Brody Grant, Ryan Vasquez, Sky Lakota-Lynch, More Will Star in World Premiere of THE OUTSIDERS
Casting for the world premiere of The Outsiders, the new musical adapted from S.E. Hinton’s novel and Francis Ford Coppola’s film, has been announced. Performances begin February 19 at La Jolla Playhouse ahead of a March 4 opening night.
Starring will be Brody Grant, most recently seen in the New York City Center production of Parade, as Ponyboy, along with Sky Lakota-Lynch as Johnny, Daniel Marconi as Randy, Kevin William Paul as Bob, Brent Comer as Paul, Ryan Vasquez as Darrel, Da’Von T. Moody as Dallas, Jason Schmidt as Sodapop, Trevor McGhie as Two-Bit, Piper Patterson as Cherry, and Kiki Lemieux as Marcia.
The story, set in Tulsa, Oklahoma, in 1967, follows Ponyboy Curtis, Johnny Cade, and their chosen family of ‘outsiders’ as they a fight for survival and find purpose in a world that may never accept them.
Rounding out the ensemble members Annelise Baker, Jordan Chin, Milena Comeau, Barton Cowperthwaite, Tilly Evans-Krueger, Spencer McCabe Hunsicker, Sean H. Jones, L’ogan J’ones, Renni Magee, Tristan McIntyre, Junior Nyong’o, Melody Rose and Daryl Tofa.
The Outsiders features a book by Pulitzer Prize finalist Adam Rapp, along with music and lyrics by Jamestown Revival’s Jonathan Clay and Zach Chance and Tony winner Justin Levine. Directed by Danya Taymor, the production features music supervision, arrangements and orchestrations by Justin Levine, and choreography by Rick Kuperman and Jeff Kuperman.
Serving on the creative team includes are scenic designers AMP featuring Tatiana Kahvegian, costume designer Sarafina Bush, lighting designer Isabella Byrd, sound designer Justin Ellington, projection designer by Tal Yarden, special effects designer Jeremy Chernick, wig designer Nicholas Parrish, and make-up designer Tishonna Ferguson. The production team also includes music director Matt Hinkley, music producer Matt Stine, sensitivity specialist Ann James, company voice and dialect coach Gigi Buffington, vocal supervisor Liz Caplan. Casting is by Xavier Rubiano of Tara Rubin Casting and Jacole Kitchen, Jimmie Lee Smith is the stage manager, and Jenn Elyse Jacobs and Emily Searles as the assistant stage managers.
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