By Adam Hetrick
28 Oct 2013
|Photo by Joseph Marzullo/WENN|
Roger Hodgman directs the production that officially opened Oct. 24 and will now continue through Dec. 8. The Tony-nominated musical has a book by Lane and music and lyrics by Yazbek. Dirty Rotten Scoundrels is choreographed by Dana Jolly with musical direction by Guy Simpson.
Stephen Doorey and George Youakim of James Anthony Productions produce the run.
Sheldon, who made his Broadway debut in the Australian import Priscilla Queen of the Desert, stars as suave conman Lawrence Jameson opposite Matt Hetherington as Freddy Benson. Principal casting also includes Amy Lehpamer as Christine Colgate, with John Wood as Andre Thibault, Anne Wood as Muriel Eubanks and Katrina Retallick as Jolene Oakes.
Based on the 1988 film "Dirty Rotten Scoundrels," the musical focuses on two con men living in the French Riviera, who become involved in a series of schemes to swindle wealthy women out of their riches.
Dirty Rotten Scoundrels was nominated for 11 Tony Awards in 2005, including Best Musical. The Broadway production starred John Lithgow, Norbert Leo Butz, Sherie Rene Scott, Greg Jbara, Sara Gettelfinger and Joanna Gleason. Jack O'Brien directed the Broadway production with choreography by Jerry Mitchell.