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CAGNEY, Starring Robert Creighton, Extends Off-Broadway

Due to popular demand and following the announcement of its three 2016 Outer Critics Circle Award nominations, including "Outstanding New Off-Broadway Musical," a new block of tickets is now on sale through September 25, 2016 for the new hit Off-Broadway musical, CAGNEY with book by Peter Colley and music & lyrics by Robert Creighton and Christopher McGovern, at The Westside Theatre -Upstairs (407 West 43rd Street). In addition, beginning July 7, 2016, CAGNEY will play Thursday afternoon matinees at 2:00 p.m.

Directed by Bill Castellino, with choreography by Joshua Bergasse, and music direction by Matt Perri, the six-member cast stars Broadway veteran and hoofer Robert Creighton as the legendary James CAGNEY, with Jeremy Benton, Danette Holden, Bruce Sabath, Josh Walden, andEllen Zolezzi.

CAGNEY, a dramatic new musical, follows the life of the legendary James CAGNEY from the streets of New York to his rise from a vaudeville song-and-dance man to one of the brightest stars of Hollywood as the original tough guy. Broadway's Robert Creighton, in the role he was born to play, leads a cast of six who tap dance through a score that blends original music with classic George M. Cohan favorites: Give My Regards To Broadway, You're A Grand Old Flag, and Yankee Doodle Dandy. CAGNEY began performances March 16, 2016 for an open-ended engagement and opened to rave reviews on April 3, 2016.

The creative team includes James Morgan (set), Martha Bromelmeier (costumes), Michael Gilliam (lights), Janie Bullard (sound), Mark Pirolo(projections), Larry Lelli (music coordinator), and Christian Kelly-Sordelet and Rick Sordelet (fight directors). The Production Stage Manager isLarry Smiglewski. Carol Hanzel is the Casting Director and Brierpatch Productions provides General Management.

Producers of CAGNEY include Riki Kane Larimer with Jamie deRoy, Sharon Azrieli, Joe Cecala, Barbara Freitag, Joel B. Grossman, Joe Sirola, Mary Cossette, Emily Conner, Leonard Landau, 8350 Productions LLC, and In Fine Company.

Photo Credit: Carol Rosegg

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