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.
Thrilled to announce that I'm playing the role of Henry Gondorff in the industry readings of a new musical of the hit film The Sting tomorrow and Friday! Based on the 1973 Academy Award–winning film, The Sting tells the tale of a pair of con men, small-town grifter Johnny Hooker and big-time hustler Henry Gondorff, who plot to bring down the city's most corrupt racketeer. The Tony Award–winning creative team includes director John Rando (On the Town), choreographer Warren Carlyle (Hello, Dolly!), bookwriter Bob Martin (The Drowsy Chaperone), and an original score by composer/lyricist team Mark Hollmann and Greg Kotis (Urinetown).
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.