Nikki M. James, Jeannette Bayardelle, Andy Grotelueschen, most in demand for the Williamstown theater festival season
Tony winner Nikki M. James, nominee Tony Andy Grotelueschen, Broadway alumni Jeannette Bayardelle and Michaela Diamond, and many more will be heading to Massachusetts this summer for the Williamstown Theater Festival. As previously announced, the outdoor season of three productions begins on July 6 with Celebrating the Black Radical Imagination: Nine Solo Pieces. In addition to the casting announcement, WTF has extended its season for a week until August 15, adding performances for the musical. Line and immersive theatrical experience Foreigner / Nation.
The world premiere of Celebrating the Black Radical Imagination will star Brian D. Coats, Rosalyn Coleman, Cindy De La Cruz, Antwayn Hopper, Naomi Lorrain, Sharina Martin, Ronald Peet, Portia and Ashley C. Turner. Costume designer April Hickman (for week 1) and associate lighting designer Shannon Clarke, along with the cast of William Cantler, Karyn Casl and Destiny Lilly from The Telsey Office, join the creative team.
Co-featured in Line alongside Grace McLean will be Bayardelle (Girl from the north of the country), Diamond (The Cher show), Grotelueschen (Tootsie), Lisa Brescia (Dear Evan Hansen), Nehal Joshi, John McGinty, Zachary Noah Piser, Horace V. Rogers and Jennifer Sánchez. The creative team added Music Supervisor Julie McBride, Music Director Geoffrey Ko, Copyist Cam Moncur, Music Entrepreneur Sarah Briggs and Music Assistant Noah Teplin, with the cast of Patrick Goodwin and Destiny Lilly from The Telsey Office. .
LILY: Girl from the north of the country Will return to Broadway with the majority of its original cast
Finally, the cast of Foreigner / Nation will include James (The Book of Mormon), Yeman Brown, Andrei Chagas, Maxwell Dunham, Leigh-Ann Esty, Sara Esty, Chantelle Good, Christopher Hampton Grant, Eriko Jimbo, Matthew Alexander Johnson, Jesse Kovarsky, Renni Magee, Jodi McFadden, Emilio Ramos, Shea Renne and Lauren Yalango -Grant. Rounding out the business are Julian Abelskamp, Oluwatobiloba Adeyemo, Tim Creavin, Cody Hayman, Austin Phillips, Kallie Pong, Jaime Lee Rodney, Marissa Ruben, Jessica Natalie Smith, Tyqaun Malik White, Ontaria Kim Wilson and Bekah Zornosa. The creative team will also include choreographer Eamon Foley, video editor Edward Michael Rose and AV coordinator Daniel Hartman.
For more information visit WTFFestival.org.