Cotton succeeds original Wonderettes cast member Farah Alvin, who will play her final performance at the Westside Theatre March 1. Cotton will join a cast that includes Beth Malone, Bets Malone and Victoria Matlock.
Misty Cotton originated the role of Missy in Winter Wonderettes at the Milwaukee Repertory and in the West Coast premiere production at the El Portal Theatre. Her Broadway/first national tour credits include Miss Saigon, Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat and Les Misérables as well as regional productions of Side Car, Last Five Years, Sophisticated Ladies, Barnum, Spitfire Grill, Jekyll and Hyde, Oliver! and Triumph of Love.
Wonderettes, according to press notes, "features the iconic sounds of the fifties and sixties in a journey back to the 1958 Springfield High School prom where the Wonderettes — Betty Jean, Cindy Lou, Missy and Suzy — are four young girls with hopes and dreams as big as their crinoline skirts." Songs included in the new show are "Lollipop," "Dream Lover," "Stupid Cupid," "Lipstick on Your Collar," "Hold Me, Thrill Me, Kiss Me," "It's My Party" and "It's in His Kiss."
The creative team includes writer-director Roger Bean, set designer Mike Carnahan, costume and wig designer Bobby Pearce, lighting designer Jeremy Pivnick, sound designer Cricket S. Myers, musical director Brian William Baker and choreographer Janet Miller.
David Elzer, Peter Schneider and Marvelous NYC, LLC are presenting the Off-Broadway run.
The Westside Theatre is located in Manhattan at 407 West 43rd Street. Tickets, priced $75, are available by visiting www.telecharge.com or calling (212) 239-6200.
For more information visit www.marvelouswonderettes.com.