Billie Joe Armstrong Meets The Bard; First Pics From These Paper Bullets! at the Atlantic

News   Billie Joe Armstrong Meets The Bard; First Pics From These Paper Bullets! at the Atlantic
 
The New York premiere of These Paper Bullets! at the Atlantic Theater Company reunites much of the same cast from the recent West Coast staging, including Broadway performers James Barry (Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson), Justin Kirk (Other Desert Cities), Nicole Parker (Wicked), Greg Stuhr (Fish in the Dark), Lucas Papaelias (Once) and Keira Naughton (The Rivals). Take a look!

Performances began Nov. 20 with an official opening night scheduled for Dec. 15 at Atlantic's Linda Gross Theater. The limited engagement will run through Jan. 10, 2015.

Also joining the New York cast from the West Coast production are Christopher Geary, Brad Heberlee, Tony Manna, Adam O'Byrne and Ariana Venturi. New additions include Stephen DeRosa (On the Town), Andrew Musselman, Liz Wisan and Bryan Fenkart (Memphis).

These Paper Bullets! is written by Pulitzer Prize finalist and Emmy Award-nominated writer Rolin Jones ("Friday Night Lights," "Boardwalk Empire") with songs by Grammy Award winner Green Day frontman Billie Joe Armstrong. Jackson Gay directs the new musical, which was commissioned by Yale Repertory Theatre, where it premiered in 2014.

"Meet the Quartos: Ben, Claude, Balth, and Pedro," state press notes. "Can these fab four from Liverpool find true love in London and cut an album in seven nights? A modish rip-off of Much Ado About Nothing with a serious backbeat."

The West Coast premiere of the show officially opened Sept. 16, 2015, at the Geffen Playhouse, which was co-producing with the Atlantic Theater.

These Paper Bullets! will feature choreography by Kevin Williamson, orchestrations by Tom Kitt, music direction by Julie McBride, scenic design by Michael Yeargan, costume design by Jessica Ford, lighting design by Paul Whitaker, sound design and incidental music by Broken Chord, projection design by Nicholas Hussong, dialect coaching by Stephen Gabis, fight direction by Mike Rossmy and casting by Telsey + Company.

The Linda Gross Theater is located at 336 West 20th St. Tickets start at $75; for more information and to purchase tickets, visit Atlantictheater.org or call OvationTix at (866) 811-4111.

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