Broadway's On the Town Announces Complete Casting
Michael Rupert, Phillip Boykin, and more complete the ensemble that will dance around New York City at the Lyric Theatre.
Broadway veterans Michael Rupert (Legally Blonde), Allison Guinn (Hair), Phillip Boykin (The Gershwins' Porgy and Bess), and Stephen DeRosa (The Nance) have joined the upcoming Broadway revival of On the Town, producers Howard and Janet Kagan announced. The musical is to be directed by John Rando and choreographed by Joshua Bergasse.
Rupert will take on the role of Judge Pitkin W. Bridgework, with Guinn as Lucy Schmeeler. The duo played their roles in last summer's Barrington Stage Company production, on which this staging is based. Boykin and DeRosa will be featured in multiple roles.
The full ensemble includes Chip Abbott, Tanya Birl, Angela Brydon, Holly Ann Butler, Julius Carter, Kristine Covillo, Lori Ann Ferreri, Paloma Garcia-Lee, Stephen Hanna, Eloise Kropp, Brandon Leffler, Jess Leprotto, Cory Lingner, Skye Mattox, Michael Rosen, Samantha Sturm, Christopher Vo, Cody Williams, and Mikey Winslow.
As previously reported, On the Town will star Tony Yazbeck, Jay Armstrong Johnson, and Clyde Alves as a trio of sailors on shore leave in New York City for 24 hours. Megan Fairchild, Alysha Umphress, and Elizabeth Stanley play opposite them as the women who steal their hearts. Jackie Hoffman plays Madame Dilly.
Created by the legendary creative team of Leonard Bernstein, Betty Comden, Adolph Green, and Jerome Robbins, On the Town will begin performances at the Lyric Theatre on September 20 in advance of an October 16 opening.
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