Tony Winner Steve Kazee Leads Reading of The Sting Musical

Industry News   Tony Winner Steve Kazee Leads Reading of The Sting Musical The industry presentation, directed by John Rando, takes place August 10 and 11.

Tony-winning actor Steve Kazee (Once) announced via Instagram he is participating in a reading of the new musical adaptation of The Sting. The industry presentation will take place August 10 and 11.

Based on the 1973 film of the same name starring Paul Newman and Robert Redford, The Sting is the story of two conmen, Henry Gondorff and Johnny Hooker, seeking revenge. Kazee will read the role of Gondorff, originated by Newman in the movie.

As Kazee writes, Tony-winning director John Rando (Urinetown) helms the reading. He previously staged a reading in February 2016 at The Araca Group.

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Tony-winning book writer Bob Martin (The Drowsy Chaperone) will adapt the material, originally written for the screen by David S. Ward. The Tony-winning Urinetown songwriters Mark Hollman and Greg Kotis will write music and lyrics and Tony-winning choreographer Warren Carlyle (After Midnight) is set to choreograph The Sting.

The musical is currently set to debut at New Jersey’s Paper Mill Playhouse in 2018 with a run scheduled for March 29–April 29. Casting for that production has not yet been announced.


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