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James Earl Jones in Tennessee Williams’ Night of the Iguana Revival 2017 by Photojournalist Lisa Pacino

The Tennessee Williams drama Night of the Iguana will be staged in Boston featuring legendary actor James Earl Jones. The revival is scheduled to run February 18, 2017 through March 18, 2017 at the American Repertory Theater in Cambridge, MA.


James Earl Jones, Tony Awards, New York, 2016. Photograph by Lisa Pacino.

Michael Wilson will direct the revival of Williams’ 1961 drama about a defrocked Southern preacher and the people he meets at a crumbling hotel on the coast of Mexico, including an elderly man traveling with his granddaughter, a portrait painter. Just added to the cast are Tony Award winner Elizabeth Ashley (Broadway’s You Can’t Take It With You, Cat on a Hot Tin Roof), Tony Award nominee Amanda Plummer (Broadway’s Pygmalion, Agnes of God, A Taste of Honey), Remo Airaldi (Off-Broadway’s Cirque du Soleil: Banana Shpeel), and Bill Heck (Broadway’s Cabaret). Further casting to be announced.

James Earl Jones has been acting since 1953. He won the Tony Award and the Golden Globe Award for his performance as a boxer in The Great White Hope in 1969. He also earned an Oscar nomination for the role. He won the Tony Award again in 1987 for originating the lead role in August Wilson’s Fences. He is a three-time Emmy Award winner, for performances in Heat Wave, Gabriel’s Fire, and Summer’s End. In addition to his stage and film work he is familiar to the world for his voice roles as Darth Vader in the Star Wars films, and as Mufasa in Disney’s The Lion King. James has received countless awards and accolades including a Screen Actors Guild Life Achievement Award, and an Honorary Academy Award.


James Earl Jones, an after party, New York, 2011. Photograph by Lisa Pacino.

Tickets: americanrepertorytheater.org

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Sources: Playbill, Robert Viagas, American Repertory Theater

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