A New Update on the Cast of Richard III at the Old Vic
Maureen Anderman Among Those Now Announced for the Bridge Project Finale
There was a cast update for Sam Mendes’ Richard III at the end of March but now a full cast list has been revealed for the production ahead of its June start-date at The Old Vic. Though some names were previously confirmed – such as Haydn Gwynne, Annabel Scholey and Chuk Iwuji – there are plenty of other names joining Kevin Spacey in the title role.
These include Maureen Anderman, Stephen Lee Anderson, Jeremy Bobb, Nathan Darrow, Jack Ellis, Isaiah Johnson, Andrew Long, Katherine Manners, Howard Overshown, Simon Lee Philips, Gary Powell, Michael Rudko, Gavin Stenhouse and Hannah Stokely.
Maureen Anderman is an American actress who has appeared in various productions on the other side of the Atlantic, both for the stage and screen, and as a result she has accumulated numerous Awards and nominations, making her an acclaimed actress. Her credits on Broadway include productions in the 1980s such as “Macbeth” and “The Lady from Dubuque”, with onscreen roles such as “Law & Order”, “Law & Order: Criminal Intent” and “Kojak”, making her recognisable to London theatre audiences that have seen such shows over the decades. More recently she appeared in a Broadway production of “The Year of Magical Thinking”.
Meanwhile, Spacey takes on the role of Richard III and remains in his capacity as Artistic Director of the Old Vic. “Richard III” sees him re-team with Sam Mendes who famously directed him in the acclaimed 1999 movie “American Beauty”. The stage and film director is also behind such films as “Jarhead”, “Away We Go” and “Road to Perdition”, among others, and will next direct the 23rd movie in the James Bond series.
And “Richard III” is the final part of the Bridge Project, a transcontinental collaboration between the Old Vic Theatre and the Brooklyn Academy of Music, which also saw the shows “As You Like It”, “The Tempest” and “The Cherry Orchard”, among others, arrive onstage.
“Richard III” runs at the Old Vic from Wednesday 29th June 2011 (previews from Saturday 18th June 2011) running to Sunday 11th September 2011. It follows the current production of “Cause Celebre” at the venue, which remains until Saturday 11th June 2011.