Sutton Foster-Led Sweet Charity Announces Additional Casting
Shuler Hensley, Emily Padgett, and more join the production directed by Leigh Silverman.
The New Group has announced additional casting and creative team for its fall production of Sweet Charity, starring two-time Tony winner Sutton Foster.
Joining Foster in the off-Broadway cast will be Asmeret Ghebremichael (The Book of Mormon) as Nickie, Tony winner Shuler Hensley (Waiting for Godot/No Man's Land) as Oscar, Sasha Hutchings (Hamilton) as Rosie/Ensemble, Nikka Graff Lanzarone (Women on the Verge...) as Ursula/Ensemble, Emily Padgett (Bright Star) as Helene, and Joel Perez (Fun Home) as Herman/Vittorio/Daddy Brubeck. The ensemble will also include Yesenia Ayala, Darius Barnes, James Brown III, and Donald Jones, Jr. Lori Ann Ferreri and Ryan Worsing join the cast as swings.
The creative team includes scenic design by Derek McLane, costume design by Clint Ramos, lighting design by Jeff Croiter, sound design by Leon Rothenberg, orchestrations by Mary-Mitchell Campbell, and music direction by Georgia Stitt.
Sweet Charity will be directed by Leigh Silverman, with choreography by Joshua Bergasse. Featuring a book by Neil Simon, music by Cy Coleman, and lyrics by Dorothy Fields, the show is timed to the 50th anniversary of the classic musical. The story follows Charity Hope Valentine (Foster), the sassy, diehard romantic dancehall hostess whose naivety and overeager embrace of every man she meets keeps getting her in hot water.
Previews will begin November 2 in advance of a November 20 opening at the Pershing Square Signature Center. Performances will run through December 11. More casting will be announced at a later date.