Encores! has announced casting for its upcoming production of Big River: The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, the Tony-winning musical based on Mark Twain’s classic American novel. The show is set to receive a concert staging at New York City Center February 8–12, 2017.
Big River will star Nicholas Barasch, Patrice Covington, Andrew Cristi, Wayne Duvall, Mike Evariste, Charlie Franklin, Annie Golden, Katherine A. Guy, Megan Masako Haley, Adrianna Hicks, Zachary Infante, Gizel Jimenez, Andrew Kruep, John-Michael Lyles, Cass Morgan, Tom Nelis, Tom Alan Robbins, Horace V. Rogers, Kyle Scatliffe, Tony Sheldon, Christopher Sieber, and Lauren Worsham.
Adapted from Twain’s celebrated novel, Big River features a book by William Hauptman, and a bluegrass, gospel, and honky tonk score by Roger Miller. The story follows Huckleberry Finn, to be played by She Loves Me’s Barasch, as he escapes down the river and encounters Jim, a runaway slave played by The Color Purple star Scatliffe, and the notorious pair known as the Duke, played by Sieber, and the King, played by Tony nominee Sheldon.
“A musical underdog as scrappy and restless as Huck himself, Big River was created in the age of British spectacles by a quintessentially American artist—the beloved country-western singer Roger Miller,“ read Encores! production notes.
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