Casting is complete for the Ordway Center for the Performing Arts’ production of the Tony-winning 42nd Street, which begins performances July 23 and continues through August 11 in St. Paul, Minnesota.
Michael Heitzman conceived and directs this reimagined 42nd Street, which was previously produced at Chicago’s Drury Lane Theatre. Jared Grimes choreographs.
Tamara Tunie will star as leading lady Dorothy Brock, with Tony winner Jarrod Emick as Broadway producer Julian Marsh. The cast also features Phillip Attmore as Billy Lawlor, Kimberly Immanuel as Peggy Sawyer, Jamecia Bennett, Tyler Michaels King, Tyler Lueck, and T. Mychael Rambo.
The ensemble includes Lamont Brown, Amanda Castro, Aniya Heyward, Maddie Hilligoss, Allysa Shorte, Krysti Wiita, Shari Williams, Annie Jo Ermel, Erica Evans, Andy Ausland, John Manzari, Rush Benson, Noah Coon, CK Edwards, Kurt Csolak, Rebekah Gudim, and Jackson Grove.
“For this new, reinvented production of the beloved Broadway musical 42nd Street we’re looking at the show through a different lens. It will capitalize on all the show-biz glamour of the much-lauded original, but reimagined to reflect the world we live in today so it can speak directly to a contemporary audience,” said director Heitzman in a statement.
The production will also have orchestrations and arrangements by Everett Bradley, music supervision by David Holcenberg, set design by Paul Tate dePoo III, costume design by Emilio Sosa, lighting design by Mike Baldassari, sound design by John Shivers and David Patridge, and hair, wig, and make-up design by Robert Dunn.
Casting is by Sheena Janson Kelley (in the Twin Cities) and Jason Styres, CSA (in New York).