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Breaking: Nicholas Barasch, Charlie Franklin, Kyle Scatliffe, and More to Star in Encores! BIG RIVER - Full Cast Set!

Encores! Artistic Director Jack Viertel today announced casting for the Encores! production of Big River: The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, the Tony Award-winning musical based on Mark Twain's classic American novel. Big River will star Nicholas Barasch, Patrice Covington, Andrew Cristi, Wayne Duvall, Mike Evariste, Charlie Franklin, Annie Golden, Katherine A. Guy, Megan Masako Haley, Adrianna Hicks, Zachary Infante, Gizel Jimenez, Andrew Kruep, John-Michael Lyles, Cass Morgan, Tom Nelis, Tom Alan Robbins, Horace V. Rogers, Kyle Scatliffe, Tony Sheldon, Christopher Sieber, and Lauren Worsham.

A thoroughly original retelling of Twain's historic tale of friendship, freedom, and the untamed Mississippi, Big River follows Huckleberry Finn (Nicholas Barasch, She Loves Me) as he escapes down the river and encounters Jim (Kyle Scatliffe, The Color Purple), a runaway slave, and the notorious pair known as the Duke (Christopher Sieber, Matilda) and the King (Tony Sheldon, Priscilla, Queen of the Desert). A musical underdog as scrappy and restless as Huck himself, Big River was created in the age of British spectacles by a quintessentially American artist-the beloved country-western singer Roger Miller-and his Tony Award-winning score is a scintillating blend of bluegrass, gospel, and honky tonk. More than thirty years later, Big River remains an affecting journey through 1840s America in all its beauty and savagery.

The Encores! production will be directed by Lear deBessonet with musical direction by Encores! Music Director Rob Berman and choreography by Josh Rhodes.

Big River will run for seven performances at City Center from February 8-12.

Big River
The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn
Feb 8-12, 2017
Wed - Thu at 7:30pm, Fri at 8pm, Sat at 2 & 8pm, and Sun at 2 & 7pm

Music and Lyrics by Roger Miller
Book by William Hauptman
Adapted from the novel by Mark Twain
Featuring The Encores! Orchestra
Choreography by Josh Rhodes
Music Director Rob Berman
Directed by Lear deBessonet

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