“This is the best cast we’ve ever had for a show,” says director Nicholas Martin, who has assembled some of his favorite actors for this production.
Tony and Drama Desk Award nominee Brooks Ashmanskas (from the Huntington’s productions of “Present Laughter” and “Amphitryon”) and Kate Baldwin (last seen in the Huntington’s “Falsettos”) star as the unlikely lovers George Howack and Amalia Balash. Troy Britton Johnson, who was featured in the Tony Award-winning musical “The Drowsy Chaperone,” plays Steven Kodaly. Tony Award-winner Dick Latessa (“Hairspray”), seen last season in the Huntington’s “The Cherry Orchard” plays shop owner Mr. Maraczek. Jessica Stone IRNE Award-winning star of the Huntington’s “Betty’s Summer Vacation,” and recently seen in the Roundabout Theatre Company’s “Crimes of the Heart” revival, and Broadway’s “Butley” and “The Odd Couple,” plays Ilona.
The cast also includes: Jeremy Beck (lauded in the Huntington’s “Love’s Labour’s Lost” and “The Cherry Orchard”) as Arpad; Mark Nelson (OBIE Award winner for “Picasso at the Lapin Agile” by Steve Martin, and founding member of New York’s Drama Department) as Sipos; and Mark Vietor (from the Huntington’s production of “Present Laughter” and Red Bull Theatre’s acclaimed fall 2007 production of “Edward the Second”) as the Headwaiter.
The show’s ensemble includes: Monique Alhaddad, Ashley Arcement; Jason Babinsky; Nancy E. Carroll, Aldrin Gonzales, Rosie Hunter, Matthew Kiernan, Josh Mertz, and Sarah Turner.
Swings and understudies are: Kevin Ashworth, Curly Glynn, Penny Hansen, Matthew Warner Kiernan, Josh Mertz, Marie Polizzano, and Sarah Turner.
Bios for the artist team and cast can be found here.
Photo: Design Sketch by Robert Morgan - Character "George", played by Brooks Ashmaskas