Kudisch, Steggert join ‘Minister’s Wife’

Fry reprises title role in Lincoln Center Theater staging

Marc Kudisch and Bobby Steggert are among the Off Broadway cast of “A Minister’s Wife,” the tuner adaptation of “Candida” running this spring at Lincoln Center Theater.

Liz Baltes and Kate Fry, two alums of the musical’s preem last year at Writers’ Theater in the Chicago area, also appear along with Drew Gehling.

In the adaptation of George Bernard Shaw’s 1898 play, Kudisch (“9 to 5”) will play the upstanding reverend whose wife (Fry) is caught in a love triangle with a young poet, to be portrayed by Steggert (“Ragtime”). “Minister’s Wife” is the latest tuner from Joshua Schmidt, who attracted Gotham attention with a 2008 Off Broadway stint for his musical version of “The Adding Machine.” He also penned the score for last year’s LCT staging of play “When the Rain Stops Falling.”

Jan Levy Tranen pens the lyrics for “Minister’s Wife,” conceived and helmed by Writers’ Theater a.d. Michael Halberstam. Austin Pendleton (“Three Sisters”) directs the production, which kicks off previews April 7 ahead of a May 8 opening at LCT’s Mitzi E. Newhouse Theater.