Dirty Rotten Scoundrels : Lucie Arnaz to join cast

Lucie Arnaz will now join the cast of Dirty Rotten Scoundrels on the 23 May 2006, one week earlier then originally announced.

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 29 Oct 2006.

Ms. Arnaz, who will make her first Broadway appearance in nearly 15 years, will star as the wealthy divorcee 'Muriel Eubanks', a role she assumes from Joanna Gleason.

Joanna Gleason, who originated the character, exited the show on the 30 Apr 2006, and Rachel de Benedet has played the role of 'Murial Eubanks' during the interim.

Lucie Arnaz received the Theatre World Award for her performance in the 1979 production of 'They're Playing Our Song'. She returned to Broadway 13 years later to star as Bella in Simon's Pulitzer's 'Lost in Yonkers'. She starred opposite Tommy Tune in the national tour of 'My One and Only', and opposite Lawrence Luckinbill in the national tours of 'Whose Life Is It Anyway?', and 'Social Security'. She also starred in the West End premiere of the musical, 'The Witches of Eastwick'.

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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