Gurr News : Christopher Gurr Joins Industry Reading Of The Sting

Thursday, August 10 and Friday, August 11 at the New 42nd Street Studios in New York, The Araca Group, Gross Entertainment and Universal Stage Productions will present private readings of a new musical, The Sting, based on the Universal Pictures film by David S. Ward.

"The Sting takes you back to an era when jazz reigns, the stakes are high, and the dice are always loaded: Chicago. 1936. Get ready to enter a smoke-filled world of cons and capers, where nothing is what it seems and no one is who they appear to be."

Based on the 1973 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, who plot to bring down the city's most corrupt racketeer. The Tony Award–winning creative team includes director John Rando (On the Town), choreographer Warren Carlyle (Hello, Dolly!), bookwriter Bob Martin (The Drowsy Chaperone), and an original score by composer/lyricist team Mark Hollmann and Greg Kotis (Urinetown). 

The presentations will feature Hinton Battle, J. Harrison Ghee, Cady Huffman, Steve Kazee, Patrick Page, Christopher Gurr, Jon Jon Briones and Ariana DeBose, along with Peter Benson, Drew McVety, Angie Schworer, Adrianna Hicks, Price Waldman, Jim Borstelmann, Wayne Duvall, Carrie Compere, Tommy Bracco, Britton Smith, and Preston Truman Boyd.

The Sting will be produced at The Papermill Playhouse in the spring of 2018.