The new show, based off the 1973 film which won a best picture Oscar, will run from March 29-April 29 at the Paper Mill Playhouse in Millburn, New Jersey.
Harry Connick, Jr. is set to star in the world-premiere musical stage production of The Sting.
Connick, Jr. will star as conman Henry Gondorff, the role made famous by Paul Newman, in the new musical based off the 1973 film, which took home the Oscar for best picture. The story centers on a career conman, Gondorff, and a small town grifter, Johnny Hooker (played by Robert Redford in the film, a role for which he earned a best actor Oscar nom) as they plot to bring down Chicago’s most corrupt racketeer in the 1930s.
The production will premiere at Paper Mill Playhouse in Millburn, New Jersey for a limited run from March 29 through April 29.
The Sting will be helmed by Tony-nominated director John Rando and choreographed by Tony winner Warren Carlylye.
Connick, Jr. is no stranger to live theater, as he made his Broadway acting debut in The Pajama Game in 2006, which earned him a Tony Award nomination for best actor in a musical. He has also wrote the music and lyrics for the musical Thou Shalt Not, which earned him a Tony Award nomination for best original score.
This article was originally published by The Hollywood Reporter.