Rachel Bay Jones, Santino Fontana, More Set for Sweet Charity in Concert | Playbill

Cabaret & Concert News Rachel Bay Jones, Santino Fontana, More Set for Sweet Charity in Concert The Transport Group concert will be presented June 17.
Rachel Bay Jones Joseph Marzullo/WENN

Transport Group has announced initial casting for Sweet Charity in Concert, which will be presented June 17 at Merkin Concert Hall at the Kaufman Music Center as part of this season’s Anne L. Bernstein Concert Series.

The cast currently includes Rachel Bay Jones (Dear Evan Hansen), Santino Fontana (Tootsie), Lauren Blackman (Anastasia), John Cariani (The Band’s Visit), Matt Castle (Camelot), Jessica Lee Goldyn (A Chorus Line), Julie Klausner (Difficult People), Nikka Graff Lanzarone (Off-Broadway's Sweet Charity), Beth Malone (Fun Home), Bonnie Milligan (Head Over Heels), Paolo Montalban (Benny and Joon), Anne L. Nathan (Once), Scarlett Strallen (Travesties), Natalie Toro (A Tale of Two Cities), Alysha Umphress (On the Town), Jacob Keith Watson (Hello, Dolly!), and Kate Wetherhead (Other Josh Cohen).

READ: Rachel Bay Jones to Star in Next to Normal at Washington, D.C.’s Kennedy Center

Santino Fontana Joseph Marzullo/WENN

Veteran Fosse dancer Dana Moore (Dancin’) will host the performance; additional casting will be announced at a later date.

The concert will be directed by Transport Group Artistic Director Jack Cummings III with musical direction by Joey Chancey. A 23-piece orchestra will perform the show’s original orchestrations.

The evening will also feature select reconstruction of original choreography by Bob Fosse, sanctioned by The Verdon Fosse Legacy, performed by Blackman, Caitlin Abraham (An American in Paris), Alyssa Epstein (Rockettes), Cajai Fellows Johnson (Lion King), Julia Harnett, Naomi Kakuk (The Beast in the Jungle), Emily Grace Kersey (Bullets Over Broadway), Kenna Morris Garcia (Memphis), Kaylee Olson, and Anna Schnaitter (Pippin).

Sweet Charity is written by Neil Simon and has music by Cy Coleman and lyrics by Dorothy Fields.

Previous presentations in Transport Group’s concert series include Promises, Promises, Man of La Mancha, A Man of No Importance, Peter Pan, The Music Man, Once Upon a Mattress, and Baby.

Tickets are on sale and start at $75. Visit TransportGroup.org.


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