Joe Piscopo In Dirty Rotten Scoundrels

Dirty Rotten Scoundrels, with Piscopo and Doran, Plays Gateway Playhouse

By Andrew Gans
August 26, 2009

“Saturday Night Live” alum Joe Piscopo plays Lawrence in the Gateway Playhouse’s production of Dirty Rotten Scoundrels, which begins performances Aug. 26 in Long Island.

Directed and choreographed by Keith Andrews with musical direction by Jeff Buchsbaum, the production will run through Sept. 12 in the Patchogue Theatre.

The cast also features Nell Mooney as Christine, Harris Doran as Freddy, Nathan Klau as Andre, Hallie Metcalf as Jolene and New York stage veteran Rebecca Baxter as Muriel.

The ensemble comprises Mary Giattino, Kelli Joelle Bartlett, Emily Bender, Drew Humphrey, Alex Jorth, Robert McCaffrey, Matt Nowak, Anne Otto, Vincent Ortega, Sean Quinn, Bryant Smith, Meghan Starr and Chelsey Whitelock.

The design team includes Tony-nominated and Drama Desk Award-winning lighting designer Marcia Madeira; Dom Ruggiero is the production stage manager.

Based on the popular 1988 MGM film, Dirty Rotten Scoundrels was penned by composer-lyricist David Yazbek and librettist Jeffrey Lane. The musical, according to the Gateway, “centers on two con men living on the French Riviera.”

The Patchogue Theatre is located at 71 E. Main Street in Patchogue. For tickets call (631)… or 1-888-4TIXNOW.

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