The cast is set for the upcoming Encores! production of High Button Shoes, slated to play New York City Center May 8–12.
Leading the cast are Michael Urie (Broadway’s recent Torch Song) as Harrison Floy, Tony nominee Kevin Chamberlin (The Addams Family, Seussical) as Mr. Pondue, and Betsy Wolfe (Waitress, Falsettos) as Sara Longstreet.
John Rando directs a cast that also includes Aidan Alberto as Stevie, Jennifer Allen as Shirley Simpkins, Carla Duren as Fran, Chester Gregory as Papa Longstreet, Mylinda Hull as Nancy, Marc Koeck as Oggle, Matt Loehr as Uncle Willy, and Wayne Pretlow as Elmer Simpkins.
Rounding out the company are Ward Billeisen, Sam Bolen, Colin Cunliffe, Nicholas Cunningham, Taeler Elyse Cyrus, Christine DiGiallondardo, Michael Everett, Ta'Nika Gibson, Berklea Going, Marc Heitzman, Leah Horowitz, Caijai Fellows Johnson, Robin Masella, Skye Mattox, Kaitlin Mesh, Justin Packard, Nathan Riley, Blakely Slaybaugh, George Slotin, Madison Stratton, and Shaun-Avery Williams.
The production, the latest in City Center’s 75th anniversary season, will feature choreography by Sarah O’Gleby and music direction from Encores! Music Director Rob Berman.
With a score by July Styne and Sammy Cahn and a book by Stephen Longstreet, the musical follows two conmen who set out to swindle a New Brunswick family, inciting a chase down down the Jersey Shore. The musical premiered on Broadway in 1947 in a production directed by George Abbott and choreographed by Jerome Robbins (who won his first Tony for the show).
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