Season Announcement!

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TONY® AWARD-WINNING  WILLIAMSTOWN THEATRE FESTIVAL  ANNOUNCES  2016 SUMMER SEASON

LINE-UP INCLUDES  FOUR WORLD PREMIERES, AN AMERICAN PREMIERE, TWO REVIVALS

SEASON TO FEATURE MARISA TOMEI, ALFRED MOLINA, JANE KACZMAREK, AND MORE

New York, NY – Artistic Director Mandy Greenfield announced this evening, live from the stage of the annual Gala at City Winery, the Williamstown Theatre Festival 2016 Summer Season, the 62nd Season for the Tony® Award-winning theatre company.

Marisa TomeiThe season, running from June 28 – August 21, 2016, begins on the Main Stage with a production of Tennessee Williams’ Tony Award-winning play The Rose Tattoo (June 28 – July 17) directed by Obie Award winner Trip Cullman and featuring Academy Award winner Marisa Tomei; continues with the world premiere of Boo Killebrew’s comedy Romance Novels For Dummies (July 20– July 31), directed by Tony Award nominee Moritz von Stuelpnagel; and closes with the Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award winner Wendy Wasserstein’s An American Daughter (August 3 – August 21), directed by Evan Cabnet.

The Nikos Stage season kicks-off June 29 with the world premiere of Martyna Majok’s play Cost of Living (June 29 – July 10), directed by Obie Award winner Jo Bonney; and also includes the world premiere sci-fi comedy thriller The Chinese Room (July 13 – July 23) by Michael West, directed by Obie Award winner James Macdonald; the world premiere musical Poster Boy (July 28 – August 7) with music and lyrics by Tony Award-nominated Craig Carnelia and book by Joe Tracz, movement by Danny Mefford, and direction by Olivier Award nominee Stafford Arima; and closes out the summer with the American premiere of And No More Shall We Part (August 10 – August 21), by Tom Holloway, directed by Obie Award winner Anne Kauffman, and featuring Tony and Emmy Award nominee Alfred Molina and Golden Globe and Emmy Award nominee Jane Kaczmarek.

“The five premiere plays and two revivals we will produce this summer at the Williamstown Theatre Festival bring together some of the most extraordinary theater artists from around this country and abroad,” said Greenfield. “The stories we will tell and the artists with whom we will tell them are fresh and diverse, bold and funny. We look forward to sharing the work with audiences hungry for a brave and satisfying theatrical adventure!”

Additional programming and events, as well as complete casting and creative team information will be announced at a later date. Ticket Bundles are now available for purchase at www.wtfestival.org.