Upcoming Broadway Peter Allen Musical The Boy From Oz Completes Casting

News   Upcoming Broadway Peter Allen Musical The Boy From Oz Completes Casting
Complete casting for the upcoming Broadway musical The Boy From Oz has been announced. The Peter Allen bio starring Hugh Jackman begins Sept. 16 at the Imperial Theatre and will open Oct. 16.

The Boy from Oz is "a musical true story" of the late entertainer who was a protege of Judy Garland — and briefly married to her daughter Liza Minnelli. Martin Sherman (Bent) provides the libretto for the score which features the music and lyrics of the pop superstar Allen.

Joining Jackman (as Peter Allen) in The Boy From Oz will be newcomer Stephanie Block (as Liza Minnelli), Beth Fowler (as mother Marion Woolnough), Isabel Keating (as Allen's mentor and mother-in-law, Judy Garland), Jarrod Emick (as Allen's companion, Greg Connell), Mitchel Federan (as the young Peter) and Michael Mulheren (as father, Dick Woolnough, and the manager-promoter Dee Anthony).

The ensemble will feature Leslie Alexander, Brad Anderson, Todd Anderson, Kelly Crandall, Naleah Dey, Nicholas Dromard, Timothy A. Fitz-Gerald, Christopher Freeman, Tyler Hanes, Jessica Hartman, Colleen Hawks, John Hill, Pamela Jordan, Tari Kelly, Stephanie Kurutzuba, Brian J. Marcum, Jennifer Savelli and Matthew Stocke.

Allen's collaborating songwriters represented in the score include Adrienne Anderson, Burt Bacharach, Jeff Barry, Michael Callen, Christopher Cross, Tom Keane, Marsha Malamet, Dean Pitchford and Carol Bayer Sager.

Philip Wm. McKinley directs the Broadway musical with choreography by Joey McKneely. Patrick Vaccariello will serve as musical supervisor. Orchestrations will be by Michael Gibson. Ben Gannon and Robert Fox produce. The design team includes Robin Wagner (sets), William Ivey Long (costumes) and Donald Holder (lighting) and ACME Sound Partners (sound).

For ticket to The Boy From Oz at the Imperial, 249 West 45 Street, call (212) 239-6200 or click here. For more information, visit the show's website at www.theboyfromoz.com.

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