According to producers Rob Baunoch III, Michael Mayhugh and Tara Sickmeier of HIPZEE, "The sick and twisted characters of The Overlook Hotel have been resurrected. However, this time with some in your face, laugh out loud singing credentials."
The Stephen King horror novel — adapted into a 1980 film, produced and directed by Stanley Kubrick — showcased Ripley (Next to Normal) as Wendy and Sills (The Scarlet Pimpernel) as Jack in a private industry reading.
The musical is aiming to premiere on Halloween 2015.
Redrum features a book and lyrics by director Joe Lovero ("Book of Leo") and music by Jon Hugo Ungar.
Other cast members in the reading included Remy Zaken (Spring Awakening) as the "boy who shines," Danny; Mark Price (Mary Poppins) as Tony, the little boy that lives inside Danny's mouth; Andre Ward (Rock of Ages) as "top chef" Dick Hallorann; Cait Fairbanks (Heathers: The Musical) and Brittney Lee Hamilton (The Countess of Storyville) as the "come play with us" Grady sisters; British actor Max Roll as the murder enticing caretaker Delbert Grady and Stuart Ullman; Tom Deckman (Spamalot) as Bill Watson, Lloyd the Bartender, the infamous Bear and the Female Doctor; and Todd Alan Johnson (Aida) as the "creepy voice" of The Overlook Hotel.
The producing team from HIPZEE, a Brooklyn-based entertainment company, said in a statement, "Joe and Jon have created a dark and funny throwback to classic musical theatre. Obviously, we will save a seat sideline for Jack Nicholson."
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