PHOTO CALL: Robert Cuccioli, Luba Mason, Jenn Gambatese, Beth Fowler in Wildcat Benefit

News   PHOTO CALL: Robert Cuccioli, Luba Mason, Jenn Gambatese, Beth Fowler in Wildcat Benefit
The Theatrical Gems production of the musical Wildcat, featuring Luba Mason (Chicago, Jekyll and Hyde) as Wildcat "Wildy" Jackson and Robert Cuccioli (Jekyll and Hyde) as Joe Dynamite, was presented Dec. 19 in Manhattan to benefit the Actors Fund.

Jacob Shoesmith Fox directed the benefit, which was performed at The Julia Miles Theatre at the Women's Project, 424 West 55th Street.

Wildcat, with music by Cy Coleman, lyrics by Carolyn Leigh and book by N. Richard Nash, tells the story of "a frontier woman named Wildcat Jackson who arrives in a border town in the American southwest with dreams of striking oil and tricks foreman Joe Dynamite into helping her," according to press notes.

Here is a look at the event:

The evening also featured the talents of Beth Fowler (The Boy From Oz, Beauty and the Beast) as Countess Emily O'Brien, Lenny Wolpe (Wicked, The Drowsy Chaperone) as the local hermit Sookie, Jenn Gambatese (All Shook Up, Tarzan) as Wildcat's sister Janie, and newcomer Junior Mendez (CBS's "My Broadway Debut") as Joe's young sidekick Hank.

The company also included Vincent D'Elia (Kiss of the Spider Woman, Grease), Lawrence E. Street (Urinetown), Pierce Cravens (Ragtime, A Christmas Carol), Kenneth Kasch, Tony Castellanos, Gregory Couba, Michal Salonia, Spencer Andrew Taylor, and Michael Puglia. The ensemble comprises Lital Abrahams, Andrea Andert, Kiarri D. Andrews, Jaime Lyn Beatty, Christopher DeRosa, Jonathan Juarbe, James LaRosa, Nolan Muña, Alison Rose Munn, Tara Novie, Erin O’Neil, Tony Ramos, Jillian Schochet, and Bradley Vile.

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