John Rando Will Direct Staged Reading of New Musical The Sting

News   John Rando Will Direct Staged Reading of New Musical The Sting The Araca Group will present a staged reading of the new musical The Sting Feb. 22-26 in Manhattan, according to an Equity casting notice.

Deadline.com had reported in May 2014 that Bob Martin, a Tony Award winner for the book of The Drowsy Chaperone, had teamed with Tony-winning Urinetown writers Mark Hollmann and Greg Kotis to adapt the 1973 film "The Sting" for Broadway.

A scene from "The Sting"
A scene from "The Sting"

The forthcoming reading will be directed by John Rando, who won a Tony for staging the aforementioned Urinetown.

The musical is based on the movie "The Sting," written by David S. Ward and directed by George Roy Hill, which took home seven 1974 Academy Awards for Best Picture, Best Director, Best Writing, Best Art Direction, Best Costume Design, Best Film Editing and Best Music. Set in Depression-era Chicago, the motion picture starred Robert Redford and Paul Newman as professional grifters who con a mob boss (Robert Shaw).

The film's score features music by Scott Joplin, arranged and conducted by late Tony and Pulitzer Prize-winning writer Marvin Hamlisch (A Chorus Line).

Casting for the reading is being handled by Tara Rubin Casting.

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