Complete Casting Announced for New Off-Broadway Musical Cam Jansen

News   Complete Casting Announced for New Off-Broadway Musical Cam Jansen Casting has been announced for Cam Jansen, the new musical from husband-and-wife team Laurence O'Keefe (music) and Nell Benjamin (book and lyrics), which will begin a limited run at the Lamb's Theatre Nov. 6.

Kate Wetherhead, who starred Off-Broadway in Sarah, Plain & Tall, will star in the title role of the new musical. The company also includes Jill Abramovitz as Aunt Molly, Roland Rusinek as Rajah Roger, Miguel Cervantes as Eric, Jamie LaVerdiere as Barry and Farah Alvin as Linda.

Abramovitz has been seen in tours of Grease and South Pacific and in the Off Broadway musical Junie B. Jones. Rusinek was part of the New York City Opera staging of Sweeney Todd as well as the Madison Square Garden A Christmas Carol. Cervantes appeared in the Boston mounting of Bat Boy, and LaVerdiere was seen in the Broadway cast of The Producers and the touring company of Urinetown. Alvin's Broadway credits include Nine, The Look of Love, Saturday Night Fever and Grease.

Gordon Greenberg will direct the Theatreworks/USA production, which officially opens Nov. 12 and runs through Nov. 28. The musical is based on David A. Adler's series of popular books.

Cam Jansen, according to production notes, concerns a girl "who discovers she can use her amazing photographic memory to solve crimes. She teams up with her former rivals and her best friend to unravel the most mysterious case of all — the disappearance of the Emerald Elephant of Pajamastan."

Laurence O'Keefe wrote the score to the hit Off-Broadway musical Bat Boy, which recently opened in London. Nell Benjamin wrote the lyrics to The Mice (with music by O'Keefe), which was part of the Harold Prince-produced evening 3hree. O'Keefe and Benjamin are currently composing the score to the upcoming Broadway musical Legally Blonde. Tickets to Cam Jansen are priced at $25 and are available by calling (212) 239-6200 or by visiting www.telecharge.com. The Lamb's Theatre is located in Manhattan at 130 West 44th Street.

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Theatreworks/USA is a non-profit professional theatre for family audiences. Cam Jansen will mark the beginning of its 44th season.