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Full Cast Announced for Show Boat Concert

Tony nominee Lee Wilkof, Marcy Harriell, and more will join Laura Osnes for the benefit concert.

Lee Wilkof joins Laura Osnes and others in the cast of Show Boat (in Concert).
Lee Wilkof joins Laura Osnes and others in the cast of Show Boat (in Concert).
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Bucks County Playhouse has announced final casting for the world-premiere concert adaptation of Oscar Hammerstein II and Jerome Kern's legendary musical, Show Boat (in Concert), which goes live for one night only this Saturday, June 23, at 7pm.

Tony Award nominee Lee Wilkof (Kiss Me, Kate) is replacing previously announced Michael McGrath as Captain Andy. Marcy Harriell (In the Heights) joins the cast as Julie. Anna Shea (Walnut Street's Annie) will play young Kim. Suzanne Bodine will play the Old Lady on the Levee.

Others joining the ensemble for this one-night event include Sumayya Ali (Natasha, Pierre & The Great Comet of 1812), Glenn Seven Allen (The Light in the Piazza), Dwelvan David (Finding Neverland national tour), Ta'Nika Gibson (Encore's Me and My Girl), Beth Kirkpatrick (Les Misérables ), Brandon Michael Nase (Oslo Rep's Evita), Lindsay O'Neil (A Christmas Story), and Jason Simon (Sister Act national tour).

They round out a cast that includes previously announced two-time Tony nominee Laura Osnes (Rodgers & Hammerstein's Cinderella) as Magnolia, James Snyder (Cry-Baby) as Gaylord Ravenal, Emmy Award winner Jessica Walter (BCP's Steel Magnolias) as Parthy, Clyde Alves (On the Town) will play Frank, NaTasha Yvette Williams (Waitress) is Queenie, and Stephanie Gibson (Charlie and the Chocolate Factory) will appear as Ellie. Michel Bell will reprise his Tony-nominated role of Joe, the singer of "Ol' Man River," from the 1994 Broadway Revival.

Show Boat (in Concert) is the culmination of Bucks County Playhouse's fourth Oscar Hammerstein Festival with direction by Josh Rhodes (BCP's Ebenezer Scrooge's Big Playhouse Christmas Show). Andy Einhorn (Carousel and Hello, Dolly!) is musical director, and Ted Chapin, president and chief creative officer of the Rodgers and Hammerstein Organization, will narrate.