Theatre 3 announces (very gay) cast for 'Spelling Bee'

Posted on 10 Aug 2009 at 12:42pm

I reported in last week’s print edition that B.J. Cleveland would be in the upcoming production of Theatre Three’s “The 25th Anual Putnam County Spelling Bee,” opening in the fall. Well, the entire cast has now been announced, and it’s very gay (and not just because the composer of the show, William Finn, is, or that there are gay characters).

Cleveland will play speller Chip Tolentino, joined by Chad Peterson (Leaf Coneybear) and John Garcia (William Barfee), while the “adults” include Paul J. Williams (Mr. Panch) and Darius-Anthony Robinson (Mitch, the comfort counselor). Bruce Coleman (gay!) will direct.

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