Cast Complete for David Hare's Straight Line Crazy, Starring Ralph Fiennes | Playbill

London News Cast Complete for David Hare's Straight Line Crazy, Starring Ralph Fiennes

Nicholas Hytner will direct the production at London's Bridge Theatre.

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Casting is now complete for the world premiere of David Hare’s Straight Line Crazy, which will play London's Bridge Theatre March 16–June 18. Opening night is March 23.

Directed by Tony winner Nicholas Hytner, the cast will be headed by the previously announced Tony winner Ralph Fiennes as Robert Moses.

Fiennes will be joined by Alisha Bailey as Mariah Heller, Samuel Barnett as Ariel Porter, David Bromley as Stamford Fergus, Al Coppola as Walter McQuade, Siobhán Cullen as Finnuala Connell, Ian Kirkby as Lewis Mumford, Alana Maria as Shirley Hayes, Dani Moseley as Carol Ames, Guy Paul as Henry Vanderbilt, Helen Schlesinger as Jane Jacobs, Mary Stillwaggon Stewart as Nicole Sawyer, and Danny Webb as Governor Al Smith.

Fiennes stars as Robert Moses, once one of the most powerful men in New York and the "master builder" of many new parks, bridges, and over 600 miles of expressways. Though never elected to office, he manipulated many with a mix of charm and intimidation.

The production will also have designs by Bob Crowley, lighting by Jessica Hung Han Yun, sound by George Dennis, and music by George Fenton.

Fiennes (Hamlet, Faith Healer), Hytner (One Man, Two Guvnors; The History Boys), and Hare (Skylight) previously collaborated on Hare's Beat the Devil, which ran at The Bridge in 2020.

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