Initial Casting Announced For A SIGN OF THE TIMES At New World Stages

Alex Mecklosky
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December 19, 2023 10:00 AM

Give this cast some lovin! Today additional casting for the New York premiere of A Sign of the Times, a new musical was announced. 

A Sign of the Times will be featuring the songs of Petula Clark, Lesley Gore, Dusty Springfield, and other classic pop hits of the 1960s. Performances start February 7th, 2024, in advance of an opening night on Thursday, February 22nd, 2024 at New World Stages. 

A Sign of the Times will star Chilina Kennedy as Cindy, two-time Drama Desk nominee Ryan Silverman as Brian, Justin Matthew Sargent as Matt and Tony Award nominee Crystal Lucas-Perry as Tanya.

The cast also includes Cassie Austin, Erica Simone Barnett, Shawn Bowers, Alyssa Carol, Jeremiah Ginn, Kuppi, Alec Jessop, Lena Matthews, Maggie McDowell,  J Savage, Michael Starr, and Edward Staudenmayer.   

Additional casting will be announced in coming weeks. 

With a book by Lindsey Hope Pearlman, based on an original story by Richard J. Robin, the production features music supervision, music arrangements and orchestrations by Joseph Church, choreography by JoAnn M. Hunter, and is directed by Gabriel Barre. 

The year is 1965. With the country in transition – as the war in Vietnam rages on and struggles for civil rights and women’s liberation command headlines – one aspirational young woman finds herself in New York City, and ready to dive into this brave new world. In A Sign of the Times, journey back to America’s most unforgettable decade as a young photographer tries to make her way amid the changing times that defined an era. A totally original story with such classic songs as “Downtown,” “Gimme Some Lovin’,” “Rescue Me,” and “I Know A Place,” plus dozens more, A Sign of the Times explodes with the music you love, and the madness that shaped that generation – and our own.  

The creative team features set design by Evan Adamson, costume design by Johanna Pan, lighting design by Tony Award winner Ken Billington, sound design by Shannon Slaton, projection design by Brad Peterson, hair, wig, and makeup design by J. Jared Janas, and music direction by Britt Bonney. Casting is by JZ Casting. 

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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!