PASADENA, CA — The Pasadena Playhouse announced today that their first development production, under the theater’s new play development program PlayWorks, will be Dotson Rader’s “God Looked Away” starring Academy Award- and two-time Tony Award-winner Al Pacino (Scent of a Woman) as “Tennessee Williams” and co-starring two-time Tony Award-winner Judith Light (Transparent) as Williams’ close friend “Estelle” and Miles Gaston Villanueva (CBS’s The Young and the Restless) as “Baby.”
Rounding out the cast are Garrett Clayton (Hairspray Live!) as “Luke,” Andrew Dits (NBC’s Telenovela) as “Zach,” Broadway and TV vet Matt Gottlieb as “Peter,” and Takuma Anzai (NBC’s Community) as “Bellboy.” Robert Allan Ackerman, who directed Pacino on Broadway in Salome, will stage the new work and develop “God Looked Away” with Rader at The Pasadena Playhouse (39 S. El Molino Avenue, Pasadena) beginning February 8 – March 19, 2017.
Tickets went on sale December 16.
“God Looked Away” is an eye-opening glimpse into a turbulent period in the life and career of one of America’s most mysterious, iconic artists: playwright-screenwriter-novelist Tennessee Williams.
“The Playhouse is about to enter its 100th year, and I can’t think of a better way to kick off the celebration than with the expansion of our new works program beginning with this new development production and these extraordinary artists,” said Danny Feldman, the Playhouse’s Producing Artistic Director. “As a young playwright, Tennessee Williams premiered two new plays at The Playhouse, and it is fitting that our first PlayWorks production features a revealing glimpse into the life of this great American playwright.”
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