TimeLine Theatre Company reveals casting for fall shows
TimeLine Theatre Company this morning released full cast lists for the majority of its upcoming season, including the fall revivals of A Raisin in the Sun and The Normal Heart and the commercial remount of the company's 2010 hit To Master the Art.
Greta Oglesby, who understudied Phylicia Rashad as matriarch Lena Younger in the 2004 Broadway revival of Lorraine Hansberry's Raisin, will fill that role in TimeLine's season opener, joining previously announced TimeLine company member Mildred Marie Langford as Beneatha Younger. The cast also includes Wardell Julius Clark (Bobo), Justin James Farley (George Murchison), Jerod Haynes (Walter Lee Younger), Toni Martin (Ruth Younger), Chris Rickett (Karl Lindner) and Daryl Satcher (Joseph Asagai), with Alex Henderson and Oscar Vasquez splitting the role of Travis Younger. Ron OJ Parson directs. A Raisin in the Sun runs August 20–November 17 at TimeLine.
David Cromer, who was previously announced to lead Larry Kramer's The Normal Heart in the role of Ned Weeks, will be joined by Mary Beth Fisher as Dr. Emma Brookner, Patrick Andrews as Felix Turner, and Marc Grapey as Ben Weeks, with Stephen Cone (David/Hiram Keebler/Examining Doctor/Ensemble), Joel Gross (Bruce Niles), Nik Kourtis (Donner/Grady/Ensemble), Stephen Rader (Mickey Marcus) and Alex Weisman (Tommy Boatwright). Nick Bowling's production will be mounted at Stage 773, October 26–December 22.
The remount of William Brown and Doug Frew's Julia Child bio To Master the Art, which is presented by the Chicago Commercial Collective at the Broadway Playhouse as part of Broadway in Chicago's subscription season, will have six cast members returning from the 2010 production, including Karen Janes Woditsch and Craig Spidle as Julia and Paul Child, with Jeannie Affelder (Madame Dorin, Marie des Quatre Saisons, Simone Beck), Ian Paul Custer (Joey, Richard, Hollings), Terry Hamilton (Chef Max Bugnard, Big John McWilliams) and Juliet Hart (Judith Jones). They'll be joined by Sam Ashdown (Mick, Lee, Officer Dan Smith, Cole), Janet Ulrich Brooks (Madame Brassart, Avis DeVoto), Heidi Kettenring (Jane Foster Zlatovski) and Brian Plocharczyk (Gilles, Carolina, Officer John Black). To Master the Art begins performances September 10.