Melinda Page Hamilton & More Will Join Kevin Bacon in Rear Window

first_imgWe’re keeping an extremely close eye on this show—it has Broadway-bound written all over it. Melinda Page Hamilton, McKinley Belcher III and more will join the previously reported Kevin Bacon in Rear Window. Directed by A Gentleman’s Guide’s Tony winner Darko Tresnjak, the production has been adapted for the stage by Keith Reddin, and will play a limited engagement October 22 through November 15. Opening night is set for October 30 at Hartford Stage.Hamilton will play Mrs. Thorwald and Gloria. Her screen credits include Sleeping Dogs Lie, Devious Maids, Desperate Housewives, Mad Men and Big Love. She appeared on stage in Bell, Book and Candle and Cornelia at The Old Globe. Belcher will take on the role of Sam. His credits include the HBO miniseries Show Me a Hero, the upcoming PBS series Mercy Street, Twelfth Night at Hartford Stage and Romeo and Juliet at Classic Stage Company.The play is based on the same short story—Rear Window by Cornell Woolrich—that inspired the Alfred Hitchcock film. It is the classic tale of a man confined to his apartment who thinks he may have witnessed a murder in a nearby building.Also boarding the cast will be John Bedford Lloyd as Boyne (Tartuffe) and Robert Stanton as Thorwald (A Free Man of Color). Rounding out the company will be Dan Bender, Erik Bloomquist, Ashley Croce, Roy Donnelly, Barbara Gallow, Caitlin Harrity, William Squier and Quinn Warren.Rear Window will feature scenic design by Alexander Dodge, costume design by Linda Cho, lighting design by York Kennedy, sound design by Jane Shaw, projection design by Sean Nieuwenhuis and fight choreography by Steve Rankin. View Commentslast_img

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