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Casting Set for The Unsinkable Molly Brown, Starring Beth Malone

The musical will receive its off-Broadway premiere.

Beth Malone will star in The Unsinkable Molly Brown.
Beth Malone will star in The Unsinkable Molly Brown.
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Transport Group has announced casting for The Unsinkable Molly Brown, starring Beth Malone and running February 8-March 22 at Abrons Arts Center. Kathleen Marshall directs and choreographs.

Malone will take on the title role, alongside David Aron Damane as JJ, Whitney Bashor as Julia, Omar Lopez-Cepero as Vincenzo, Alex Gibson as Erich, and Paolo Montalban as Arthur. Rounding out the cast are Karl Josef Co, Kaitlyn Davidson, Tyrone Davis Jr., Gregg Goodbrod, Michael Halling, Nikka Graff Lanzarone, Kate Marilley, Shina Ann Morris, Keven Quillon, and CoCo Smith.

Meredith Willson and Richard Morris's musical is adapted by Dick Scanlan, with music adaptation by Michael Rafter. Scenic design is by Brett Banakis, costume design is by Sky Switser, gowns for Beth Malone are by Paul Tazewell, lighting design is by Peter Kaczorowski, sound design is by Walter Trarbach, and music direction is by Joey Chancey.

The Unsinkable Molly Brown tells the rags-to-riches story of Margaret "Molly" Brown, a turn-of-the-century hero of the underdog, champion of women's rights, fighter for labor rights, advocate of immigration reform — and, most famously, survivor of the Titanic disaster. A love story about a woman who rejected the notion that it's a man's world, this new Molly Brown portrays Molly as she really was — vibrant, progressive, modern.

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