The original musical by Grammy Award winner Bruce Hornsby stars Robert Cuccioli in the title role. The musical's quirky title spelling is a variation on "sick bastard." The show's logo is a vanity license plate.
Here's how the project's attached commercial producers are characterizing the show: "A stranger [Cuccioli] comes to a small town with a terrible secret. His presence has unintended consequences for a doctor [Marcus Lovett] and his wife [Jill Paice]. Fear and paranoia grow when a child goes missing. In the end an unbearable loss brings a family and a town back together."
Here is a look at cast, creative team and producers on opening night:
In addition to former Jekyll and Hyde star Cuccioli, who plays mysterious stranger Norman Rhodes, the production (which began Jan. 18 and continues to Feb. 6) features Kevin Mambo (Fela!), Jill Paice (Woman in White, Curtains, 39 Steps), William Parry (of the original Sunday in the Park With George), Marcus Lovett (King David, Aspects of Love), Jayne Paterson (Les Miz, A Little Night Music), Brynn Williams (13, Bye Bye Birdie), Riley Costello (Everyday Rapture, 13, Bye Bye Birdie), Garrett Long (South Pacific, Off-Broadway's The Spitfire Grill), Rosa Curry (The Rocky Horror Show, Steel Pier), Karl Warden, Eugene Barry-Hill (The Lion King) and Ken Cavett.
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