Shakespeare Theatre Company turns 25 this year, and to celebrate, they’re turning Sidney Harman Hall into a Broadway concert hall for The Bard’s Broadway: The Boys from Syracuse, for 5 performances this weekend, November 4 – 6.
STC’s favorite adaptor David Ives (The Heir Apparent, The Liar) has adapted the original George Abbott book for this 1938 Rodgers and Hart musical which takes its story from Shakespeare’s Comedy of Errors.
In the grand manner audiences expect from STC, this book-in-hand concert has boasts with high production standards indeed. Original costumes, choreography by Karma Camp, direction by STC Associate Director Alan Paul and a 19 piece orchestra, under the baton of George Fulginiti-Shakar, leading a glittering cast through such favorites as “This Can’t be Love”, “Falling in Love with Love”, and “Sing for your Supper”.
Broadway performers Anastasia Barzee (playing Andriana), Leslie Kritzer as Luce, Michael McGrath as Dromio, and Alexander Gemignani as Police Sergeant.
Rounding out the 23 member cast are Helen Carey as Seeress, Natascia Diaz as Courtesan, Anderson Davis as Antipholus of Syracuse, Ben Davis as Antipholus of Ephesus, Adam Heller as Dromio of Syracuse, John Horton as Aegeon, Nehal Joshi as Sorcerer, Matt Pearson as Angelo, Tim Rogan as Corporal, Thomas Adrian Simpson as Tailor, Michael Nansel as Duke of Ephesus and Betsy Wolfe as Luciana. Ensemble members include Erica Hamilton, Benjamin Horen, Catherine LaFrere, Crystal Mosser, Rachel Nelson and DeMoya Watson.
Sidney Harman Hall is located at 610 F Street NW, Washington, DC. Tickets are available by calling (202) 547-1122 or by visiting ShakespeareTheatre.org.