Brent Michael DiRoma toplines the John W. Engeman Theater revival of the male stripper musical The Full Monty, which opens January 21 at the Long Island, New York, venue for a run through March 5.
The Full Monty features a book by Terrence McNally (the upcoming Anastasia, Kiss of the Spider Woman, Ragtime) with score and lyrics by David Yazbek (Dirty Rotten Scoundrels, The Band’s Visit).
The plot of the 10-time Tony Award nominated show is described thusly: “In need of quick cash and low on prospects, six unemployed Buffalo steelworkers come up with the outrageous idea to put on a strip act after seeing their wives’ enthusiasm for a touring company of Chippendales. As they prepare for the big night, working through their fears, self-consciousness and anxieties, they overcome their inner demons and find strength in their camaraderie.”
The cast features DiRoma (national tours: Jersey Boys, Avenue Q) as Jerry Lukowski, Ryan G. Dunkin as Dave Bukatinsky, Peter Simon Hilton as Harold Nichols, Spencer Glass as Malcolm MacGregor, Noah Bridgestock as Ethan Girard, and Milton Craig Nealy as Noah “Horse” T. Simmons. The cast also features Diane Findlay, Gaelen Gilliland, Nicole Hale and Kate Marshall, plus Trevor Dorner, Lexi Lyric, Suzanne Mason, Alexander Molina, Vincent Ortega, Nygel Deville Robinson, James D. Schultz, Wayne Shuker, Jennifer Collester Tully, and Kyle Wolf.
The Full Monty creative team includes director Keith Andrews, choreographer Antoinette DiPietropolo, musical director Andrew Haile Austin, plus DT Willis (scenic design), Tristan Raines (costume design), Doug Harry (lighting design), Laura Shubert (sound design), Gayle Seay and Scott Wojcik Of Wojcik/Seay Casting (casting directors), Emilia Martin (wig & hair design), Tonianne Difilippo (props design), Vincent Ortega (assistant director/choreographer), Denise Wilcox (production stage manager), and Kristie Moschetta (assistant stage manager).
Tickets can be purchased by calling (631) 261-2900, going online at EngemanTheater.com, or by visiting the Engeman Theater box office at 250 Main Street, Northport.