Frankenstein: Steve Blanchard and Christine Noll join Hunter Foster in starring roles

Major casting is now complete for Frankenstein, the new Off-Broadway musical adaptation of Mary Shelley's Frankenstein, which is to open at 37 Arts Theatre on 1 Nov 2007, following previews from 10 Oct 2007. The musical is currently selling tickets through to 6 Jan 2008.

Joining the recently announced Hunter Foster as Victor Frankenstein will be Christiane Noll as Elizabeth and Steve Blanchard (Beauty and the Beast, A Christmas Carol) as The Creature.

The company will also feature Jim Stanek as Henry and Mandy Bruno as Justine. The ensemble includes Nick Cartell, Struan Erlenborn, Eric Michael Gillette and Aaron Seretosky.

Frankenstein has a score by Mark Baron, text and lyrics by Jeffrey Jackson, and is adapted from Mary Shaelley's novel by Gary P. Cohen, and is directed by Bill Fennelly, with choreography by Kelly Devine.

The timeless, cautionary tale of Victor Frankenstein, whose noble dreams of grandeur, unlocking the mysetery of life, unleash instead a litany of terror and tragedy. Before it is done, everything in his privileged world will be torn asunder, as Victor and his Creature are pit against one another in an epic and deadly war of wills that will lead them across the continent and ultimately to the barren ends of the world.

Steve Blanchard was last seen on Broadway as 'the Beast' in 'Beauty and the Beast' at the Lunt-Fontanne Theatre, a role he played from 13 Apr 2004, until the show recently closed on 29 Jul 2007. His other Broadway credits include 'Camelot' (1993) and The Three Musketeers (1984).

Christiane Noll's Broadway credits include 'Ain't Nothin' But the Blues' (1999) and Jekyll & Hyde (1997). Noll recently played 'Jane Smart' in the American premiere of The Witches of Eastwick at Virginia's Signature Theatre.

Hunter Foster was nominated for a Tony Award for Best Actor in a Musical for his performance as Seymour in 'Little Shop of Horrors' (2003). His other Broadway credits include playing Leo Bloom in 'The Producers' (2001), Footloose (1998), Grease (1994 revival) and Les Mis�rables (1987). He last appeared Off-Broadway at the Barrow Street Theatre in 'an oak tree' (2006).

The musical is being produced by Douglas C. Evans, Gerald Goehring and Michael F. Mitri, in association with Barbara & Emery Olcott and David S. Stone.

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