John Simpkins (Bloodsong of Love) will direct the classic Faustian baseball musical by Richard Adler, Jerry Ross, Douglass Wallop and George Abbott that will run July 8-Aug. 10. An official opening has been set for July 10.
In addition to De Shields (The Full Monty, Play On!), Finley (The Wedding Singer, Happy Days) and Miller ("Grease: You're the One That I Want"), the cast will feature Stephen Berger as Van Buren, Scott Davidson as Joe Boyd, Jan Leigh Herndon as Meg and Rebecca Kupka Overton as reporter Gloria Thorpe.
Completing the Damn Yankees cast are William C. Bailey , Solomon Buchman, Amanda Trusty, Rebecca Stavis, Bronson N. Murphy, James Lee Glatz, James Erickson, Jeremy Morse, Zander Meisner, Andrew Leggieri, Amy Jane Finnerty, Kristen da Costa, Ashley Chasteen, Jason "Sweet Tooth" Williams and Freddie Kimmel.
Stephanie Lang will choreograph with musical direction by Mark Hartman. The design team also includes Michael Schweikardt (set design), Michelle Eden Humphrey (costume design), Joel E. Silver (lighting design) and Kate Miller (sound design).
For tickets phone (631) 261-2900 or visit EngemanTheater. The Engeman Theater is located at 250 Main Street in Northport, Long Island.