Alan Campbell, who played scenarist and lover to Glenn Close on Broadway in Sunset Boulevard, will replace D.W. Moffett in Contact beginning March 19. Moffett, who joined the cast Sept. 4, 2001, gives his last performance on March 3. Campbell will play the suicidal advertising exec created by Boyd Gaines, who won a Tony Award for the show. Charlotte d'Amboise and Colleen Dunn, who also joined on Sept. 4, remain with the cast.
d'Amboise took on Karen Ziemba's role of a repressed Italian housewife, circa 1950's, who escapes her life through dance fantasies. Ziemba won a Tony for her performance. Dunn had perhaps the most difficult task. She stepped into the charmed shoes and saffron frock of Deborah Yates, who made an indelible impression as the mysterious, elusive and silent Girl in the Yellow Dress, the object of Campbell's character's desire. Dunn was seen in the recent Broadway revival of Follies, the latest in a long string of Broadway musicals credits which include The Will Rogers Follies, Sunset Boulevard, Ain't Broadway Grand and Legs Diamond.
Contact transferred to the Vivian Beaumont Theatre on March 2, 2000, and opened on March 30. It won the 2000 Tony Award for Best Musical.