Continuing the Theatre’s 30th Anniversary season, Measure for Measure begins previews Saturday, February 6 and opens Sunday, February 14. The production is directed by Arin Arbus, the Theatre’s Associate Artistic Director who won acclaim for staging last season’s production of Othello.
Jefferson Mays, a Tony award-winner for his work in Broadway’s I Am My Own Wife, will play The Duke. Elisabeth Waterston, who has performed Shakespeare for Theatre for a New Audience, Classic Stage Company, and the New York Shakespeare Festival, will play Isabella, and Rocco Sisto, winner of two Obies and a veteran of ten New York Shakespeare Festival productions, will play Angelo.
Also in Measure for Measure are Samara Bay, Alyssa Bresnahan, Denis Butkus, Joe Forbrich, John Christopher Jones, John Keating, Robert Langdon Lloyd, LeRoy McClain, Alfredo Narciso, Rose Seccareccia, Mary Testa, and Graham Winton.
The production team includes Peter Ksander (sets); Marcus Doshi (lights); and Sarah Pickett (original music), all of whom worked with Arbus on Othello. They are joined by David Zinn (costumes); Jane Shaw (sound design); and John Caraffa (movement). The company’s voice work will be done by Cicely Berry (Royal Shakespeare Company) and Robert Neff Williams (The Juilliard School).
Measure for Measure runs through March 14 at The Duke on 42nd Street(SM), a New 42nd Street project.