American Repertory Theater Announces The Cast Of World-Premiere Musical GATSBY

Alex Mecklosky
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April 10, 2024 10:00 AM

Another Boston! Today the cast for the ART's world-premiere musical Gatsby, an adaptation of F. Scott Fitzgerald’s legendary novel was announced. Gatsby begins performances at the Loeb Drama Center in Harvard Square, Cambridge on Thursday, May 23rd, 2024, opens officially on Wednesday, June 5th, 2024, and runs through Sunday, July 21st, 2024.

The cast includes Isaac Powell (Gatsby), Charlotte MacInnes (Daisy), Ben Levi Ross (Nick), Cory Jeacoma (Tom), Eleri Ward (Jordan), Solea Pfeiffer (Myrtle), Matthew Amira (Wilson), and Adam Grupper (Wolfsheim).

The ensemble includes Nick Bailey, Kailey Boyle, Runako Campbell, Jada Clark, Joshua Grosso, Alex Haquia, Gabriel Hyman, Matt Kizer, Lorenzo Pagano, Chris Ralph, Christopher M. Ramirez, Shea Renne, Aliza Russell, Shota Sekiguchi, and Maya Sistruck.

Cameron Burke, Jacob Burns, Mia DeWeese, Paige Krumbach, and Justin Gregory Lopez are swings. Sam Simahk is the standby for Gatsby.

F. Scott Fitzgerald’s legendary novel The Great Gatsby comes to new life in this world-premiere musical with a score by international rock star Florence Welch and Oscar and Grammy Award nominee Thomas Bartlett, and a book by Pulitzer Prize winner Martyna Majok.

As previously announced, Gatsby is staged by Tony Award-winning director Rachel Chavkin with choreography by Tony Award winner Sonya Tayeh. The Gatsby creative team includes MacArthur Fellow and Tony Award-winning scenic designer Mimi Lien, who returns to A.R.T. having previously designed Moby-Dick and Natasha, Pierre & The Great Comet of 1812. Academy Award-winning costume designer Sandy Powell makes her A.R.T. debut. Lucille Lortel Award-winning lighting designer Alan Edwards returns to the A.R.T. Olivier Award-winning sound designer Tony Gayle makes his A.R.T. debut. Gatsby music supervision is by Kimberly Grigsby, and Wiley DeWeese is the music director.

“A.R.T. is one of my favorite places to work, and I’m thrilled to be returning with such an extraordinary creative team to wrestle with another iconic novel, through the visceral visions of Florence, Thomas, and Martyna, Gatsby will meet Fitzgerald’s romantic and painful story head on, and I think illuminate so much about this incredible American tragedy. I can’t wait to share it with folks!”  says director Rachel Chavkin

Jhanaë Bonnick is the production stage manager and is joined by assistant stage managers Aaron Elgart, Heather Englander, and Alex Luong. Camden Gonzales is the Associate Choreographer and Keenan Oliphant is the Associate Director. Casting is by Tara Rubin Casting/Tara Rubin, CSA, ARC / Duncan Stewart, CSA and Patrick Maravilla.

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Alex Mecklosky

As a native New Yorker, Alex has always loved everything involving theatre. With a degree in Theatre and New Media from Marymount Manhattan College, Alex realized that, since he was not talented enough to be on Broadway, the next best thing would be to write about it!