Into the Woods's Chad Kimball Heads Cast of World-Premiere Memphis Musical

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Casting has been announced for the new musical Memphis, which will world premiere at the North Shore Music Theatre Sept. 23.
Chad Kimball
Chad Kimball

Chad Kimball, who memorably portrayed the cow Milky White in the revival of Into the Woods, and Radiant Baby's Montego Glover head the cast of the musical at the Massachusetts theatre.

The remainder of the company comprises Randy Aaron, Edward Barker, Derrick Baskin, Anika Bobb, J. Bernard Calloway, Catherine Carpenter, Kevin Covert, Kevin Duda, Frank Lawson, Neal Mayer, Susan Mansur, David Piel, Wayne Pretlow, Jenelle Lynn Randall, Sarah Stiles, Stephan Stubbins, Nell Teare and Cynthia Thomas.

Written by I Love You, You’re Perfect, Now Change’s Joe DiPietro — with music and additional lyrics by David BryanMemphis concerns the story of a white deejay who plays African-American music to his white listeners in the 1940’s, “unknowingly giving birth to the music known as rock-n-roll.” Memphis will play the NSMT Sept. 23-Oct. 12 and is a co-production with Theatreworks in Palo Alto, CA.

Gabriel Barre, who directed Andrew Lippa’s The Wild Party Off- Broadway, directs. Barre directed the national tour of Cinderella as well as the Off-Broadway musical Summer of ‘42 at the Variety Arts Theatre. His other directorial credits include Stars in Your Eyes, Sweeney Todd, Finian’s Rainbow, Houdini, Fanny Hill and Dorian. As an actor, Barre has appeared in the Broadway productions of Starmites, Ain’t Broadway Grand, Rags and Anna Karenina.

In addition to Into the Woods, Chad Kimball also appeared on Broadway in Frank Wildhorn's The Civil War, a musical he also toured nationally. His other theatrical credits include productions of Chess, Godspell, Sweeney Todd, Equus, The Winter's Tale and Three Sisters. The actor-singer is a graduate of the Boston Conservatory. The North Shore Music Theatre is located on Dunham Road in Beverly, MA. Tickets are available now by calling (978) 232-7200 or by going to the theatre's website, www.nsmt.org.

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