Hairspray Actress Will Star in NJ Premiere of Pasek and Paul's Dogfight

News   Hairspray Actress Will Star in NJ Premiere of Pasek and Paul's Dogfight
Christine Marie Danelson, who was seen as Tracy in the Paper Mill Playhouse production of Hairspray and understudied that role on the Broadway national tour, will star as Rose in the New Jersey premiere of Dogfight, the musical by Benj Pasek, Justin Paul and Peter Duchan that tells the story of three marines on the eve of their deployment.

Christine Marie Danelson
Christine Marie Danelson

Helmed by director-choreographer Amy Eileen Shera, performances will be offered Feb. 13-22 at the Old Library Theatre in Fair Lawn, NJ.

Joining Danelson as the awkward, yet charming waitress Rose are Vinnie Urdea, Mike Rossi, Travis-John Prol, Ashley Leone, Chris Frazier, Anthony J. Bruno, Gabe Weiss, Derek Colon, Nicholas Christopher Mellina, Evan Tintle Charpentier, Kristen Dziuba and Jana Byrnes. 

Dogfight, based on the Warner Bros. film and screenplay by Bob Comfort, features music and lyrics by Tony Award nominees Pasek and Paul
 and a book by Duchan.

Here's how it's billed: "It's November 21, 1963. On the eve of their deployment to a small but growing conflict in Southeast Asia, three young Marines set out for one final boys' night of debauchery, partying and maybe a little trouble. But when Corporal Eddie Birdlace meets Rose, an awkward and idealistic waitress he enlists to win a cruel bet with his fellow recruits, she rewrites the rules of the game and teaches him the power of love and compassion."

Other members of the creative team include musical director David Maglione, set designer Brian Remo, lighting designer Mike Haber and stage manager Andy Calderone. Julie Galorenzo 

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