It was announced today that Tony nominee Harry Connick Jr. will star as Henry Gondorff in the Broadway-bound world premiere production of The Sting at Paper Mill Playhouse. The musical is based on the 1973 film of the same name and will have a limited run from March 29 to April 29.
The Sting will feature a book by Bob Martin, plus music and lyrics by Mark Hollmann, Greg Kotis, and Connick Jr. In addition, the score will contain music by Scott Joplin, including "The Entertainer." The show will be choreographed by Warren Carlyle and directed by John Rando.
Based on the Academy Award-winning film, The Sting tells the tale of a pair of con men, small-town grifter Johnny Hooker and big-time hustler Henry Gondorff (Connick Jr.), who plot to bring down the city's most corrupt racketeer. Further casting and additional creative team members will be announced in the near future.
Connick Jr. made his Broadway acting debut in The Pajama Game in 2006, earning a Tony Award nomination for Best Actor in a Musical, followed in 2011 by On a Clear Day You Can See Forever.
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