Cass Morgan to take medical leave from Ring of Fire

***image2:left***New York: When Ring of Fire begins performances on February 8th at the Barrymore Theater, Cass Morgan will not be amoung the cast members. Morgan recently underwent surgery and is currently recovering. Although no specific date has been announced, she is expected to rejoin the musical before its opening on March 12th. Understudy Melanie Vaughan will fill for her while she is out.
 
In a statement, producer James B. Freydberg said, “We are very sad that Cass will not be able to join us for the beginning of our Broadway journey in a role that she created. Having been with the production from the world premiere in Buffalo, she is an important part of this production. We are lucky to have Melanie Vaughan, who has graciously stepped into the production until Cass has recovered.”
 
Richard Maltby, Jr. stages the new Johnny Cash inspired musical, which was conceived by William Meade. In Ring of Fire, a remarkable cast of performers and musicians take us on a rousing adventure of love and faith, struggle and success — all with the strength, humor and downright honesty that made Johnny Cash one of the greatest songwriters and most revered storytellers in American music.
 
The show features 38 of Cash’s songs including “Country Boy,” “A Thing Called Love,” “Five Feet High and Rising,” “Daddy Sang Bass,” “Ring of Fire,” “I Walk the Line,” “I’ve Been Everywhere,” “The Man in Black,” and “Hurt.”
 
The creative team includes choreography by Lisa Shriver, Neil Patel as scenic designer, Ken Billington as lighting designer, and David Woolard as costume designer.
 
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