Paper Mill Playhouse's world premiere of the Broadway-aimed musical The Sting officially opened April 8 following previews that began March 29 at the New Jersey venue.
Harry Connick Jr. stars as Henry Gondorff. He is joined by Peter Benson as The Erie Kid, Janet Dacal as Loretta, Christopher Gurr as J.J. Singleton, J. Harrison Ghee as Johnny Hooker, Tom Hewitt as Doyle Lonnegan, Richard Kline as Kid Twist, Kevyn Morrow as Luther, Kate Shindle as Billie, and Robert Wuhl as Snyder.
Flip through photos of the opening night below:
Check Out the Opening Night For The Sting Musical at Paper Mill Playhouse Starring Harry Connick Jr.
Rounding out the cast are Lucien Barbarin, Darius Barnes, Keely Beirne, Michael Fatica, Luke Hawkins, Tyler Huckstep, Matt Loehr, Erica Mansfield, Drew McVety, Ramone Owens, Tyler Roberts, Angie Schworer, Christine Shepard, Britton Smith, Sherisse Springer, Diana Vaden, Kevin Worley, and Lara Seibert Young.
Based on the 1973 film, the musical features a book by Bob Martin and music and lyrics by Mark Hollmann and Greg Kotis with Connick, Jr. The score also contains music by Scott Joplin, including “The Entertainer.”
The production also features set design by Beowulf Boritt, costume design by Paul Tazewell, lighting design by Japhy Weideman, sound design by Randy Hansen, hair and wig design by Charles G. LaPointe, make-up design by Cookie Jordan, vocal arrangements by Fred Lassen, dance arrangements by David Chase, orchestrations by Doug Besterman, and fight coordinator Robert Westley. The production stage manager is Bonnie L. Becker. Casting is by Tara Rubin Casting, Tara Rubin, CSA.