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Classic Stage Company: 2014- 2015 season

Tom Millward
Tom Millward


Classic Stage Company has announced two plays and a musical for its upcoming 48th Season. The company's 2014-2015 season will feature: William Shakespeares's Hamlet, starring Peter Sarsgaard as Hamlet; Christopher Marlowe's Doctor Faustus, starring starring Chris Noth, directed by Andrei Belgrader; and Rodgers and Hammerstein's musical Allegro, directed by Tony Award winner John Doyle.


Full casting announcements and specific dates for each production will be forthcoming.

The plays will be presented in the following season order:

by Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein II
Director: John Doyle
Date: Expected Oct 2014
Venue: Classic Stage Company

Synopsis: Follow the story of Joe Taylor, Jr. from cradle to early manhood in this exploration of America's coming of age, as seen through the eyes of a young physician learning about the mysteries of life and death.

John Doyle is an Associate Director of the Classic Stage Company and won a Tony Award in 2006 for his production of Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street. Allegro marks the second installment of CSC's Musical Theater Initiative, which launched last year with the company's production of Stephen Sondheim and James Lapine's Passion, also directed by Doyle.

Playwright: William Shakespeare
Cast: Peter Sarsgaard
Dates: Expected Jan 2015
Venue: Classic Stage Company

Synopsis: Set in the Kingdom of Denmark, the play dramatizes the revenge Prince Hamlet exacts on his uncle Claudius for murdering his father, King Hamlet, and then succeeding to the throne and taking as his wife Gertrude, the old king's widow and Prince Hamlet's mother. The play portrays both true and feigned madness—from overwhelming grief to seething rage—and explores themes of treachery, revenge, incest, and moral corruption.

Peter Sarsgaard has previously been seen on Broadway in the 2008 production of 'The Seagull' by Anton Chekhov, and in two more Chekhov plays at the Classic Stage Company ('Uncle Vanya' and 'Three Sisters'). He is also known for numerous film roles, including 'Blue Jasmine', 'Lovelace', 'Kinsey', 'Shattered Glass', 'Boys Don't Cry', 'Garden State' and 'Green Lantern'.

Doctor Faustus
Playwright: Christopher Marlowe
Director: Andrei Belgrder
Cast: Chris Noth
Dates: Expected Apr 2015
Venue: Classic Stage Company

Synopsis: Based on the Faust story, in which a man sells his soul to the devil for power and knowledge.

Chris Noth is most commonly known for his TV roles in 'Sex and the City', 'Law & Order' and 'The Good Wife', and has starred on Broadway in the 2011 revival of 'That Championship Season' by Jason Miller, and the 2000 revival of Gore Vidal's 'The Best Man'.

The 2014/2015 Season will also include the following Special Series:

November 2014

By William Shakespeare
Begins March 2015

First Look Festival: IMPERIAL DREAMS
A trilogy by CHARLES MEE freely adapted from the works of Euripides
March 2015

- by Tom Millward

Chris Noth & Peter Sarsgaard

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