25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee: Barrett Foa to play Leaf Coneybear from 25 Jul 2006
Barrett Foa will assume the role of Leaf Coneybear in the Broadway production of the Tony Award winning musical comedy 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee at Circle in the Square beginning on the 25 Jul 2006.
Jesse Tyler Ferguson will play his final performance as Leaf Coneybear on 23 Jul 2006.
Barrett Foa is currently appearing as Princeton/Rod in Avenue Q on Broadway. He also appeared on Broadway in the original cast of Mamma Mia! His Off-Broadway credits include Godspell (Jesus, 2000 cast recording) and Cupid and Psyche (Cupid).
25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee, opened at the Circle In The Square on 2 May 2005, following previews from 15 Apr 2005. The musical originally opened Off-Broadway at Second Stage on 7 Feb 2005, following previews from 11 Jan 2005. The musical is currently booking to 1 Oct 2006.
In 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee six young people in the throes of puberty, overseen by grown-ups who barely managed to escape childhood themselves, learn that winning isnÃ¯Â¿Â½t everything and that losing doesnÃ¯Â¿Â½t necessarily make you a loser.
25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee has music and lyrics by William Finn, book by Rachel Sheinkin and is based on an idea conceived by Rebecca Feldman. The musical is directed by James Lapine, with choreography by Dan Knechtges, costumes by Beowulf Boritt, lighting by Natasha Katz and sound by Dan Moses Schreier.
25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee stars Derrick Baskin (Mitch Mahoney), Deborah Craig (Gramercy Park), Jesse Tyler Ferguson (Leaf Coneybear), Dan Fogler (William Barfee), Lisa Howard (Rona Janet), Celia Keenan-Bolger (Olive Ostrovsky), Jose Llana (Tripp Barrington), Jay Reiss (Douglas Panch), Sarah Saltzberg (Logan Schwarzengrubeniere).
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