Spelling Bee's Gonzales Will Be Fiorello! for Lyric Stage

News   Spelling Bee's Gonzales Will Be Fiorello! for Lyric Stage Lyric Stage has announced casting for its upcoming production of the Tony and Pulitzer Prize-winning musical Fiorello!, which will begin performances at the North Texas venue Oct. 10.

Cheryl Denson will direct the politically themed musical, which features a score by Jerry Bock and Sheldon Harnick and a book by George Abbott and Jerome Weidman. Performances will continue through Oct. 25.

The musical valentine to New York Mayor Fiorello LaGuardia will feature Brian Gonzales (Spelling Bee) in the title role with Mark Oristano, Doug Jackson, Clayton Younkin, Brian Hathaway, Gary Moody, Connie Kegg, Noelle Stanley, Megan Woodall, Christine Cunningham, Deborah Brown, Martin Guerra, Jackie Kemp, Jeff Bailey, Sara Chasen, Kristin Cramer, Melody Denoia, Eddie Floresca, Linda Franks, Carlos Gomez, Alan Hannah, Summer Kenny, Jeff Kinman, Kelly McCain, Bobby Selah, Christine Cornish Smith, Laurie Spohn, Rebekah Turner and James Williams.

Mark Stamper musical directs the score that features "When Did I Fall in Love," "The Very Next Man," "Politics and Poker," "I Love a Cop" and "Home Again."

Fiorello! has lighting design by Julie Moroney and costume design by Drenda Lewis.

Tickets are available by phoning (972)-252-2787 or by visiting Lyric Stage. Performances take place at the Irving Arts Center's Carpenter Performance Hall.