Shill-O-Mania! Carradine, d'Arcy James and Kind Are Next Scoundrels on Broadway

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Keith Carradine and Brian d'Arcy James will be the new con men of Broadway's Dirty Rotten Scoundrels this summer.
Keith Carradine
Keith Carradine

In addition, comic actor Richard Kind ("Mad About You," "Spin City") will replace Gregory Jbara as the French police chief, Andre, who accepts graft from the grifters.

Sherie Rene Scott returns to the cast on June 20, taking the role of wide-eyed Christine Colgate, which she originated and for which she was Tony-nominated. Rachel York is the current Christine.

Carradine ("Nashville") is making his first Broadway appearance in nearly 15 years, following his turn as Will Rogers in The Will Rogers Follies. He'll play suave con man Lawrence Jameson (originated by John Lithgow and now played by Jonathan Pryce), while d'Arcy James assumes the role of grifter Freddy Benson (played currently Norbert Leo Butz, who snagged a Tony for it).

Carradine joins the troupe at the Imperial Theatre July 20; d'Arcy James (currently in Broadway's The Lieutenant of Inishmore and a Tony nominee for Sweet Smell of Success) joins July 20; and Kind (recently of The Producers and Sly Fox) is expected to join in early August.

Jonathan Pryce and Norbert Leo Butz share their final performance on July 16. Gregory Jbara's final performance is July 23. He created the role of Andre in 2004-05.

Dirty Rotten Scoundrels opened on Broadway on March 3, 2005, at the Imperial Theatre. It won the 2005 Drama League Award as Best Musical, and was nominated for 11 Tony Awards.

With a book by Jeffrey Lane and music and lyrics by David Yazbek (The Full Monty) the production is directed by two-time Tony Award winner Jack O'Brien and choreographed by Tony Award-winner Jerry Mitchell. The musical is based on the 1988 MGM film.

Sara Gettelfinger continues in the role she created: Jolene Oakes, the Oklahoma heiress who preys on the predators.

A national tour will launch in Seattle in August.

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