Spamalot Knight to Star Opposite Audra McDonald in 110 in the Shade

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Steve Kazee — recently seen on Broadway in Spamalot — will appear as Starbuck opposite Tony Award winner Audra McDonald in the forthcoming Broadway staging of 110 in the Shade.
Steve Kazee
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Lonny Price will stage the Roundabout Theatre Company presentation which will begin previews on April 13, 2007 and open May 9 at Studio 54 for a limited engagement through July 15.

The Harvey Schmidt, Tom Jones and N. Richard Nash musical 110 in the Shade is a musical take on Nash's play The Rainmaker by the team that created The Fantasticks. As production notes reveal, "The mercurial Starbuck [Kazee] promises rain for a drought-stricken town and passion for the stalwart but resigned Lizzie [McDonald]."

Kazee recently appeared on Broadway as Sir Lancelot in Monty Python's Spamalot and served as understudy on Seascape. He also appeared Off Broadway in As You Like It in 2005.

Dan Knechtges will provide choreography and Paul Gemignani serves as musical director. Orchestrations are by Jonathan Tunick. The design team features Santo Loquasto (sets and costumes), Christopher Akerlind (lighting) and Dan Moses Schreier (sound).

McDonald has appeared on Broadway in A Raisin in the Sun, Ragtime, Master Class and Carousel to Tony-winning success. Other Broadway credits for the actress-singer include Henry IV, Marie Christine and The Secret Garden.

Tickets go on pre-sale Nov. 7 exclusively to American Express Card members online at broadway.yahoo.com, by phone at (212) 719-1300, or at the Studio 54 Box Office, 254 West 54th Street. Public sale begins Dec. 2. For more information, visit www.roundabouttheatre.org.

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