Cast and Creative Team Set for Broadway-Bound The Sting Starring Harry Connick Jr.
Janet Dacal, J. Harrison Ghee, Tom Hewitt, and Kate Shindle join the ensemble.
Paper Mill Playhouse has announced the cast and creative team of the world premiere production of the new musical The Sting, based on the 1973 film. The show features a book by Bob Martin and music and lyrics by Mark Hollmann and Greg Kotis with Harry Connick Jr. In addition, the score will contain music by Scott Joplin including "The Entertainer." John Rando is set to direct, with choreography by Warren Carlyle and music direction by Fred Lassen.
The Broadway-bound engagement is set to begin performances on March 29 for a limited engagement through April 29 at Paper Mill Playhouse. Opening night is April 8.
The principal cast will star Harry Connick Jr. as Henry Gondorff, with Peter Benson as the Erie Kid, Janet Dacal as Loretta, Christopher Gurr as J.J. Singleton, J. Harrison Ghee as Johnny Hooker, Tom Hewitt as Doyle Lonnegan, Richard Kline as Kid Twist, Kevyn Morrow as Luther, Kate Shindle as Billie, and Robert Wuhl as Snyder.
Rounding out the cast are Lucien Barbarin, Darius Barnes, Keely Beirne, Michael Fatica, Luke Hawkins, Tyler Huckstep, Matt Loehr, Erica Mansfield, Drew McVety, Ramone Owens, Tyler Roberts, Angie Schworer, Christine Shepard, Britton Smith, Sherisse Springer, Diana Vaden, Kevin Worley, and Lara Seibert Young.
The production team includes set design by Beowulf Boritt, costume design by Paul Tazewell, lighting design by Japhy Weideman, sound design by Randy Hansen, hair and wig design by Charles G. LaPointe, and makeup design by Cookie Jordan.
The Sting tells the tale of a pair of con men, small-town grifter Johnny Hooker and big-time hustler Henry Gondorff, who plot to bring down the city's most corrupt racketeer. Further casting and additional creative team members will be announced in the near future.