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Karen Ziemba
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The full cast of Never Gonna Dance, a new Broadway musical featuring classic songs by Jerome Kern, has just been announced.

Tony Award winner Karen Ziemba (Contact, Steel Pier) and Deirdre Goodwin (Chicago, Nine) will join previously announced cast members Peter Bartlett, Eugene Fleming, Peter Gerety, Deborah Leamy, Nancy Lemenager, Philip LeStrange, Ron Orbach, David Pittu, and Noah Racey in the show. Timothy J. Alex, Julio Augustin, Roxane Barlow, Julie Connors, Sally Mae Dunn, Jennifer Frankel, Jason Gillman, Greg Graham, Ipsita Paul, T. Oliver Reid, Kirby Ward, and Tommar Wilson will round out the company.

Based on the film Swing Time and a story by Erwin Gelsey, Never Gonna Dance has a book by Jeffrey Hatcher. The production will be directed by Michael Greif (Rent) and choreographed by Jerry Mitchell (Hairspray). A dance musical set in the mythical New York City of yesteryear, the show tells the story of professional dancer John Garnett, who comes to New York hoping to earn money to please his fiancée's father by any means necessary...except dancing.

Never Gonna Dance is scheduled to begin previews at the Broadhurst Theatre (235 West 44th Street) on Monday, October 27. The press opening is set for Thursday, December 4. For more information, visit

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