Foster, Dixon And Fitzgerald To Star
In Muny's Production Of Pirates! (or, Gilbert & Sullivan Plunder'd) (
July 30 - August 5) -
The Muny has announced principal casting for the sixth show of its 94th season, Pirates! (or, Gilbert & Sullivan Plunder’d), July 30 - August 5, directed by Gordon Greenberg and choreographed by Denis Jones. Conceived by Gordon Greenburg, Nell Benjamin and John McDaniel, Pirates! (or, Gilbert & Sullivan Plunder’d) features lyrics by W.S. Gilbert, and music by Arthur Sullivan. Revised book and lyrics are by Nell Benjamin, and music supervision, new arrangements and orchestrations are by John McDaniel.
Hunter Foster makes his Muny debut as the Pirate King. Joining him is Broadway veteran Ed Dixon as General Stanley, and Kathy Fitzgerald as Ruth. Rounding out the cast are Alan Mingo Jr. as The Sergeant, Analisa Leaming as Mabel, and Jay Armstrong Johnston as Frederic.
"We're thrilled to bring this hilarious new adaptation to The Muny," said Executive Producer Mike Isaacson. "Gordon, Nell and John have given Gilbert & Sullivan's classic a delicious new sheen, and we've got a dream cast. We're proud to be a part of the development of this exciting new show."