Dirty Rotten Scoundrels: Sherie Rene Scott returns to the role of Christine Colgate
As previously announced Sherie Rene Scott returns this evening (20 Jun 2006) to the role of Christine Colgate in the Broadway musical Dirty Rotten Scoundrels, which is currently booking to the 3 Dec 2006 at the Imperial Theatre.
Sherie Rene Scott originated the role of Christine Colgate when the musical first opened at the Imperial Theatre on the 3 Mar 2005, following previews from 31 Jan. She was nominated for a Tony, Drama Desk and Outer Critics Circle award for her performance.
Ms Scott left the show on 19 Feb 2006 to star in the off-Broadway production of John Guare's 'Landscape of the Body', presented by the Signature Theatre Company, which ran from the 28 Mar - 21 May 2006.
Rachel York played the role of Christine Colgate duing Ms Scott's leave.
Dirty Rotten Scoundrels is set in the glamorous French Riviera where two con men meet and decide that the town isnï¿½t 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.
Dirty Rotten Scoundrels also stars Jonathan Pryce **(Lawrence Jameson to the 16 Jul), **Norbert Leo Butz (Freddy Benson to the 16 Jul), **Gregory Jbara (Andre Thibault to the 23 Jul), Lucie Arnaz (Muriel Eubanks) and Sara Gettelfinger (Jolene Oakes).
**Jonathan Pryce and **Norbert Leo Butz share their final performance on the 16 July 2006, **Gregory Jbara leaves on the 23 Jul 2006. They will be replaced by Keith Carradine, Brian d'Arcy James and Richard Kind, respectively.
The show opened to 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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