The Muny’s production of The Unsinkable Molly Brown plays the outdoor St. Louis venue July 21–27.
Fun Home Tony nominee Beth Malone heads the cast as Molly Tobin, with Tony nominee Marc Kudisch as J.J. Brown, Whitney Bashor as Julia, Paolo Montalban as Arthur, Justin Guarini as Vincenzo, and David Abeles as Erich.
They are joined by an ensemble that includes Karl Josef Co, Donna English, Jennifer Evans, Patty Goble, Gregg Goodbrod, Mike Haggerty, Michael Halling, John Hickok, Emily Hsu, Dionna Thomas Littleton, Omar Lopez-Cepero, Kate Marilley, Stephanie Martignetti, Carissa Massaro, Georgia Mendes, Paul Scanlan, Mike Schwitter, Gabi Stapula, Cullen R. Titmas, and Daryl Tofa as well as The Muny kid and teen youth ensembles.
Directed and choreographed by Kathleen Marshall, The Unsinkable Molly Brown features music and lyrics by Meredith Willson, with additional lyrics and book by Dick Scanlan, and music direction, music adaptation, and vocal and incidental arrangements by Michael Rafter.
The production also has scenic design by Derek McLane and Paul Tate dePoo III, based upon original design by McLane, costume design by Paul Tazewell, lighting design by Rob Denton, sound design by John Shivers and David Patridge, video design by Nathan W. Scheuer, and wig design by Leah J. Loukas. The production stage manager is Matthew Lacey.
Malone previously played the title role in September 2014 for The Denver Center Theatre Company. Songs from the classic score include “I Ain’t Down Yet,” “Belly Up To The Bar Boys,” “Colorado, My Home,” and “I’ll Never Say No.”
The late Tammy Grimes created the role of Molly in the 1960 Broadway production, earning a Tony for her performance; the late Debbie Reynolds was nominated for an Academy Award for her work as Molly in the 1964 film.
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The remainder of the Muny season includes A Chorus Line and Newsies, a Muny premiere.
Check out footage of the Tony-winning Broadway musical Fun Home, which starred Beth Malone.
(Updated July 21, 2017)