Jen Cody Will Bump It With a Trumpet in Cape Cod Gypsy

Regional News   Jen Cody Will Bump It With a Trumpet in Cape Cod Gypsy Also on tap this summer: Playing Dottie in Connecticut Noises Off.
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Jennifer Cody, the Broadway performer who has appeared in Urinetown, Shrek The Musical, and many Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS fundraisers, has a busy 2017 lined up, including a stint in the Cape Playhouse revival of Gypsy, as a trumpet-playing stripper.

June 15–25: First up, she will co-star in the Connecticut Repertory Theatre production of Michael Frayn’s farce Noises Off, playing actress Dottie Otley, the role taken by Andrea Martin in the 2016 Broadway revival of the play. Performances take place at the Storrs campus of the University of Connecticut near Hartford.

July 11-16: Cody will take the wheel as Hildy, the single-minded taxi driver in the California Musical Theatre production of On The Town in Sacramento, California.

August 8-19: She will be featured as veteran stripper Tessie Tura in a revival of Gypsy, the Jule Styne/Stephen Sondheim/Arthur Laurents musical at The Cape Playhouse in Dennis, Massachusetts.

October 13-29: Cody will head to Bucks County Playhouse as the tap dancing Columbia in a Halloween season revival of The Rocky Horror Show.

Cody, whose Broadway credits include Beauty and the Beast, Seussical, Taboo, and The Pajama Game, is also known for having lent her voice to the character of Charlotte La Bouff in the Disney animated film The Princess and the Frog. She will soon be voicing a new character on Disney Channel's animated Mickey and The Roadster Racers.

She has a special offstage date coming up in August as well: the 20th anniversary of her wedding to fellow Broadway star, Hunter Foster, who will also be her director on the Bucks County Playhouse Rocky Horror Show.

Cody was a special guest performer on Playbill’s Broadway on the High Seas 5 cruise to Southeast Asia. Cabins are available for Playbill’s Rhine River cruise in August 2017, featuring Seth Rudetsky, Andréa Burns, Faith Prince, Terrence Mann, Charlotte d’Amboise, and Santino Fontana. Playbill Travel is now also booking Broadway on the Danube River for November 2017, with Carmen Cusack, Julia Murney, Christopher Fitzgerald, Marc Kudisch, Julia Murney, Christopher Sieber, Brandon Uranowitz, and Rudetsky, as well as other exciting talent to be announced. Visit PlaybillTravel.com for booking and information.

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