By Adam Hetrick
26 Jul 2013
|Photo by Joseph Marzullo/WENN|
Sheldon, who made his Broadway debut in the Australian import Priscilla Queen of the Desert, will star as suave conman Lawrence Jameson opposite Matt Hetherington as Freddy Benson.
Roger Hodgman will direct the production that has a book by Lane and music and lyrics by Yazbek. Dirty Rotten Scoundrels will be choreographed by Dana Jolly with musical direction by Guy Simpson. Stephen Doorey and George Youakim of James Anthony Productions produce the run.
Principal casting also includes Amy Lehpamer as Christine Colgate, with John Wood as Andre Thibault, Anne Wood as Muriel Eubanks and Katrina Retallick as Jolene Oakes.
Dirty Rotten Scoundrels was nominated for 11 Tony Awards in 2005, including Best Musical. The Broadway production starred John Lithgow, Norbert Leo Butz, Sherie Rene Scott, Greg Jbara, Sara Gettelfinger and Joanna Gleason. Jack O'Brien directed the Broadway production with choreography by Jerry Mitchell.