Benefit, Featuring Robert Cuccioli and Luba Mason, to Benefit
The Actors Fund
By Andrew Gans
October 22, 2010
TheatreMania.com article - Peter Filichia
Tony nominee Robert Cuccioli
will reunite with his Jekyll and Hyde co-star Luba Mason
for a one-night-only presentation of the Cy Coleman-Carolyn
Leigh musical Wildcat to benefit the Actors
The benefit performance will be held Dec. 19
at 7 PM at The Julia Miles Theatre at the Women’s Project.
Theatrical Gems artistic director Jacob Shoesmith-Fox will
direct the evening with musical direction by Steven H. Taylor.
Additional casting will be announced shortly.
Wildcat, with music by Cy Coleman, lyrics
by Carolyn Leigh and book by N. Richard Nash, tells the story of
"a frontier woman named Wildcat Jackson (Mason) who arrives in a
border town in the American southwest with dreams of striking
oil, and tricks foreman Joe Dynamite (Cuccioli) into helping
her," according to press notes.
Not-for-profit Theatrical Gems produces the
first New York revival of the show since 1961.
Wildcat was Cy Coleman's first musical.
It opened on Dec. 16, 1960, and is best remembered for being the
sole Broadway appearance of comedienne Lucille Ball, although
the cast also featured Keith Andes, Paula Stewart, Edith King
and a young Valerie Harper ("Rhoda") in the dance ensemble.
The Julia Miles Theatre at the Women’s Project
is located at 424 West 55th Street. Tickets are $25 and can be
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