"Just like every night has its dawn..."
...every role must be recast when beloved cast members leave...so here are is the official announcement on replacements this month for Kerry Butler (Sherrie) and Tom Lenk (Franz).
Emily Padgett will succeed Tony nominee Kerry Butler as Sherrie in the Broadway production of Rock of Ages March 15.Padgett (Grease, Legally Blonde), who has understudied the role since November, will take over for Butler, who departs March 13. Butler began performances in Rock of Ages Sept. 18.
Actor Tom Lenk, who succeeded current Addams Family actor Wesley Taylor in the role of Franz, will play his final performance in Rock of Ages March 21.
On March 22, the Broadway production will welcome Derek St. Pierre in his Broadway debut as Franz and Katie Webber (Memphis) as Waitress #1.We'll miss you, Kerry and Tom (look for a cabaret show from Kerry in the near future)...and congratulations to Emily on the "promotion" and welcome to Katie and Derek!