Ring of Fire: The Music of Johnny Cash

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Johnny Cash was one of the most revered storytellers in American music. Now, his remarkable life story is told through his iconic songbook—from “I Walk the Line” and “Folsom Prison Blues” to “Country Boy” and “A Boy Named Sue.” With a cast of performers playing their own instruments, Ring of Fire takes audiences on a rousing adventure of love, faith, and struggle—told with the strength, humor, and authenticity that made Cash a music legend.

Ring of Fire: The Music of Johnny Cash, created by Richard Maltby, Jr., conceived by William Meade, and adapted from the Broadway production by Richard Maltby Jr. and Jason Edwards, will play beginning June 1, 2022 in FST's Gompertz Theatre. 

Run Time: 2 hours with a 15-minute intermission

Ring of Fire: The Music of Johnny Cash is presented through special arrangement with and all authorized performance materials are supplied by Theatrical Rights Worldwide, 1180 Avenue of the Americas, Suite 640, New York, NY 10036. www.theatricalrights.com



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Director | Ben Hope
Artistic Oversight | Catherine Randazzo
Music Director | Eric Scott Anthony
Scenic Design | Ben Hope
Scenic Adaptation | Bruce Price
Costume Design | Katie Barton
Lighting Design | Andrew Gray
Sound Design | Thom Korp
Stage Manager | Roy Johns


Johnny Cash/Scott | Scott Moreau
Man 1/Eric | Eric Scott Anthony
Man 2/Morgan | Morgan Morse
Woman 1/Elizabeth | Elizabeth Nestlerode
Woman 2/Katie | Katie Barton

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Houston Press
“A real standout”
“A rip rollin’ good time”

“Musically brilliant”
“Dramatically compelling”
“Bring the legend of ‘The Man in Black’ to life”
“Unforgettable melodies and moments of darkness and triumph”
“Dazzlingly accomplished”
“Perfectly capture the unique Cash sound”

Talkin’ Broadway
“Glorious harmonies”
“A highly entertaining tribute to ‘The Man in Black’ and the fascinating life and the hardships he faced.”

Maryland Theatre Guide
“Fun to watch”
“A good time for any fan of Johnny Cash, or any fan of great music.”

Stage and Cinema
“A sensation”
“Highly popular”
“Roof-lifting, crowd-pleasing, and foot-stomping”
“Sensational! Spectacular! Scintillating!”

Showbiz Chicago
“It’s a show that should not and cannot be missed.”

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Getting Here:

FST's Gompertz Theatre is located on the corner of First Street and Cocoanut Avenue inside FST's Hegner Theatre Wing. For GPS purposes, use the address of 1265 First Street, Sarasota, FL 34236. For a map of FST buildings and venues, please see below. For more information, please call the FST Box Office at 941.366.9000.

Handicap Drop Off:

For FST's Gompertz Theatre: Handicap drop off is at the corner of First Street and Cocoanut Avenue.

For those who require additional assistance or handicap parking/drop off, please see the map below. For any questions regarding handicap parking please call the FST Box Office at 941.366.9000.

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