PHOTO CALL: Gary Beach, Georgia Engel and Danny Gurwin in Muny's Show Boat

News   PHOTO CALL: Gary Beach, Georgia Engel and Danny Gurwin in Muny's Show Boat
 
Tony Award winner Gary Beach, most recently on Broadway in the revival of Les Misérables, plays Cap'n Andy in the St. Louis Muny's production of Show Boat, which begins performances Aug. 9 at the nation's oldest and largest outdoor theatre.

Directed by Harold Goldfaden with choreography by Peggy Taphorn, the classic American musical — the final production of the Muny's 2010 summer season — will continue through Aug. 15.

The cast also boasts James Anthony as Steve, Jo Ann Hawkins White as Queenie, Georgia Engel as Parthy, Nick Cosgrove as Windy, Beverly Ward as Ellie, Kirby Ward as Frank, Terry Burrell as Julie, Danny Gurwin as Gaylord Ravenal, Leah Horowitz as Magnolia, Michel Bell as Joe, Kelsey Knee as Kim, Anthony Cummings as Vallon, John Riddle as Jeb, Shannon M. O'Bryan as Young Kim, Michele Burdette-Elmore as Mother Superior, Michael Horsely as Jake, Samantha Massell as Lottie, Gia Grazie Valenti as Dottie and John Riddle as Drunk.

The ensemble comprises Ryan Breslin, RJ Brown, Michele Burdette-Elmore, Will Burton, Audrey Cardwell, John Contini, Nick Cosgrove, Duane Martin Foster, AJ Hughes, Andy Jones, Samantha Massell, Shannon M. O'Bryan, Kent Overshown, Mary Michael Patterson, Tayla Renee Perry, Rich Pisarkiewicz, John Riddle, Ryan Rose, Patrick Ross, Cara Salerno, Leah Stewart, Gregory Theron, Madeline Trumble, Jeanne Trevor, Gia Grazia Valenti, Zoe Vander Harr, Lindsay Warren and Mari Watson.

The musical was the first to tackle such weighty issues as racial prejudice, poverty and abandonment. The show's songs include "Make Believe," "Can't Help Lovin' Dat Man," "Bill" and "Ol' Man River."

Here is a look at the production:


 

For more information about The Muny and the 2010 productions, call (314) 361-1900 or visit www.muny.org.

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