Paige and Middleton Complete Cast for Revised How Now, Dow Jones at FringeNYC

News   Paige and Middleton Complete Cast for Revised How Now, Dow Jones at FringeNYC
Cristen Paige (The Visit, 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee, Cry-Baby) has replaced Sarah Litzinger in the FringeNYC production of the revised 1967 musical How Now, Dow Jones due to a scheduling conflict.

The production will run Aug. 15-23 at the Minetta Lane Theatre under the direction of Ben West.

In addition to Paige, Dow Jones will also feature the newly announced Jim Middleton (Goodspeed's 1776) in addition to Fred Berman (The Normal Heart), Colin Hanlon (Rent), Shane Bland (Bombay Dreams), Dennis O'Bannion (White Christmas), Elon Rutberg (The Black Monk) and Cori Silberman (Movie Geek).

Ben West, who served as the assistant director and dramaturg for the Roundabout Theatre Company revival of Old Acquaintance, has adapted the musical, excising five musical numbers from the production and eliminating the ensemble and four major roles.

Featuring a book by Max Shulman, music by Elmer Bernstein and lyrics by Carolyn Leigh, the Fringe staging of How Now, Dow Jones will include three songs cut from the original Broadway production: "Don't Let a Good Thing Get Away," "Where You Are" and "Touch and Go."

According to press notes, "How Now, Dow Jones is a zany musical comedy that follows Kate, the voice of Dow Jones, whose fiancé won’t marry her until the Dow Jones Averages hit 1,000! Bribery, adultery and neurotic Republicans are abound in this madcap and timely tale set in the heart of Wall Street." How Now, Dow Jones will have choreography by Rommy Sandhu and music direction and arrangements by Fran Minarik.

Tickets for the 2009 FringeNYC will go on sale July 24. For further information phone (866) 468-7619 or visit FringeNYC.

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