Playbill On-Line has learned that Christian Borle, who is currently co-starring in Thoroughly Modern Millie, will play the title role in the musical based on Charles M. Schultz's classic comic strip "Peanuts." Borle will play opposite his Millie star, Tony Award winner Sutton Foster. Foster, who is co producing the concert with Jamie McGonnigal, will play Peppermint Patty. Keeping it all in the family, Hunter Foster, now on Broadway in Little Shop of Horrors, will be Linus, and Hunter Foster's wife, Jennifer (Taboo) Cody, will be Sally. The remainder of the cast will include Avenue Q's Ann Harada as Lucy and Bat Boy's Deven May as Charlie Brown.
Ben Rimalower, who recently produced and directed the SHINE Awards in Los Angeles, will helm the evening, and Chatterbox host Seth Rudetsky will musical direct and conduct. Co-producers include Linda Gabler, Jonathan Ross and Matthew Stock.
Snoopy! features music by Larry Grossman, lyrics by Hal Hackady and a book by Warren Lockhart, Arthur Whitelaw and Michael L. Grace. The musical, with David Garrison as Snoopy, played 152 performances at Off Broadway's Lamb's Theatre in 1982.
The concert is a benefit for the Pied Piper's Children Theatre of New York City. Tickets, priced $21, $65 and $150, will go on sale March 2 at the Symphony Space box office, (212) 864-5400. The $150 ticket includes a pre-show reception at Symphony Space and an after-party at Citrus.