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Alexandra Silber, Max von Essen, and More to Star in Murder on the Orient Express

Ken Ludwig brings the Agatha Christie mystery novel to the stage at the McCarter Theatre Center.

Broadway veterans Alexandra Silber and Max von Essen join the world-premiere cast of Murder on the Orient Express.
(© David Gordon/Tricia Baron)

The McCarter Theatre Center in Princeton, NJ has announced the full cast and creative team for its world-premiere production of Ken Ludwig's adaptation of Agatha Christie's mystery novel, Murder on the Orient Express. Directed by Emily Mann, performances will run from March 14-April 2 with an official March 17 opening.

The cast features British stage and screen actor Allan Corduner (Florence Foster Jenkins) as Detective Hercule Poirot, Veanne Cox (An American in Paris) as Princess Dragomiroff, Maboud Ebrahimzadeh as Michel, Julie Halston (You Can't Take it With You) as Mrs. Hubbard, Susannah Hoffman as Mary Debenham, Alexandra Silber (Fiddler on the Roof) as Countess Andrenyi, Juha Sorola as MacQueen, Samantha Steinmetz (Bedlam's Sense & Sensibility) as Greta Ohlsson, Tony nominee Max von Essen (An American in Paris) as Ratchett/Col. Arburthnot, and Evan Zes (Incident at Vichy) as Bouc.

The creative team includes Tony Award-winning designers Beowulf Boritt (sets), William Ivey Long (costumes), Ken Billington (lighting), and Darron L. West (sound).

Published in 1934, Murder on the Orient Express follows Belgian detective Hercule Poirot, who investigates the murder of a wealthy American traveling on the Orient Express, the most famous train in the world.

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