Tony winner Michael Rupert (Legally Blonde: The Musical, Ragtime, Falsettos, Sweet Charity) and Allison Guinn (Hair) will join Tony Yazbeck, Jay Armstrong Johnson and Clyde Alves in the new Broadway revival of On the Town. Directed by John Rando, previews will start at the Lyric Theatre (formerly the Foxwoods) on September 20, with opening night set for October 16.
Rupert will play Judge Pitkin and Guinn will play Lucy Schmeeler. Phillip Boykin (The Gershwins’ Porgy and Bess) and Stephen DeRosa (Hairspray, The Nance, Into The Woods) also join the cast. The ensemble will feature Chip Abbott, Tanya Birl, Angela Brydon, Holly Ann Butler, Julius Carter, Kristine Covillo, Lori Ann Ferreri, Paloma Garcia-Lee, Stephen Hanna, Eloise Kropp, Brandon Leffler, Jess Leprotto, Cory Lingner, Skye Mattox, Michael Rosen, Samantha Sturm, Christopher Vo, Cody Williams and Mikey Winslow.
First seen on Broadway in 1944, On the Town follows the adventures of three sailors on leave in New York City. Based on the ballet Fancy Free by Jerome Robbins, the musical features music by Leonard Bernstein and book and lyrics by Betty Comden and Adolph Green. Toe-tapping hits from the show include “New York, New York,” “I Can Cook Too,” “Lonely Town” and “Some Other Time." Yazbeck, Johnson and Alves will be reprising their roles from the 2013 Barrington Stage Company production of the tuner.
The cast will also include the previously reported Megan Fairchild, Alysha Umphress, Elizabeth Stanley and Jackie Hoffman.