The North Shore — located in Beverly, MA — is one of the first regional theatres granted the rights to produce the Disney hit, which will end its run at Broadway's Palace Theatre Sept. 5. Directed by Stafford Arima, Aida will be a "completely original production of the current Broadway show."
A spokesperson for the theatre confirmed that the title role will be played by Montego Glover, recently seen as Lorrell in the Pittsburgh Civic Light Opera's production of Dreamgirls. Her love interest, the ill-fated captain Radames, will be portrayed by Brad Anderson, who is the current understudy for Hugh Jackman in The Boy From Oz. Aida, featuring choreography by Patricia Wilcox, will play the North Shore Oct. 26-Nov. 21.
Montego Glover recently appeared in the CLO's production of Dreamgirls; she also took part in the all-star 20th anniversary concert of that musical in New York. Glover's other theatrical credits include Putting It Together, Oklahoma!, Ain't Misbehavin', Antigone and Into the Woods.
Brad Anderson is currently seen as Mark Herron in Broadway's The Boy From Oz. His other Broadway credits include Kiss Me, Kate; Fosse; and Anything Goes. His national tour and regional credits include productions of South Pacific, Smokey Joe's Cafe, Damn Yankees, Starlight Express and Hot Mikado.
Aida features a score by Elton John and Tim Rice and a book by Linda Woolverton, Robert Falls and David Henry Hwang. The North Shore Music Theatre is located in Beverly, MA at 62 Dunham Road. Call (978) 232-7200 for more information or visit the theatre on line at www.nsmt.org.