Sebastian Arcelus, Jill Paice and Rob McClure are among the complete cast of Where’s Charley?, the final New York City Center Encores! production of the 2010-2011 season. They join previously announced stars Rebecca Luker and Howard McGillin in the Frank Loesser tuner, which will run March 17-20, directed by Tony winner John Doyle (Sweeney Todd, Company).
In addition to Arcelus (who will play Jack Chesney), Luker (Donna Lucia D’Alvadorez), McClure (Charley Wykeham), McGillin (Sir Francis Chesney) and Paice (Kitty Verdun), the cast will include Lauren Worsham (Amy Spettigue), Jeff Brooks (Brassett) and Dakin Matthews (Spettigue). The ensemble will include Dan Callaway, Meggie Cansler, Hannah Chin, Nick Cosgrove, Desiree Davar, Ashlee Dupre, Leah Edwards, Drew Frankin, Arlo Hill, Leah Horowitz, Jordan Hunt, Amy Justman, Max Kumangai, Analisa Leaming, Colby Lindeman, Angelina Mullins, Patricia Noonan, Weston Wells Olson, Lainie Sakakura, Tommy Scrivens, Kendall Sparks, Brendan Stimson and Amos Wolff.
Where’s Charley? is George Abbott’s musical adaptation of the classic farce Charley’s Aunt, featuring the first score by Frank Loesser and including hits such as “Once in Love With Amy,” “My Darling, My Darling” and “The New Ashmolean Marching Song.” Abbott’s production opened at the St. James Theatre on October 11, 1948, starring Tony winner Ray Bolger, and played 792 performances.
Arcelus has appeared on Broadway in Elf, Wicked, Jersey Boys, Good Vibrations and Rent and off-Broadway in Happiness. Paice has appeared on Broadway in Curtains, The 39 Steps and The Woman in White and played Scarlett O’Hara in the London musical adaption of Gone With the Wind. McClure, who is currently playing Mozart in the Walnut Street Theater’s production of Amadeus in Philadelphia, has appeared on Broadway in Avenue Q and I’m Not Rappaport and played Charlie Chaplin in the La Jolla Playhouse world premiere production of Limelight.
Brooks has appeared on Broadway in Beauty and the Beast, Guys and Dolls Gypsy, Lend Me a Tenor, Loose Ends and A History of the American Film. Matthews is an actor, playwright and director who has appeared on Broadway in A Man for All Seasons and Julius Caesar and won a special Drama Desk Award for his adaptation of Henry IV. Worsham played Cunegonde in New York City Opera's Candide, Lili in Goodspeed Opera House’s Carnival and Cinderella in Kansas City Rep’s Into the Woods, among other roles.
Where’s Charley? will feature choreography by Alex Sanchez and music direction by Rob Berman.