Cass Morgan
(© Joseph Marzullo/WENN)
Cass Morgan
(© Joseph Marzullo/WENN)
Original Broadway cast member Cass Morgan will return to the role of Mama in Memphis, at the Shubert Theater, beginning on Thursday, December 15. She replaces Nancy Opel, who will be taking a leave of absence to appear in the recently reported Alley Theater production of The Toxic Avenger, and who is expected to return to her role in Memphis in February, 2012.

Set in the segregated South of the 1950s, the show follows the fictionalized life story of white radio disc jockey Huey Calhoon (played by Adam Pascal), who falls in love with both rock & roll and an electrifying black singer, Felicia Farrell (played by Montego Glover).

Memphis, is based on a concept by George W. George and has a book by Joe DiPietro and music and lyrics by David Bryan. The show won the 2010 Tony Award for Best Musical.

Morgan's additional New York credits include Mary Poppins, Ring of Fire, Beauty and the Beast, Capeman, The Human Comedy, Hair, The Immigrant, Floyd Collins, Violet, Merrily We Roll Along, and Pump Boys and Dinettes, of which she is also a co-author.

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