Full Cast Set for Encores! WHERE'S CHARLEY? Arcelus, Luker, McGillin, McClure, Worhsam, Paice & More!
Sebastian Arcelus, Rebecca Luker, Rob McClure, Howard McGillin, Jill Paice and Lauren Worsham have been cast in Frank Loesser's Where's Charley?, the final New York City Center Encores! production of the 2010-11. Where's Charley?, based on BranDon Thomas' Charley's Aunt, has a book by George Abbott and music and lyrics by Frank Loesser. The show, running March 17 - 20, will be directed by John Doyle and choreographed by Alex Sanchez with music direction by Rob Berman.
The cast of Where's Charley? includes Sebastian Arcelus, Jeff Brooks, Rebecca Luker, Dakin Matthews, Rob McClure, Howard McGillin, Jill Paice and Lauren Worsham, with Dan Callaway, Meggie Cansler, Hannah Chin, Nick Cosgrove, Desiree Davar, Ashlee Dupre, Leah Edwards, Drew Frankin, Arlo Hill, Leah Horowitz, Jordan Hunt, Amy Justman, Max Kumangai, Analisa Leaming, Colby Lindeman, Angelina Mullins, Patricia Noonan, Weston Wells Olson, Lainie Sakakura, Tommy Scrivens, Kendall Sparks, Brendan Stimson and Amos Wolff.
Where's Charley?, Frank Loesser's first Broadway score, immediately demonstrated the master's easy command of wit and romance, sophistication and high jinks. George Abbott's adaptation of BranDon Thomas' classic college farce Charley's Aunt delivered "Once in Love With Amy," "My Darling, My Darling" and "The New Ashmolean Marching Society" to the hit parade, and launched Loesser into the songwriting stratosphere. The musical opened at the St. James Theater on October 11, 1948, and played 792 performances. It was directed by George Abbott, choreographed by George Balanchine and starred Ray Bolger, who won a Tony Award for his performance.
The 2010-11 Encores! season is made possible, in part, by the Stephanie and Fred Shuman Fund for Encores! City Center gratefully acknowledges lead support from American Express, Stacey and Eric Mindich and the Newman's Own Foundation.
Sebastian Arcelus (Jack Chesney) has appeared on Broadway in Elf, Wicked, Jersey Boys, Good Vibrations, and Rent, and off-Broadway in Happiness.
Jeff Brooks (Brassett) has appeared on Broadway in Beauty and the Beast, Guys and Dolls (1992 revival), Nick & Nora, Gypsy (1989 revival), Lend Me a Tenor, Loose Ends and A History of the American Film. His film credits include Julie and Julia, The Bonfire of the Vanities and The Secret of My Success.