Jeff Applegate has replaced Clayborne Elder in the Gingold Theatrical Group's revival of George Bernard Shaw’s Caesar and Cleopatra, which will begin previews September 3 prior to an official opening September 24 at Theatre Row (410 West 42nd Street).
Applegate, who has been seen in the national tours of Mamma Mia! and Cheers: Live on Stage, will play Rufio. Elder (Torch Song, Sunday in the Park With George) departed the production due to a scheduling conflict.
Helmed by Artistic Director David Staller, performances will continue through October 12.
The staging will also feature the previously reported Brenda Braxton (Chicago, Smokey Joe's Café) as Ftatateeta, Rajesh Bose (Henry VI, The Seagull) as Pothinus, Robert Cuccioli (Jekyll & Hyde, Les Miserables) as Caesar, Dan Dominques (Wild Goose Dreams) as Apolldorus, Jonathan Hadley (Jersey Boys, Finian's Rainbow) as Britannus, and Teresa Avia Lim (Junk) as Cleopatra.
The creative team will include scenic designer Brian Prather, costume designer Tracy Christensen, lighting designer Jamie Roderick, and sound designer Frederick Kennedy.