As previously announced, the show will star four-time Tony Award winner Audra McDonald as Lizzie Curry, two-time Tony winner John Cullum as H.C. Curry, and Steve Kazee as Starbuck. The remainder of the principal cast will feature Christopher Innvar as File, Chris Butler as Noah, Bobby Steggert as Jimmy, and Carla Duren as Snookie.
The ensemble will include Coleen Fitzpatrick, Valisia Lekae Little, Darius Nichols, Mamie Parris, Devin Richards, Michael Scott, Will Swenson, Elisa Van Duyne, Matt Wall, and Betsy Wolfe. The creative team of the Roundabout production includes Dan Knechtges (choreography), Paul Gemignani (musical direction), Jonathan Tunick (orchestrations), Santo Loquasto (sets and costumes), Christopher Akerlind (lighting), and Dan Moses Schereier (sound).
Based on Nash's play The Rainmaker and set in Texas in the 1930s, the musical tells the story of Lizzie Curry, a single woman on the verge of becoming an "old maid," whose life changes when the charismatic rainmaker Starbuck comes to town. The musical has been seen only once before on Broadway, during the 1963-1964 season, with Inga Swenson as Lizzie and Robert Horton as Starbuck. It was previously revived by New York City Opera with Karen Ziemba as Lizzie and Brian Sutherland as Starbuck.
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