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Goodman Theatre announced today the casting and creative teams for its season openers. Kicking off September 9 with acclaimed Belgian director Ivo van Hove’s revival of Arthur Miller’s classic A VIEW FROM THE BRIDGE in the Albert theater, and October 20th with YASMINA’S NECKLACE by Rohina Malik, directed by Ann Filmer, in the Owen. The fall will also include Goodman’s 14th annual New Stages Festival of new plays (September 20 – October 8) and the 40th annual production of A Christmas Carol, starring Larry Yando in his 10th turn as Scrooge (November 18 – December 31).
Visionary Belgian director Ivo van Hove’s production of A VIEW FROM THE BRIDGE received 2016 Tony Awards for Best Revival of a Play and Best Director. The Young Vic Production will be recreated at the Goodman with Daniel Abeles as Rodolpho, Ian Bedford as Eddie Carbone, Catherine Combs as Catherine, Ronald Connor as Louis, Brandon Espinoza as Marco, James D. Farruggio as Officer, Ezra Knight as Alfieri, and Andrus Nichols as Beatrice. Jan Verweyveld is the set and lighting designer, An D’Huys provides the costumes, Tom Gibbons is the sound designer, and Jeff James is the associate director.
Rohina Malik’s YASMINA’S NECKLACE — a 2016 Jeff Award nominee for Best New Work in its 16th Street Theater incarnation, will feature Salar Ardebili as Man, Rom Barkhordar as Musa, Laura Crotte as Sara, Allen Gilmore as Imam Kareem, Martin Hanna as Amir, Susaan Jamshidi as Yasmina, Michael Perez as Sam, Amro Salama as Ali, and Frank Sawa as Officer. The design team includes Joe Schermoly (Set), Rachel Sypniewski (Costumes), Cat Wilson (Lights) and Barry Bennett (Sound).
The Goodman also announced a new membership program, allowing members to personalize the package of shows they see in a season for one price. 5-play memberships start at $100. For more information, visit GoodmanTheatre.org.