Ryann Redmond and Kristy Cates Join THE MARVELOUS WONDERETTES

Ryann Redmond and Kristy Cates Join THE MARVELOUS WONDERETTESProducer/Directors Tom and Michael D'Angora are thrilled to announce the new cast members for the current Off-Broadway revival of The Marvelous Wonderettes!

Beginning Aug 24th, Ryann Redmond joins the cast as Suzy Simpson. American Idol alum, Diana DeGarmo, who is currently playing the role, will play her final performance Sunday, Aug 14th. Ryann Redmond is an Atlanta native and proud faculty member of the Broadway Dreams Foundation. Broadway credits include If/Then (OBC), Bring It On: the Musical (OBC) and the Off-Broadway cult favorite Gigantic. TV audiences will recognize her from TV Land's "Younger" starring Sutton Foster. Most recently Redmond was seen in the MUNY production of Hairspray and Legally Blonde at the Sacramento Music Circus.

Joining the company September 21st in the role of Missy Miller is Broadway favorite Kristy Cates. Cates can currently be seen in the Broadway production of Finding Neverland as Ms. Bassett. She was a member of the original Broadway cast of Wicked, as understudy to Idina Menzel, and went on to open the National Tour as Elphaba and played the role for a year in the highly acclaimed Chicago sit-down production.

Christina Bianco will play her final performance as Missy on Aug 17th. Meg Lanzarone, (We Will Rock You, NEWSical) will play the role from Aug 24th - Sept 18th.

The production also stars Jenna Leigh Green (Wicked, bare, Sabrina the Teenage Witch) as Cindy Lou, Sally Schwab (A Broadway Diva Christmas) as Betty Jean, and Mackenzie Barmen as the "Wonderstudy".

The Marvelous Wonderettes takes a cotton-candied colored musical trip down memory lane to the 1958 Springfield High School prom where we meet "The Wonderettes", four girls with hopes and dreams as big as their crinoline skirts! We experience their lives and loves from prom night to their 10 year reunion as told through more than 20 chart topping hits of the era!

Created, written, and originally directed by Roger Bean, the previous New York production played at the West Side Theatre from September 2008 to January 2010. As a regional favorite, there have been countless productions all over the world and two sequels, The Marvelous Wonderettes: Caps & Gowns and Winter Wonderettes.

Tom D'Angora is currently the producer of the long running hits NEWSical the Musical and Naked Boys Singing which will continue to run in rep at The Kirk Theatre with The Marvelous Wonderettes. The show is directed by Michael and Tom D'Angora, and a creative team that includes The Marvelous Wonderettes original costume designer, Tony nominee Bobby Pearce (Broadway's Taboo). Alex Ringler (who has appeared on Broadway in the revivals of West Side Story and A Chorus Line) choreographed and Benjamin Rauhala serves as music director. Rounding out the company are Billy Davis (sets), Lois Catanzaro (lights), Jen Bullock (wigs), Marty Thomas (wig supervisor), Brendan McCann (props), and Krystal Roccaro (stage manager).

The Marvelous Wonderettes plays Wednesdays at 2:30 and 8:15, Thursdays at 8:15, and Sundays at 3:00. Tickets can be purchased at The Theatre Row box office or through Telecharge.com. For groups contact 212-889-4300 or 800-331-0472. The Kirk at Theatre Row is located at 410 W 42nd St off of 9th Ave. Visit www.TheMarvelousWonderettes.com for further information.

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