Bingo' a new musical comedy, Liz McCartney to play Vern.

Liz McCartney joins the cast of Bingo playing the role of Vern, she replaces Heather MacRae who was originally announced for the role.

Liz McCartney

Liz McCartney was last seen on Broadway in Mamma Mia (Rosie), which she departed in July this year - a spokesperson for Mamma Mia said that Ms McCartney had left for health reasons. Ms McCartney's Broadway credits include Taboo: (Big Sue), Dance of the Vampires (Rebecca), Thoroughly Modern Millie (Miss Flannery), The Phantom of the Opera and Les Mis�rables.

Bingo also stars Ann Crumb (Bernice/Joan), Chevi Colton (Minnie), Liz Larsen (Honey), Liz McCartney (Vern), Beth Malone (Alison), Janet Metz (Patsy), and Patrick Ryan Sullivan (Sam/Frank).

Bingo is a new musical comedy, opening at the Theatre at St Luke's on the 7 Nov 2005, following previews from the 21 Oct 2005.

In this environmental musical comedy, the audience gets to join in the Bingo game at Hamerin County�s St. Luke�s Church basement, where they will meet, among others, Vern, Honey and Patsy: three pals that have driven through Hurricane Dora in the name of their weekly obsession. In between the number calling, strange rituals and fierce competitions, love blossoms and estranged friends reunite, sending everyone home a winner.

Bingo has book by Michael Heitzman and Ilene Reid, with lyrics and music by Michael Heitzman, Ilene Reid and David Holcenberg. The musical is directed by Thomas Caruso and as choreography by Lisa Stevens.

Bingo has scenic design by Eric Renschler; costume design by Carol Brys; lighting design by John Viesta and sound design by Lewis Mead. The musical features orchestrations by Steve Bishop.

Bingo had its world premiere production in 2001 at the Hermosa Beach Playhouse, with subsequent productions at the Ordway Center of the Performing Arts in Minnesota in 2001 and the Adirondack Theatre Festival in 2003.

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