The singer-actress will be play Luisa, wife of Guido Contini in the Maury Yeston musical, which plays the North Shore Aug. 24-Sept. 12. As previously announced, "Guiding Light" star Robert Newman will star as filmmaker Contini with Cabaret's Milena Govich as Carla.
The company will also include Amanda Serkasevich as Claudia, Beth McVey as Liliane La Fleur, Melissa Hart as Guido's Mother, Inga Ballard as Saraghina, Jacqueline Hendy as Our Lady of the Spa, Charlotte Cohn as Stephanie Necrophorus and Cindy Marchionda as Lina Darling. The ensemble comprises Amy Barker, Alison Spratt, Jennifer Taylor, Melissa Rouse, Jaclyn Minerva, Becky Barta, Carol Schuberg and Joanne Javien.
Barry Ivan will direct the musical that concerns the life of the Fellini-esque director and such tunes as "Be Italian," "Unusual Way," "Be On Your Own," "My Husband Makes Movies" and "The Bells of St. Sebastian." The original production of Nine co-starred Raul Julia and Karen Akers; the recent revival featured Antonio Banderas and Mary Stuart Masterson.
De Guzman, who will sing "Be On Your Own" and "My Husband Makes Movies" in Nine, starred as Sarah in the Broadway revival of Guys and Dolls, opposite Nathan Lane, Faith Prince and Peter Gallagher. She also appeared as Maria in the 1980 Broadway revival of West Side Story. She was Tony nominated for both performances.
The North Shore Music Theatre is located in Beverly, MA at 62 Dunham Road. Call (978) 232-7200 for more information or visit the theatre on line at www.nsmt.org.