Jeff Calhoun (Bells Are Ringing, Grease) directs and choreographs the musical — with music and lyrics by Roger Miller and book by William Hauptman — based on the novel by Mark Twain. Steven Landau returns as musical director. The limited engagement will begin performances July 1 and run through Sept. 14.
Deaf West Theatre incorporates deaf, hard-of-hearing and hearing actors in the casts of their musicals and plays. Songs and dialogue are often sung and signed with actors doubling as characters — one speaking and singing and one signing.
The Broadway cast of Big River will include Michael Arden, Scott Barnhardt, Walter Charles, David Damane, Christina Dunams, Gina Ferrall, Phyllis Frelich, Tyrone Giordano, Dan Jenkins, Lyle Kanouse, Rod Keller, Troy Kotsur, George McDaniel, Michael McElroy, Ryan Schlect, Iosif Schneideman, Gwen Stewart, Melissa Van Der Schyff and Alexandria Wailes.
The design team features Ray Klausen (sets), David R. Zyla (costumes) and Michael Gilliam (lights.)
Tickets for Big River, The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn will go on sale June 2 through (212) 719-1300 or at the AA Theatre box office, 227 West 42 Street. For more information, visit www.roundabouttheatre.org.