Paper Mill's Full Monty, with Stritch, Wilcox, Rupert, Nealy, Colella, Ragusa, Begins June 10

News   Paper Mill's Full Monty, with Stritch, Wilcox, Rupert, Nealy, Colella, Ragusa, Begins June 10
 
The Paper Mill Playhouse's production of the Tony-nominated Broadway musical The Full Monty, which is based on the film of the same name, begins performances at the New Jersey venue June 10.
Elaine Stritch
Elaine Stritch Photo by Denise Winters

Tony and Emmy Award winner Elaine Stritch heads the cast as Jeanette Burmeister with Wayne Wilcox (Jerry Lukowski), Joe Coots (Dave Bukatinsky), Michael Rupert (Harold Nichols), Milton Craig Nealy (Noah "Horse" T. Simmons), Jenn Colella (Georgie Bukatinsky), Michele Ragusa (Vicki Nichols), Kelly Sullivan (Pam Lukowski), Jason Babinsky (Ethan Girard) and Allen E. Read (Malcolm MacGregor).

The ensemble comprises Xander Chauncey, Jacqueline Colmer, Rheaume Crenshaw, Holly Davis, Mark Fisher, Jerome Lucas Harmann, Susan J. Jacks, Alex Maizus, Brian Ray Norris, Rob Richardson, Luke Marcus Rosen, Timothy Smith, Catherine Lena Stephani and Corey James Wright.

Directed by Mark S. Hoebee, musically directed by Tom Helm and choreographed by Denis Jones, Monty will play the Paper Mill through July 12.

The Full Monty features a score by Dirty Rotten Scoundrels' David Yazbek and a book by Terrence McNally. The musical, according to press notes, "tells the story of a dispirited group of unemployed steel workers in Buffalo, New York, who are desperate to make some quick cash. Jerry, a divorced father behind in his child-support, convinces the gang to become male strippers at a local club."

The production also includes scenic design by John Arnone with additional design and coordination by Rob Bissinger; original costume design by Robert Morgan with additional design and coordination by Randall Klein; hair and wig design by Gerard Kelly; lighting design by Charlie Morrison; and sound design by Randy Hansen. The production stage manager is Jess W. Speaker, III. Elaine Stritch received Tony and Emmy Awards for Elaine Stritch at Liberty, which traces a stellar career that boasts roles in Company, The Little Foxes, Bus Stop, A Delicate Balance, Sail Away and Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?

Paper Mill Playhouse is located at 22 Brookside Drive in Millburn, NJ. For tickets call (973) 376-4343 or visit www.papermill.org.

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