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Additional Casting Announced for Adirondack Theatre Festival’s Starry 30th Anniversary Season

Performers from Broadway’s Six and Sleep No More join festival in Glens Falls, continuing through August 7. 

GLENS FALLS — Adirondack Theatre Festival (ATF) announced additional casting today for its 30th Anniversary season. Keri René Fuller (Broadway’s Six) will join the cast of The King’s Wife and Robert Najarian (Sleep No More) will join Dial “M” for Murder. 

Next weekend at Adirondack Theatre Festival, audiences can catch a sneak peek of a new play commissioned by ATF and created and performed by Jessica Frances Dukes (Netflix’s Ozark and Broadway’s Trouble in Mind). Dukes, an Obie Award winner and Screen Actors Guild Award nominee, makes her playwriting debut with Worth: An Intimate Exhibition, an autobiographical investigation of the value of art and artist. ATF will present a developmental reading at the Lower Adirondack Regional Arts Council (LARAC) Lapham Gallery from July 12 – 14 in partnership with the Lake George Theater Lab. 

More Broadway stars arrive at ATF for The King’s Wife, a concert presentation of the new pop musical with a book by playwright Mêlisa Annis and score by Grammy-nominated Nashville songwriter Jamie Floyd. The King’s Wife imagines the secret history of the first wives of Henry VIII. Keri René Fuller, who played Jane Seymour in Six, steps into the role of Anne Boleyn. Parris Lewis (Tina: The Tina Turner Musical – first national tour) plays Katherine of Aragon and Matthew Griffin (Tina: The Tina Turner Musical – Broadway) plays Henry VIII. They are joined by Jimmy Rae Bennett (the voice of Floyd in Grand Theft Auto V), Namisa Mdlalose Bizana, Austin Ku, Morgan Reilly, Briar Magee, and Richard Putorti Jr. The presentation runs July 19 – 21 and features direction by Tamilla Woodard (Hadestown). The concert is produced by special arrangement with Tony-nominated producer Jennifer Kranz. 

The season closes with Jeffrey Hatcher’s edgy new adaptation of Dial “M” for Murder, the thriller made famous by the Frederick Knott play and the Alfred Hitchcock film. Robert Najarian, who appeared in the original US company of Sleep No More, plays

Lesgate alongside Nicholas Baroudi (Law and Order: Organized Crime and Fosse/Verdon) as Tony Wendice, Yesenia Iglesias as Maxine Hadley, Dennis Schebetta as Inspector Hubbard, and Sigrid Sutter as Margot Wendice. Dial “M” for Murder runs August 1 – 7 and features direction by Marcus Kyd. 

Single tickets for The King’s Wife and Dial “M” for Murder at the Charles R. Wood Theater range from $25 to $49. Tickets for the reading of Worth: an Intimate Exhibition at LARAC are $15. Tickets may be purchased by visiting www.atfestival.org, or by calling the Wood Theater Box Office at 518-480-4878, or in-person at the Box Office at 207 Glen Street. The Box Office is open Tuesdays through Saturdays from noon to 5pm. 

About Adirondack Theatre Festival 

Hailed as “the best-kept entertainment secret in upstate New York” (Glens Falls TODAY), Adirondack Theatre Festival is the only professional theatre festival in the Albany region dedicated to new musicals and plays. 

Martha Banta and David Turner, along with a 12-member founding committee, created the Adirondack Theatre Festival in 1993 and presented its first 18-day season of new and contemporary theatre at the French Mountain Playhouse within the Lake George RV Park in 1995. Today, ATF produces a nine-week season at the Wood Theater in Glens Falls each summer. The organization operates under a Small Professional Theatre Agreement with Actors’ Equity Association. The actors seen on the ATF stage, as well as the designers and directors, have worked regularly on and off-Broadway, on television and in movies.