Harry Connick Jr. and the Cast of The Sting Jump Into Rehearsals
The world-premiere musical adaptation will begin performances next month at Paper Mill Playhouse.
Paper Mill Playhouse is now in rehearsal for its world-premiere production of The Sting, beginning performances March 29 for a limited run through April 29. Based on the 1973 film of the same name, the stage musical features a book by Bob Martin, and music and lyrics by Mark Hollmann and Greg Kotis with Harry Connick Jr. John Rando directs, with choreography by Warren Carlyle and music direction by Fred Lassen.
Connick also leads the cast 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.
Set in 1936 Chicago, The Sting tells the tale of a pair of con men, small town grifter Johnny Hooker and big-time hustler Henry Gondorff (Connick), who plot to bring down the city's most corrupt racketeer.