The world premiere of the new musical The Sting, based on the 1973 film will premiere at Paper Mill Playhouse. The show will star Harry Connick, Jr.
be directed by John Rando (Jerry Singer: The Opera).
Also in the cast is Peter Benson as The Erie Kid
Janet Dacal as Loretta
Christopher Gurr as J.J. Singleton
J. Harrison Ghee as Johnny Hooker
Tom Hewitt as Doyle Lonnegan
Richard Kline as Kid Twist
Kevyn Morrow as Luther
Kate Shindle as Billie
and Robert Wuhl as Snyder .
Rounding out the cast are Lucien Barbarin, Darius Barnes, Keely Beirne, Michael Fatica, Luke Hawkins, Tyler Huckstep, Matt Loehr, Erica Mansfield, Drew McVety, Ramone Owens, Tyler Roberts, Angie Schworer, Christine Shepard, Britton Smith, Sherisse Springer, Diana Vaden, Kevin Worley and Lara Seibert Young.
Book is by Bob Martin, music and lyrics by Mark Hollmann & Greg Kotis with Harry Connick, Jr. In addition, the score will contain music by Scott Joplin including “The Entertainer.” Choreography by Warren Carlyle and music direction by Fred Lassen.
The Broadway-bound engagement of The Sting begins performances on Thursday, March 29, 2018, for a limited engagement through Sunday, April 29, 2018, at Paper Mill Playhouse (22 Brookside Drive) in Millburn, NJ. Opening Night is Sunday, April 8, 2018, at 7:00 p.m.
Chicago. 1936. Get ready to enter a smoke-filled world of cons and capers, where nothing is what it seems and no one is who they appear to be. Based on the 1973 Academy Award-winning film, The Sting tells the tale of a pair of con men, small town grifter Johnny Hooker and big-time hustler Henry Gondorff (Harry Connick, Jr.), who plot to bring down the city’s most corrupt racketeer. The Sting takes you back to an era where jazz reigns, the stakes are high, and the dice are always loaded.