Julie Benko and Matt Bogart Will Star in Theatre Raleigh's Jane Eyre | Playbill

Regional News Julie Benko and Matt Bogart Will Star in Theatre Raleigh's Jane Eyre

Megan McGinnis will direct the chamber version of the Paul Gordon-John Caird musical.

Julie Benko and Matt Bogart

Julie Benko, who played Ruth in the recent Broadway musical Harmony, will star in the title role of Theatre Raleigh's upcoming chamber version of the 2000 Broadway musical Jane Eyre.

Directed by Megan McGinnis, performances are scheduled for May 29–June 9 at the North Carolina venue. Benko, also acclaimed for being the alternate Fanny Brice in the Broadway revival of Funny Girl, will star opposite the Rochester of Matt Bogart (Jersey Boys). Additional casting will be announced.

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Based on the Charlotte Brontë novel, Jane Eyre features a book by John Caird, music and lyrics by Paul Gordon, and additional lyrics by Caird. The musical played Broadway's Brooks Atkinson Theatre November 2000-June 2001 and was nominated for five Tony Awards, including Best Musical.

"Julie Benko has really made a name for herself on Broadway in the last few years, and we consider ourselves truly lucky to have gotten her for this production," said Lauren Kennedy Brady, executive director of Theatre Raleigh, in a statement. "She’s the cherry on top of the already impressive Broadway pedigree of this production, including Megan McGinnis directing, Matt Bogart staring as Rochester, and the involvement of creators Paul Gordon and John Caird in this premiere of the chamber version of their Broadway hit."

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