Freeman, Gillett and Taylor Will Join Kitt, Huffman and Hensley in Westport's All About Us

News   Freeman, Gillett and Taylor Will Join Kitt, Huffman and Hensley in Westport's All About Us
 
The Westport Country Playhouse has announced additional casting for its production of the new Kander and Ebb musical All About Us, which runs April 10-28.

The cast will include Yvette Freeman (Nurse Haleh Adams on "ER") as Mrs. Antrobus, and the Antrobus children will include Samantha Futerman ("Memoirs of a Geisha") as Gladys and Carlo Alban as Henry.

Eric Michael Gillett (Broadway's The Frogs, Sweet Smell of Success, Kiss Me Kate) and Drew Taylor (Broadway's Sweet Smell of Success, Annie, The Secret Garden) will play the Woolly Mammoths.

Other cast members announced include Tony Freeman as Stage Manager, David Standish as Hologram Boy and the ensemble members Michael-Leon Wooley ("Dreamgirls"), Michael Thomas Holmes (Oklahoma! on Broadway), J. Elaine Marcos (The Wedding Singer and other Broadway shows), Daniel Marcus (Broadway's Urinetown, The Woman in White), Rachelle Rak (Broadway's Fosse, Oklahoma!, Cats), Frank Vlastnick and Sally Ann Tumas.

As previously announced, the show will also star Eartha Kitt (Esmeralda, the Fortune Teller), Cady Huffman (Sabina, the maid) and Shuler Hensley (Mr. Antrobus).

Gabriel Barre will direct and Christopher Gattelli will choreograph All About Us, which is based on Thornton Wilder's Pulitzer Prize-winning play The Skin of Our Teeth. The musical "is the story of the bewitched, befuddled and becalmed Antrobus family who have survived a thousand calamities by the skin of their teeth," according to press notes.

The composer John Kander and the lyricist Fred Ebb are the famed songwriting team behind Cabaret and Chicago. All About Us was one of their final collaborations right before Ebb’s death in 2004. The book is by Joseph Stein (Fiddler on the Roof).

The design team includes James Youmans (sets), Ken Billington (lights), Ann Hould-Ward (costumes) and Brian Ronan (sound). The musical director is Patrick Vaccariello.

The Westport Country Playhouse is located at 25 Powers Court in Westport, CT. For tickets and more information call the box office at (203) 227-4177 or visit www.westportplayhouse.org.

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