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News Goodspeed's High Button Shoes to Get a New "Mama" Goodspeeed Musicals' new production of High Button Shoes will lose Jennifer Allen, as Mrs. Sara Longstreet (a.k.a. Mama), to the pre-Broadway run of A Catered Affair.

Stepping into her shoes will be Beth Glover (Off-Broadway's Counsellor-at—Law, the national tour of All Shook Up, Goodspeed's Red, Hot & Blue), as of Sept. 5. (In the Jule Styne-Sammy Cahn show, she'll sing one half of the choice duet "I Still Get Jealous," with William Parry as Papa). Additionally, Jesse Swimm, of the ensemble, was replaced by Danny Gardner Aug. 3. Swimm will be joining the national touring company of My Fair Lady.

Stephen Bienskie (as Mr. Harrison Floy — the role created by Phil Silvers) will not be leaving the cast of High Button Shoes, as previously announced. The actor had planned to join the cast of Silence! The Musical Off-Broadway. However, that show has been postponed. He'll remain in High Button Shoes through the end of the run (to Sept. 22) at Goodspeed Opera House in East Haddam, CT.

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