Casting Announced for Signature Theatre's Elmer Gantry
Mary Kate Morrissey and Charlie Pollock will star as Sharon Falconer and Elmer Gantry in Signature's re-imagining of the musical version of Sinclair Lewis' best-selling novel Elmer Gantry (October 7 - November 9, 2014).
Book by John Bishop
Lyrics by Bob Satuloff
Music by Mel Marvin
Based on the novel by Sinclair Lewis
Directed by Eric Schaeffer
The charismatic, but completely broke, salesman Elmer Gantry stumbles upon a struggling religious tour, led by pious evangelist Sister Sharon Falconer. Falling for Falconer, Gantry joins the troupe as a preacher and, with a little showmanship and theatrics, transforms the revival into the hottest ticket in town. However, inspired by Falconer’s earnestness and his reawakened spirit, Gantry inserts one spectacle too many and risks blowing up the entire operation.
Featuring Charlie Pollock (Broadway’s Violet) and Mary Kate Morrissey (Hair International Tour) will star as Elmer Gantry and Sharon Falconer and Nova Y. Payton (Dreamgirls) as Mary Washington.
Fiery and passionate, with a rich blues, folk and gospel-infused score, Elmer Gantry brings the evangelical charlatan of Sinclair Lewis’s acclaimed novel to life in an adventurous new reimagining.