The complete cast is now set for Paper Mill Playhouse’s Broadway-bound production of Can-Can. Joining the previously announced Kate Baldwin and Jason Danieley will be Michael Berresse as Hilaire Jussac, Greg Hildreth as Boris Adzinidzinadze, Michael Kostroff as Jean-Louis, Mark Price as Hercule, Justin Robertson as Étienne and Megan Sikora as Claudine. The new production, directed by David Lee, will run from October 1 through October 26. Opening night is set for October 5.
Berresse, who was nominated for a Tony Award for Kiss Me, Kate, returns to Paper Mill after appearing there in West Side Story. His Broadway credits include A Chorus Line, Light in the Piazza, Fascinating Rhythym and Carousel. Hildreth, who most recently appeared on Broadway in Cinderella, was part of the off-Broadway and Broadway casts of both Peter and the Starcatcher and Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson. Kostroff made his Broadway debut with The Nance, having previously appeared in Paper Mill’s Les Miserables and Lend Me a Tenor. Price’s Broadway credits include Mary Poppins, All Shook Up and Wonderful Town. Robertson’s stage credits include Can-Can, The Little Mermaid and My Fair Lady; he is also Broadway.com’s resident artist—you may know him as “Squigs.” Sikora's Broadway credits include The Nance, How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying, Promises, Promises and Wicked.
The ensemble will consist of Mike Baerga, Chloe Sian Campbell, Jace Coronado, Desireé Davar, Sarah DeBiase, Taurean Everett, Sarah Marie Jenkins, Evan Kasprzak, Jenny Laroche, Kate Marilley, Michael McArthur, Sarah Meahl, Peter Nelson, Tally Sessions, Molly Tynes and Ryan Worsing.
With a classic score by Cole Porter and a book by Abe Burrows, Can-Can tells the story of Pistache (Baldwin), a female Parisian café owner who decides to feature the ever-so-scandalous Can-Can dance. Will her defiance of the law end her business—and love life? The tuner features the numbers “I Love Paris,” “C’est Magnifique” and “It’s All Right With Me.” The show premiered on Broadway in 1953 and was adapted for film in 1960. This production will feature a re-crafted script by Joel Fields and the director.
Can-Can will feature set design by Rob Bissinger, costumes by Ann Hould-Ward, lighting design by Michael Gilliam and sound design by Randy Hansen.