By Andrew Gans
17 Jan 2013
|Photo by Joseph Marzullo/WENN|
In a statement executive producer Mike Isaacson said, "This is a phenomenally talented group of artists, and I'm thrilled to be working with all of them. Last season our audience inspired us to take many risks and push ourselves far. These directors and choreographers are already working on ways to top last season’s level of excitement and excellence."
Denis Jones will direct and choreograph the Tony-winning Spamalot, which continues through June 23. The production will also feature music direction by Ben Whiteley.
John Tartaglia, who played Pinocchio in Broadway's Shrek the Musical, will direct that show for the Muny. The musical, which runs June 24-30, will have choreography by Vince Pesce and musical direction by Greg Anthony.
Richard Jay-Alexander, who has a long history with the international hit musical Les Misérables, will direct the through-sung work, which will be seen July 15-21 at the outdoor venue. Musical director for the production is Kevin Stites.
Disney and Cameron Mackintosh’s Mary Poppins, which runs July 25-Aug. 2, will be directed by Gary Griffin. Alex Sanchez will choreograph the family-friendly musical with musical direction by Michael Horsley.
The season will conclude with the classic American musical West Side Story, running Aug. 5-11. The creative team will include director Marc Bruni, choreographer Chris Bailey and musical director James Moore.
Season tickets are on sale beginning March 9. Single tickets go on sale June 1. For more information visit www.muny.org.