Douglas Hodge, Marsha Mason, Marin Mazzie & John Glover

Classic Stage Company announces starry cast of Terrence McNally's Fire and Air

Douglas Hodge, Marsha Mason, Marin Mazzie, John Glover & more are set to star in CSC's world premiere, directed by John Doyle.

Tom Millward
Tom Millward

Classic Stage Company has assembled a starry cast for one of the most highly anticipated productions of its 50th Anniversary season. Under the helm of CSC Artistic Director and Tony Award winner John Doyle, the cast of the world premiere of 4-time Tony Award winner Terrence McNally's new play Fire and Air will feature (in alphabetical order) James Cusati-Moyer (as Nijinsky), Tony Award winner John Glover (as Dima), Tony Award winner Douglas Hodge (as Diaghilev), Jay Armstrong Johnson (as Massine), 4-time Academy Award nominee Marsha Mason (as Dunya) and 3-time Tony Award nominee Marin Mazzie (as Misia).

Douglas Hodge won a Tony Award in 2010 for his Broadway debut as Albin in La Cage aux FollesMarsha Mason was last seen on the New York stage in the 2009 Broadway premiere of ImpressionismMarin Mazzie earned Tony Award nominations for her turns in Kiss Me, Kate (2000), Ragtime (1998), and Passion (1994), and John Glover won a Tony Award for Love! Valour! Compassion! in 1995. James Cusati-Moyer recently made his Broadway debut in Six Degrees of Seperation and Jay Armstrong Johnson last appeared on the Great White Way as Chip in the 2014 revival of On the Town.

Synopsis: "Fire and Air explores the rich history of the Ballets Russes, Sergei Diaghilev's itinerant Russian ballet company. Surrounded by great talents of art, design, and music, the tempestuous relationship between Diaghilev and dancer Vaslav Nijinsky revolutionizes dance forever."

The creative team behind Fire and Air has also been announced and features scenic design by John Doyle, costume design by Ann Hould-Ward, lighting design by Jane Cox, sound design by Matt Stine and hair and make-up design by J. Jared Janas.

Previews begin on January 17, 2018, ahead of an official opening on February 1 and a limited engagement through to February 25, 2018.

Classic Stage Company's current production of Twelfth Night - a co-production with Fiasco Theater - is set to officially open on December 14 and will continue its off-Broadway run through to January 6, 2018.

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