Rob McClure, who was Tony-nominated for his performance in the title role of the Broadway musical Chaplin, will star as The Setter in Jerome Robbins’ Broadway, the opening production of The Muny’s 100th season.
Directed by Cynthia Onrubia with musical direction by Michael Horsley, the Tony-winning musical will play the St. Louis venue June 11–17. Chris Bailey is the production supervisor.
The Setter serves as the evening’s narrator and performs throughout the show, including the roles of Pa in High Button Shoes and Tevye in Fiddler on the Roof. Jason Alexander created the role of The Setter on Broadway in 1989, earning a Tony Award.
“Rob is an amazing talent loved by the Muny audience,” said Muny Executive Producer and Artistic Director Mike Isaacson in a statement. “The first spoken word of the first show of The Muny’s 100th Season is ‘Welcome,’ and I’m thrilled it will come from Rob.”
Additional casting will be announced at a later date.
The seven shows in the 2018 Muny season are Jerome Robbins’ Broadway (June 11–17), The Wiz (June 19–25), Singin’ in the Rain (June 27–July 3), Jersey Boys (July 9–16), Annie (July 18–25), Gypsy (July 27–August 2), and Meet Me in St. Louis (August 4–12).
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