Nashville and the Tennessee Performing Arts Center (TPAC) host the world premiere of "The Nutty Professor" Musical, opening tonight, July 24 and running through August 19. Directed by Jerry Lewis
, the show is a new musical comedy based on the 1963 film of the same name. BroadwayWorld has a sneak peek at the rehearsals below.
Featuring music by Oscar, Emmy, Tony and Pulitzer Prize winner Marvin Hamlisch (A Chorus Line) and a book and lyrics by three-time Tony Award winner Rupert Holmes (The Mystery of Edwin Drood), "The Nutty Professor" is a musical treat for the whole family, based on the classic 1963 film in which Lewis starred and co-wrote.
Actor, singer, and entertainer Michael Andrew stars in this new production as Professor Julius Kelp. The Broadway-bound THE NUTTY PROFESSOR musical also features the talents of Broadway favorites Mark Jacoby and Marissa McGowan, as Dean Warfield and Stella, respectively. Additional cast members include: KLea Blackhurst (MISS LEMON), Alex David (KELP DOUBLE), and Jamie Ross (HARRINGTON WINSLOW), as well as Meghan Glogower,Blair Goldberg, Autumn Guzzardi, Sarah Marie Jenkins Allison Little, Charles MacEachern, Lindsay Moore, Ronnie Nelson, Patrick O'Neill, Dominique Plaisant, Carly Blake Sebouhian, Jason Sparks, Christopher Spaulding, Kristopher Thompson-Bolden, Kyle Vaughn, and Ryan Worsing in the ensemble.