Just received an email that Christine Baranski has had to withdraw from this spring’s production of Antony and Cleopatra at Theater for a new Audience. Scheduling conflicts are blamed. Director Darko Tresnjak will be looking for a new leading lady, and what a lovely opportunity for an actress of a certain age. Who would you like to see as Cleo? If Jennifer Ehle could age a decade or two I wouldn’t mind that. Sigourney Weaver? Lindsay Duncan? Ellen Mclaughlin? Kate Burton? Christine Ebersole? Fiona Shaw? Helen Mirren? Who’s your fantasy pick?
This article from the Village Voice Archive was posted on August 23, 2007