Williamstown Opens New Musical “A Legendary Romance”

Williamstown, MA (August 3, 2017) – Williamstown Theatre Festival (Mandy Greenfield, Artistic Director) announces the first performance of their third Main Stage production of the 2017 season Thursday, August 3 at 7:30 pm with the new musical A Legendary Romance (August 3—August 20).

Emmy Award winner and Tony Award nominee Lonny Price directs an intimate new musical by composer/lyricist Geoff Morrow and book writer Timothy Prager that delivers us to the intersection of loyalty, love, and ambition. Back in 1950, film producer Joseph Lindy (Jeff McCarthy) was on top of the world, making hit after hit with the love of his life and leading lady, Billie Hathaway (Lora Lee Gayer). Nearly four decades later, retired and forgotten, he must approve for release a version of his abandoned, cinematic masterpiece – an autobiographical film now altered irrevocably by a young producer. Haunted by the choices he made years ago, Joseph’s story hangs in the balance as he reconstructs the film, his memory, and, ultimately, his legacy.

The cast also includes Jose-Maria Aguila, Roe Hartrampf, and Maurice Jones.

A Legendary Romance runs from Thursday, August 3 to Sunday, August 20. Two post-show Talkbacks are scheduled for Tuesday, August 8 and Tuesday, August 15, as well as a Lawn Talk prior to the matinee on Sunday, August 6.

TICKETS AND SCHEDULE                                                                               

Tickets may be purchased online, by phone, or in person at the Box Office located at the ‘62 Center for Theatre and Dance Box Office at 1000 Main St (Route 2), Williamstown, MA 01267,413.458.3253. Discounted Bundle packages are also available.

WILLIAMSTOWN THEATRE FESTIVAL                                                              

Since 1955, the Williamstown Theatre Festival has brought America’s finest actors, directors, designers, and playwrights to the Berkshires, engaging a loyal audience of both residents and summer visitors. Each WTF season is designed to present unique opportunities for artists and audience alike, revisiting classic plays with innovative productions, developing and nurturing bold new plays and musicals, and offering a rich array of accompanying cultural events including Free Theatre, Late-Night Cabarets, readings, workshops, and educational programs. With offices in both Williamstown and New York City, WTF creates vibrant work that feeds the wider theatrical landscape. The artists and productions shaped at the Festival each summer often go on to reach diverse audiences nationally and internationally. WTF is also home to of the nation’s top training and professional development programs for new generations of aspiring theatre artists and administrators. WTF was honored with the Tony Award for Outstanding Regional Theatre in 2002 and the Commonwealth Award for Achievement in 2011.

 

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