John Cullum to Co-Star in Grinch Musical; Complete Casting Announced

News   John Cullum to Co-Star in Grinch Musical; Complete Casting Announced Complete casting has been announced for Dr. Seuss’ How The Grinch Stole Christmas! – The Musical, which will play a limited holiday engagement at the Hilton Theatre beginning Oct. 25.
John Cullum joins the cast of Grinch.
John Cullum joins the cast of Grinch. Photo by Aubrey Reuben

Joining the previously announced Patrick Page as The Grinch will be Tony Award winner John Cullum as Old Max with Rusty Ross as Young Max. The company will also include Caitlin Belcik as Annie Who, Nicole Bocchi as Cindy-Lou Who, Aaron Conley as Boo Who, James Du Chateau as Danny Who, Eamon Foley as Danny Who, Kaitlin Hopkins as Mama Who, Libby Jacobson as Betty Who, Caroline London as Cindy-Lou Who, Michael McCormick as Grandpa Who, Malcolm Morano as Boo Who, Jan Neuberger as Grandma Who, Heather Tepe as Annie Who, Price Waldman as Papa Who and Brynn Williams as Betty Who.

The Little Who ensemble will comprise Jahaan Amin, Kevin Csolak, Antonio D'Amato, Danielle Freid, Brianna Gentilella, Sky Jarrett, Jess Le Protto, Daniel Manche, Kate Micha, Jillian Mueller, Nikki Rose, Molly Ryan, Rafael Luis Tillis (swing), Corwin Tuggles, Kelley Rock Wiese and Lawson Young (swing), while the adult ensemble will feature Janet Dickinson, Andre Garner, Amy Griffin (swing), Kurt Kelly (swing), Josie Roberts, William Ryall, Jeff Skowron and Pearl Sun.

Grinch will officially open Nov. 8 and play through Jan. 7, 2007.

Dr. Seuss' How the Grinch Stole Christmas! — The Musical, according to press notes, is narrated by Max the Dog, who relates "the Grinch's fiendish plan to steal Christmas from the holiday-loving Whos. However, the Grinch soon discovers there's more to Christmas than he bargained for." The show will include the songs "You're a Mean One Mr. Grinch" and "Welcome Christmas," which are heard in the animated version of the Seuss classic, which is aired annually on television.

How the Grinch Stole Christmas – The Musical was originally presented at San Diego's Old Globe Theatre under the direction of Jack O'Brien with choreography by John DeLuca. It has played to critical acclaim and sold-out houses for the past eight years. Matt August will direct the enhanced Broadway production in the cavernous Hilton, which will also feature Bob Richard re-creating the original choreography.

Timothy Mason wrote the book and lyrics and Mel Marvin is composer, with sets by John Lee Beatty, costumes by Robert Morgan, lighting by Pat Collins, sound by Acme Sound Partners, special effects by Gregory Meeh, orchestrations by Michael Starobin, musical direction and vocal arrangements by Joshua Rosenblum and puppetry by Michael Curry.

Running Subway Productions is producer with Live Nation as associate producer along with Dr. Seuss' widow, Audrey Geisel.

John Cullum, a two-time Tony winner for his work in Shenandoah and On the Twentieth Century, has also starred on Broadway in Urinetown, Camelot, On a Clear Day You Can See Forever, Boys in Autumn, Hamlet, 1776, All My Sons, Show Boat and Old Money. Also a film and TV star, his screen credits include "The Secret Life of Algernon," "1776," "Sweet Country," "Hawaii," "Northern Exposure," "Law & Order" and "Touched By An Angel."

Tickets, priced $25-$99, are available by calling (212) 307-4100 or by visiting www.GrinchMusical.com.

The Hilton Theatre is located in Manhattan at 213 West 42nd Street.

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