Broadway Actors Star in Muny 42nd Street, Beginning Tonight

News   Broadway Actors Star in Muny 42nd Street, Beginning Tonight
The classic musical plays the St. Louis venue through June 30.
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The Muny production of the classic musical 42nd Street plays the St. Louis, MO, venue June 24-30.

Directed and choreographed by Denis Jones, the limited engagement has musical direction by Ben Whiteley.

The cast comprises Shuler Hensley (Julian Marsh), Emily Skinner (Dorothy Brock), Jay Armstrong Johnson (Billy Lawlor), Jonalyn Saxer (Peggy Sawyer), Ann Harada (Maggie Jones), Jason Kravits (Bert Barry), Joey Sorge (Pat Denning), Megan Sikora (Annie), Fred Zimmerman (Abner Dillon), Bryan Thomas Hunt (Andy Lee), Rich Pisarkiewicz (Oscar) and Patrick Blindauer (Mac/Thug/Doctor) with Darien Crago, KC Fredericks, Casey Garvin, Berklea Going, Joe Grandy, Drew Humphrey, Madison Johnson, Tyler Johnson-Campion, Zachary Daniel Jones, Emily Kelly, Drew King, Dionna Thomas Littleton, Isabelle McCalla, Spencer Davis Milford, Mike Millan, Eliza Ohman, Drew Redington, Kelly Sheehan, Sarah Quinn Taylor, Bethany Ann Tesarck, Jake Vacanti, Amy Van Norstrand, Paige Williams, and John T. Wolfe. The company is joined by The Muny kid and teen youth ensembles.

“Set in the 1930’s,” 42nd Street, according to press notes, “is one of the boldest musicals in Broadway history. It tells the story of a young dancer named Peggy Sawyer and her ambitious desire to be a star. She leaves her Allentown, Pennsylvania home and lands in New York with hopes of being cast in director Julian Marsh’s new Broadway production. She finds herself front and center after the leading lady breaks her ankle, and is thrust into stardom.“ The musical has a book by Michael Stewart and Mark Bramble and music by Harry Warren and lyrics by Al Dubin.

Scenic design is by Michael Schweikardt with costume design and coordination by Andrea Lauer, lighting design by Rob Denton, sound design by John Shivers and David Patridge, and video design by Matthew Young. Wig design is by Leah J. Loukas, and the production stage manager is Laurie Goldfeder.

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