Carmello, the Tony Award-nominated star of Parade and the most recent star of Broadway's hit Kiss Me, Kate, will dance to the steps of Susan Kikuchi, who will recreate Jerome Robbins' choreography from the original 1951 staging of the Rodgers and Hammerstein classic. Kikuchi knows her stuff: Her mom, Yuriko Kikuchi, played Eliza in the "Small House of Uncle Thomas" ballet in the show in 1951. Mark Hoebee directs the production.
Casting for the role of the King of Siam, who spars with British governess Anna Leonowens, has not been announced.
This year marks the 100th anniversary of composer Richard Rodgers' birth, and revivals are busting out all over. Paper Mill, which used to be known as Paper Mill Playhouse but now prefers Paper Mill: The State Theatre of New Jersey, is one of the country's major musical revival houses.