No casting has been announced for the lead role of Genevieve, which was played by Alice Ripley at Paper Mill. The Tony Award-nominated actress is currently in Los Angeles starring in the Blank Theatre Company's production of Little Fish.
The musical, based on a French film by Marcel Pagnol and Jean Giono, concerns a young woman in a small French village who leaves her much older husband, a big-hearted baker, for a sexy young man. The show was headed for Broadway in 1976, but closed out of town; the cast included Patti LuPone, Paul Sorvino, and Kurt Peterson.
The York production will also star Kevin Cahoon, Wendi Bergamini, Jacque Carnahan, Joy Franz, Laurent Giroux, Mitchell Greenberg, Michael Mederios, John O'Creagh, Richard Pruitt, Maureen Silliman, and Clinton Zugel.