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Forever Dusty announces complete cast

Forever Dusty, a bio-musical About Dusty Springfield, written by Kirsten Holly Smith and Jonathan Vankin, has announced its complete cast.

Kirsten Holly Smith will star as 'Dusty Springfield' and will be joined by Christina Sajous (Spider-Man, American Idiot), Coleen Sexton (Jekyll and Hyde, Wicked National Tour), Benim Foster (Barefoot in the Park, Twelve Angry Men), Sean Patrick Hopkins (Forever Plaid, Angels in America), Ashley Betton (Peep Show, Midsummer Night's Dream) and Jonathan C. Kaplan (Falsettos, Diary of Anne Frank).

Forever Dusty will receive its New York premiere this fall, opening at New World Stages on 18 Nov 2012, following previews from 11 Nov 2012.

With her towering blonde beehive, spectacular outfits, and most of all, her soulful voice, Dusty Springfield became one of the first great female pop stasr of the 1960's. But how did a shy, awkward Catholic schoolgirl with the cumbersome name of Mary Isobel Catherine Bernadette O'Brien, transform herself into an icon for a generation?

Forever Dusty tells the story of Dusty Springfield's journey, in a musical featuring the pop song "Son of a Preacher Man," "You Don't Have to Say You Love Me," "The Look of Love," and many others.

The creative team includes Wilson Chin (Set Design), Richard DiBella (Lighting Design), Matt Kraus (Sound Design), Michael Thomas Murray (Musical Direction), and Nancy Palmatier (Costume Design).

The musical will be produced by Jorja Fox, Leslie Brockett, Jane Gullong, and Sandalphon Productions, with executive producer Eva Price of Maximum Entertainment Productions.

Kirsten Holly Smith as Dusty Springfield

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