Look Who's In Love: Barrington Stage Names Its Sweet Charity, June 24-July 14

News   Look Who's In Love: Barrington Stage Names Its Sweet Charity, June 24-July 14
 
Broadway veteran Valerie Wright will star as Charity Hope Valentine in Barrington Stage Company's revival of Sweet Charity this summer in Sheffield, Massachusetts.

Rob Ruggiero directs the production of the quirky, dance filled musical by Neil Simon, composer Cy Coleman and lyricist Dorothy Fields. The staging kicks off BSC's 10th anniversary season, June 24-July 17.

Among Wright’s numerous Broadway credits are her feature roles in Annie Get Your Gun, Damn Yankees, Steel Pier, Sally Marr and Her Escorts starring Joan Rivers and Cats. Wright has also appeared in many Off-Broadway, regional productions and national tours.

Playing opposite Wright as Charity's mismatched love interest, Oscar, is Karl Kenzler, most recently seen as Mercutio in Romeo & Juliet at the Guthrie Theater. He also appeared on Broadway in The Caretaker, Dinner at Eight and The Heiress.

Kenya Massey will play Helene. An Alvin Ailey trained dancer, Massey's Broadway credits include roles in Fascinating Rhythm, Aida and Never Gonna Dance. The role of Nicki will be played by Mary McCloud. Her Broadway credits include roles in Fosse, Seussical, Chicago, Company, Guys and Dolls and Smokey Joe's Cafe. She also performed in the national tours of Chicago, Guys and Dolls, Jerome Robbins' Broadway and Oklahoma!

The role of Vittorio Vidal will be played by Nat Chandler, whose credits include roles in the Broadway production of The Scarlet Pimpernel and the national tours of Phantom of the Opera, The Music of Andrew Lloyd Webber, Into the Woods and The King and I. Gordon Stanley will play Herman. His Broadway credits include roles in Cabaret, Ragtime and Beauty and the Beast among others. Rob Ruggiero is associate artistic director for TheaterWorks in Hartford. His previous BSC credits include last season's Lobby Hero, as well as the critically acclaimed production of Falsettos.

Barrington Stage Company’s full season will be performed at the Consolati Performing Arts Center in Sheffield, MA. For tickets please call the BSC box office at (413) 528 8888 or visit www.barringtonstageco.org.

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A Broadway-bound revival of Sweet Charity is being prepared for the 2003-05 season.

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