Dirty Rotten Scoundrels: Keith Carradine, Brian d'Arcy James and Richard Kind join cast

Keith Carradine, Brian d'Arcy James and Richard Kind will succeed Jonathan Pryce, Norbert Leo Butz and Gregory Jbara (respectively) in the smash hit musical, Dirty Rotten Scoundrels.

Dirty Rotten Scoundrels opened at the Imperial Theatre on the 3 Mar 2005, following previews from 31 Jan, where it is currently booking to the 19 Nov 2006.

Keith Carradine will star as the suave con man Lawrence Jameson and Brian d'Arcy James will assume the role of grifter Freddy Benson from the 20 Jul 2006. Mr. Kind will play the lovable, Chief of Police con man, Andre Thibault from the 3 Aug 2006.

Keith Carradine last appeared on Broadway in the title role of The Will Rogers Follies which opened on 1 May 1991. His other Broadway credits include Foxfire and Hair.

Brian d'Arcy James is currently playing Brendan in The Lieutenant of Inishmore. His other Broadway credits include The Sweet Smell of Success, Titanic, Carousel and Blood Brothers.

Richard Kind's latest turn on Broadway was as 'Max Bialystock' in The Producers. His other Broadway credits include The Tale of the Allergist's Wife, Funny Girl and Sly Fox.

Jonathan Pryce and Norbert Leo Butz share their final performance on the 16 July 2006.

As previously announced Sherie Rene Scott returns to the role of Christine Colgate on 20 Jun 2006.

Dirty Rotten Scoundrels has book by Jeffrey Lane, with music & lyrics by David Yazbek, and stars Jonathan Pryce, Tony Award-winner Norbert Leo Butz, Rachel York, Gregory Jbara and Sara Gettelfinger.

Dirty Rotten Scoundrels is set in the glamorous French Riviera where two con men meet and decide that the town isn�t big enough for both of them. They agree to a contest: the first one to swindle $50,000 from a young female heiress wins and the other man must leave town. A hilarious battle of cons ensues bringing out the best and the worst in both men.

The show received mostly Good to luke-warm notices from the popular press. Click Here to read Polly Wittenberg's review and what the papers said about the musical.

Dirty Rotten Scoundrels was nominated for 11 Tony's. It was also nominated for 6 Outer Critics Circle awards - of which it won one: Norbert Leo Butz won Outstanding Actor in a Musical. It was also nominated for 10 Drama Desk Awards - of which it won one: again by Norbert Leo Butz for Outstanding Actor in a Musical.

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