Marc Kudisch, Mark Nelson To Star In "Tartuffe" at Westport Playhouse

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Three-time Tony Award-nominatee Marc Kudisch will play the title role in Westport Country Playhouse’s production of Molière’s “Tartuffe,” staged by David Kennedy, the theater's associate artistic director. 

Mark Nelson (last seen in Long Wharf Theatre's "My Name Is Asher Lev") will play Orgon; Nadia Bowers is cast as Elmire; and Patricia Conolly will portray Madame Pernelle. Others in the cast are Justin Adams, Chrissy Albanese, Matthew Amendt, Tyrone Mitchell Henderson, Jeremy Lawrence, William Peden, Jeanine Serralles and Charise Castro Smith.

Kudisch’s Broadway credits are “9 to 5” (Tony, Drama Desk Awards nominations), “The Apple Tree,” “Chitty Chitty Bang Bang” (Tony, Outer Critic Circle Awards nominations),  “Assassins” (Drama Desk Award nomination), “Thoroughly Modern Millie” (Tony, Drama Desk, Outer Critic Circle Award nominations), “Bells Are Ringing,” “The Wild Party,” “The Scarlet Pimpernel (3.0),” “High Society,” “Beauty and the Beast,” “Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat,” and most recently, “A Minister’s Wife” at Lincoln CenterTheater, and television’s “Smash.”

 Nelson’s Broadway credits are: in “The Invention of Love,” “After the Fall,” “Three Sisters” and “A Few Good Men." He also played Einstein in Steve Martin's “Picasso at the Lapin Agile” (Obie Award).

 Bowers’ Broadway credits include “The Farnsworth Invention,” “Doubt,” and “Metamorphosis." Regionally, she was in “Tartuffe” at San Diego’s LaJolla Playhouse.

Conolly previously appeared at Westport Country Playhouse in “Outward Bound,” directed by Doug Hughes.  Broadway credits include “Is He Dead?,” “Enchanted April,” “Waiting in the Wings,” “The Sound of Music,” “The Circle,” “Judgment at Nuremberg,” and “A Small Family Business.”

 The show runs July 17 to Aug. 4.

Information: 203-227-4177, or toll-free at 1-888-927-7529, or www.westportplayhouse.org

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