Tony-winning Jersey Boys star Christian Hoff is rolling the dice as silver-tongued gambler Sky Masterson in Guys and Dolls at Maine’s Ogunquit Playhouse. The production co-stars Spin City’s Richard Kind as “good old reliable” Nathan Detroit, Liz Larsen as his wheezing, sneezing fiancée Miss Adelaide and Glory Crampton as milkshake-loving do-gooder Sarah Brown. The production will run from July 15 to August 8, with opening night is set for July 16.
Hoff’s last Broadway outing, the December 2008 revival of Pal Joey, was cut short owing to injury (he was replaced during previews by Matthew Risch). He is set to appear in a production of Parade in Los Angeles this fall. Kind has played Max Bialystock in The Producers and appeared on Broadway in Dirty Rotten Scoundrels and The Tale of the Allergist’s Wife. Larsen received a Tony nomination for The Most Happy Fella and has appeared on Broadway in Fiddler on the Roof, Starmites, Damn Yankees and Hairspray. Crampton, whose off-Broadway credits include Carnival and The Fantasticks, is best known for her many leading-lady turns at New Jersey’s Paper Mill Playhouse.
Founded in 1933, the Ogunquit Playhouse is located in the coastal town of Ogunquit, Maine, some 300 miles north of New York City. The theater prides itself on “bringing Broadway to the beach” each summer.