Griffin directed New Moon for Encores! in Manhattan and Beautiful Thing in Chicago and Off-Broadway. Opening for the Marriott run of the Jerome Kern-Oscar Hammerstein II classic is Oct. 1, following previews. Performances continue to Nov. 30.
The company includes Sean McDermott as Ravenal, Jamie Dawn Gangi as Magnolia, Susan Moniz as Julie, Dale Benson as Capt. Andy, Mary Ann Thebus as Parthy, Michael Gerhart as Frank Schultz, Michele Graff as Ellie May, Derrick Smith as Joe and Felicia Fields as Queenie, with Rachel Alston, Mallory Baysek, Adam Busch, Steve Calzaretta, John Clonts, Dwelvan David, Patrick Gagnon, Christopher Garbrecht, Angela Grovey, Tommy Hahn, Martin Hargrove, Adam Koslowski, Joan Krause, Catherine Lord, Amy Lyn McDonald and Linda Parsons.
Tom Murray is musical director. Marc Robin is choreographer.
For ticket information, call (847) 634-0200 or visit www.marriotttheatre.com.
* Griffin is attached to a developing musical version of The Color Purple.