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Kennedy Middle broadcasts all-star ‘Guys and Dolls’ leads


The John F. Kennedy Middle for the Performing Arts has introduced preliminary casting for its Broadway Middle Stage manufacturing of Guys and Dolls. Helmed by Marc Bruni (Stunning50 Years of Broadway on the Kennedy Middle, Broadway Middle Stage: The Music Man), the all-star solid can be led by Tony Award winner James Monroe Iglehart (AladdinHamilton50 Years of Broadway on the Kennedy Middle) as Nathan Detroit, Tony Award winner Jessie Mueller (The MinutesWaitress, Broadway Middle Stage: The Music Man) as Miss Adelaide, Steven Pasquale (The Bridges of Madison CountyJunk) as Sky Masterson, and Tony Award nominee and Grammy Award winner Phillipa Soo (Into the WoodsHamilton) as Sarah Brown. Guys and Dolls performs the Kennedy Middle’s Eisenhower Theater, from October 7 to 16, 2022. Tickets are at present out there to Kennedy Middle Members and can go on sale to the general public on Thursday, August 4, by way of the Kennedy Middle web site or by calling 202-467-4600.

Showing in ‘Guys and Dolls’: James Monroe Iglehart (as Nathan Detroit), Jessie Mueller (as Miss Adelaide), Steven Pasquale (as Sky Masterson), and Phillipa Soo (as Sarah Brown). Pictures courtesy of the artists.

“After a two-year hiatus, it’s so thrilling to return Broadway Middle Stage to the Kennedy Middle, larger and higher than ever as full musical productions,” mentioned Vice President and Govt Producer of Theater Jeffrey Finn. “I can consider no higher method to carry again Kennedy Middle–produced theater than with this unbelievable workforce and stars collaborating on this iconic Broadway musical.”

This Tony-winning favourite by composer/lyricist Frank Loesser and e book writers Jo Swerling and Abe Burrows has been hailed by many as an ideal musical comedy. Set in Damon Runyon’s legendary New York Metropolis of the Nineteen Fifties, Guys and Dolls follows a rowdy bunch of gamblers, gangsters, and showgirls in a wild recreation of likelihood—all set to Loesser’s immortal rating that includes songs equivalent to “Adelaide’s Lament” and “Luck Be a Girl.”

Backed by an on-stage Kennedy Middle Opera Home Orchestra, the manufacturing will characteristic choreography by Denis Jones, music path by Kevin Stites, scenic design by Paul Tate dePoo III, costume design by Mara Blumenfeld, lighting design by Cory Pattak, sound design by Kai Harada and Haley Parcher, and casting by JZ Casting.

Guys and Dolls is offered as part of Broadway Middle Stage—a Kennedy Middle–produced collection conceived and government produced by Jeffrey Finn. The collection has grow to be a success with each critics and audiences alike with star-studded performances of Subsequent to RegularFootlooseThe Who’s TommyThe Music ManLittle Store of HorrorsMethods to Achieve Enterprise With out Actually Making an attemptWithin the Heights, and Chess. Following Guys and Dolls, the 2022/23 season will proceed with the Tony Award–profitable Greatest Musicals Sundown Boulevard, starring Tony Award winner Stephanie J. Block, and Kiss of the Spider Lady.

CAST BIOS

James Monroe Iglehart (Nathan Detroit). Tony Award winner James Monroe Iglehart is a local of the San Francisco Bay space. He most not too long ago performed Billy Flynn in Chicago on Broadway. He appeared on Broadway in two productions concurrently—within the smash-hit Hamilton enjoying Lafayette/Jefferson, and with Freestyle Love Supreme as their particular visitor star. He made his Broadway debut in The twenty fifth Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee. Iglehart then originated the position of Bobby in Memphis on Broadway earlier than touchdown the position of Genie in Aladdin. For his work because the Genie, Iglehart gained each the Tony Award® and the Drama Desk Award for Greatest Featured Actor in a Musical. Iglehart made his sold-out solo debut at 54 Under in a present entitled How the Heck Did I Get Right here? He was introduced again for a sold-out return engagement shortly thereafter. James has introduced his act to live performance venues throughout the nation. He recurred on the Netflix collection Maniac reverse Jonah Hill and Emma Stone, and The Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt as Coriolanus Burt, the rival of Titus Andromedon performed by Tituss Burgess. Iglehart additionally visitor starred on Girls5EvaSesame AvenueAt Dwelling with Amy SedarisGood ConcordGothamElementary, and The Good Spouse. He lent his voice to the characters Lance Strongbow and Taurus Bulba for Disney’s hit animated reveals Tangled and DuckTales. He made his characteristic debut reverse Richard Gere, Peter Dinklage, and Jullianna Margulies in Three Christs. He seems within the upcoming characteristic movie Disenchanted from Disney. This, and all issues, for his wonderful spouse Daybreak.

