Dixon Place in April 2014) with a few additions to the cast including...Ben Williams who I like to think of as the really hot sound guy from Gatz who never gets naked in any of the Elevator Repair Shows. Since April of 2012 I've been asking for more Ben Williams. So hooray!   
 
The returning original cast includes Jessica Almasy (founding member of The Team), Christian Felix, Kristine Haruna Lee (War Lesbian, Dixon Place), Nina Hellman (Obie Award for Trouble in Paradise, Hourglass Group), Brooke Ishibashi (Good Person of Szechwan, The Public; Inexplicable Redemption of Agent G, Vampire Cowboys), Mia Katigbak (2014 Obie Award for Awake and Sing!, NAATCO; Scenes from a Marriage, NYTW), and Heather Alicia Simms (Born Bad, Soho Rep; The Brother/Sister Plays, The Public). Joining the cast anew are Gerry Bamman (Merchant of Venice on Broadway) and Hubert Point-Du Jour (The Model Apartment, Primary Stages; A Map of Virtue, 13P). 

Mia Katigbak gave that incredible speech at the Obie's this year and I've been keeping an eye out for her in other things.  Most recently I saw her in 16 Words or Less

So definitely lots of reasons to check out this new play.  Check out ticket information here.

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