Michael Urie, Hannah Cruz, More Set to Star in THE DA VINCI CODE at Ogunquit Playhouse


Michael Urie and Hannah Cruz

Jordanna Brody
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August 1, 2023 2:31 PM

Ogunquit Playhouse, the crown jewel of the Maine Southern Seacoast and a renowned destination for regional theatre, has announced initial casting for the American premiere of The Da Vinci Code, based on the bestselling mystery novel. The Da Vinci Code begins performances on August 24th, with an official opening on August 26th, and run through September 23rd on the Ogunquit Playhouse mainstage.

The Da Vinci Code will star Obie, Drama Desk, and Lortel Award winner Michael Urie as Professor Robert Langdon, Hannah Cruz as Sophie Neveu, and Emmy Award winner Charles Shaughnessy as Sir Leigh Teabing. The ensemble includes Katya Collazo, Thursday Farrar, Howard Kaye, Tarik Lowe, Glenn Morizio, David Patterson, Melissa Parness, and Jennifer Regan. Additional casting will be announced shortly.

The curator of The Louvre has been brutally murdered, and alongside his body are a series of baffling codes. Follow the pulse-pounding journey of professor Robert Langdon and cryptologist Sophie Neveu, as they attempt to solve these riddles before a shocking historical secret is lost forever. Based on Dan Brown’s worldwide bestselling novel, with over 100 million copies sold, unlock the secrets of The Da Vinci Code in the American theatrical premiere of this international phenomenon.

“I find it wonderfully fitting that the U.S. premiere of The Da Vinci Code’s stage play will be here on the Seacoast at the Ogunquit Playhouse,” said Dan Brown. “Both the novel’s publishing premiere and the Tom Hanks movie premiere were here on the Seacoast and I’m thrilled that we’ve been able to preserve that tradition for this exciting new production with this exceptionally talented cast.”

“Furthering our commitment to the development of new works, we are honored to have helped shape and create this multi-dimensional theatrical stage experience of Dan Brown's compelling thriller, immersing audiences within the mind-bending world of The Da Vinci Code,” said Executive Artistic Director Bradford Kenney.

The Da Vinci Code is adapted by Rachel Wagstaff and Duncan Abel and directed by Leigh Toney, based on original direction by Luke Sheppard; with movement direction by Tom Jackson Greaves, scenic and costume design by David Woodhead, lighting design by Richard Latta based on original lighting design by Lizzie Powell, music composition by Ben & Max Ringham, projection design by Tony Award winner Andrzej Goulding, sound design by Kevin Heard, wig design by Roxanne De Luna, and casting by Arc Casting, Mark Brandon, CSA. Daniel Everett is the production stage manager.

The creative team also includes Brad Peterson as Projection Supervisor, Nate Bertone as Associate Scenic Designer, Phoebe Brooks as Associate Director, and Esosa Oviasu as Associate Movement Director. This production is by arrangement with Simon Friend Entertainment.

Ogunquit Playhouse’s 2023 season runs May 11 through October 29, with five mainstage shows, two Ogunquit Playhouse at The Music Hall offerings, and more. Single tickets for The Da Vinci Code are available now.

For more information, visit ogunquitplayhouse.org.

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Jordanna Brody

Originally from South Florida, Jordanna Brody graduated from Emerson College with a BFA in Theatre Education and Performance in 2019. Her experience teaching, performing, directing, and working behind the scenes informs her perspective on theatre in every way. She is passionate about uplifting marginalized voices and innovative theatrical experiences.

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