Complete Cast of Julie Andrews Boy Friend Announced

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Paul Alexander, Justin Bohon, Joyce Chittick, Jenny Felner, Rick Faugno, Nancy Hess, Mark Price, Annie Ramsey and Wayne Wilcox have been added to the cast of the Bay Street Theater production of The Boy Friend, which will be directed by Julie Andrews.

The join the previously announced stars Meredith Patterson, Byron Jennings, Veanne Cox and Tony Roberts, as well as ensemble members Andrea Chamberlain, Delphi Harrington and Sean Palmer.

The show will run Aug. 5-31. As director, Julie Andrews' returns to the 1954 Sandy Wilson musical that marked her Broadway debut. Bay Street is run in part by Emma Walton, who is Andrews' daughter. There are hopes that the musical will find its way to Broadway.

Andrews told Variety "I'm going places I never thought I'd go...The Boy Friend was the turning point in my career. I'm awed [at the prospect of directing], but I'm in friendly hands — it's a big family thing."

Patterson, a one-time Peggy Sawyer in Broadway's 42nd Street, will play the Andrews role of Miss Polly Browne.

Jennings just came off an Off-Broadway run playing the title role in Moliere's Don Juan. Prior to that, he was part of the ensemble cast in Lincoln Center Theater's Dinner at Eight. Roberts recently spent a year on Broadway in Charles Busch's comedy The Tale of the Allergist's Wife. He worked with Andrews in the Broadway musical Victor/Victoria. Cox's Broadway and Off-Broadway credits include The Dinner Party, Company, The Altruists, The Food Chain and House and Garden. Andrews' former husband (and Emma's father), Tony Walton, will design the sets and costumes.

Tickets run $50-$60. For more information, call (631) 725-9500.

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