Casting is complete for Pioneer Theatre Company's upcoming production of the Broadway-aimed musical Cagney, based on the life of Oscar winner James Cagney. Performances are scheduled for September 20–October 5 in Salt Lake City, Utah.
As previously reported, Frozen's Robert Creighton will again star in the title role. Creighton was awarded an Astaire Award (now the Chita Rivera Awards) for his work in the Off-Broadway production of the musical.
Creighton will be joined by Darrin Baker as Jack Warner, as well as Clara Cox, Matt Crowle, Darien Crago, Jeffry Denman, Robert Anthony Jones, Charis Leos, Daniel Plimpton, Hayley Podschun, Melissa Schott, and Edward Tolve.
Cagney is directed by Bill Castellino and choreographed by Joshua Bergasse. It features a book by Peter Colley and a score that blends original music by Creighton and Christopher McGovern with George M. Cohan favorites, including “Give My Regards To Broadway,” “Grand Old Flag,” and "Yankee Doodle Dandy.”
The production will also have set design by James Noone, costumes by Gregory Gale, lighting by Paul Miller, sound design by Allan Branson, wig and makeup design by Amanda French, projection design by Brad Peterson, orchestrations by Greg Anthony Rassen, and music direction and dance arrangements by Douglas Oberhamer.
The musical was presented first at the York Theatre, followed by a successful transfer to the Westside Theatre and a limited engagement in Los Angeles.
Attached as producers for the potential Broadway bow are Riki Kane Larimer and Kate Edelman Johnson.