Jessie Mueller (Miss Adelaide) most not too long ago appeared on Broadway in The Minutes, written by Pulitzer Prize– and Tony Award–profitable playwright Tracy Letts. She additionally not too long ago starred as Marian Paroo in The Kennedy Middle’s The Music Man. Previous to that, Mueller portrayed Julie Jordan within the critically acclaimed Broadway revival of Rodgers and Hammerstein’s Carousel, for which she acquired a Tony nomination and Drama Desk Award. She originated the position of Jenna within the musical Waitress (Tony, Drama Desk, and Grammy award nominations). She earned all three awards for her starring position as Carole King in Stunning—The Carole King Musical. Different main Broadway credit embrace Good Work if You Can Get ItThe Thriller Of Edwin Drood (Drama Desk nomination), and her Broadway debut as Melinda in On A Clear Day You Can See Eternally reverse Harry Connick, Jr. (Tony® and Drama Desk nominations). She portrayed Carrie Pipperidge within the New York Philharmonic’s staged live performance manufacturing of Carousel at Lincoln Middle. Movie and Tv appearances embrace starring as Loretta Lynn in Patsy & Loretta for Lifetime, Steven Spielberg’s The Submit, in addition to visitor star appearances in SweetEvilMadam Secretary, and Blue Bloods. She was additionally nominated for a Chicago Emmy for her work in Chicago Voices for PBS’ Nice Performances collection.

Steven Pasquale (Sky Masterson) is extremely regarded for his work onstage. On Broadway, he most not too long ago starred reverse Kerry Washington in Kenny Leon’s acclaimed manufacturing of American Son, which was later filmed for Netflix. He beforehand starred in LCT’s acclaimed manufacturing of Junk, penned by Ayad Akhtar. He acquired each Drama Desk and Drama League nominations for his portrayal of Robert in Bartlett Sher and Jason Robert Brown’s The Bridges of Madison County reverse Kelli O’Hara, reprising the position that he originated at Williamstown. Off-Broadway, he gained the Lucille Lortel Award for Excellent Lead Actor in a Musical for Alex Timbers’ manufacturing of The Robber Bridegroom on the Roundabout. Pasquale additionally acquired Drama Desk and OCC nominations for the Ahrens/Flaherty/McNally musical adaptation of A Man of No Significance at LCT. He not too long ago starred in CSC’s Lucille Lortel-nominated manufacturing of Stephen Sondheim and John Weidman’s Assassins, directed by John Doyle. On tv, Pasquale not too long ago wrapped Peacock’s The Lacking from creator David E. Kelley and director Barry Levinson. Pasquale garnered vital approval for his efficiency as Detective Mark Fuhrman on FX’s award-winning restricted collection American Crime Story: The Folks v. O.J. Simpson. He’s well-known for his portrayal of firefighter Sean Garrity within the hit FX collection Rescue Me. Pasquale has additionally appeared in Showtime’s The Comey Rule and Billions, HBO’s Six Toes Underneath and Divorce, Netflix’s Bloodline, CBS’s The Good Spouse, and Sofia Coppola’s Platinum. On movie, Pasquale appeared in Twentieth Century Fox’s Alien vs. Predator: Requiem and Aurora Borealis.

Phillipa Soo (Sarah Brown) is finest recognized for originating the position of Eliza Schuyler Hamilton in Broadway’s critically acclaimed present Hamilton, incomes her Tony nomination and a Grammy win. She was additionally nominated for an Emmy for the filmed model. Soo most not too long ago starred as Cinderella within the James Lapine and Stephen Sondheim basic Into the Woods at Broadway’s St. James Theatre. On tv, Soo can at present be seen in Hulu’s Dopesick and in AppleTV+’s Shining Women. Movie credit embrace Netflix’s Over the Moon, and Tick, Tick… Growth!, in addition to Disney+‘s The One and Solely Ivan. Different credit embrace The Damaged Hearts Gallery and Right here and Now. Different theater credit embrace Broadway’s The Parisian Lady, and the title position within the Broadway musical Amelie. Soo additionally originated the position of Natasha Rostova within the off-Broadway manufacturing of Natasha, Pierre & The Nice Comet of 1812.

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