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Matthew Risch to Permanently Replace Christian Hoff in Roundabout's Pal Joey

Matthew Risch
Matthew Risch will permanently take over the role of Joey Evans in Roundabout Theatre Company's Broadway revival of Pal Joey. He replaces Christian Hoff, who injured his foot on Friday night and has withdrawn from the project. The production, which will now officially open on December 18, is directed by Joe Mantello.

The show features music by Richard Rodgers, lyrics by Lorenz Hart, and a new book by Richard Greenberg, based on the original book by John O'Hara. Set in Chicago in the late 1930s, Pal Joey is the story of Joey Evans, a brash, scheming song and dance man with dreams of owning his own nightclub.

The show also stars Stockard Channing (Vera Simpson), Martha Plimpton (Gladys Bumps), Robert Clohessy (Mike), Jenny Fellner (Linda English), Daniel Marcus (Ludlow Lowell), and Steven Skybell (Ernest), along with Timothy J. Alex, Brian Barry, Bahiyah Sayyed Gaines, Lisa Gajda, Anthony Holds, Nadine Isenegger, Mark Morettini, Kathryn Mowat Murphy, Abbey O'Brien, Hayley Podschun, Krista Saab, and Eric Sciotto.

The creative team will include Paul Gemignani (music direction), Graciela Daniele (choreography), Scott Pask (sets), William Ivey Long (costumes), Peggy Eisenhauer and Jules Fisher (lights), Tony Meola (sound), and Don Sebesky (orchestrations).

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