Husband and wife electro-folk duo The Bengsons will soon return Off-Broadway with another world premiere, semi-autobiographical musical production: The Lucky Ones. The show will reunite Abigail and Shaun Bengson with playwright Sarah Gancher, director Anne Kauffman, and choreographer Sonya Tayeh, the creative team behind last year’s acclaimed Hundred Days musical.
The complete 18-member ensemble cast of The Lucky Ones will be made up of Abigail and Shaun Bengson, Damon Daunno (Hadestown), Mia DeWeese, Tilly Evans-Krueger (Company XIV's Nutcracker Rouge), Lenin Fernandez, Ashley Pérez Flanagan (Natasha, Pierre & The Great Comet of 1812), Lindsey Hailes, Dani Markham, Zach McNally (Fiddler on The Roof), Jennifer Morris (The Civilians), Tom Nelis (Indecent, The Visit, Aida), Tony winner Maryann Plunkett (Me and My Girl, Apple Family Plays), Pearl Rhein (Natasha, Pierre & The Great Comet of 1812), Ida Saki, Myra Lucretia Taylor (Nine, Mule Bone) Adina Verson (Indecent), and Amelia Workman (Tender Napalm, The Shipment).
Like Hundred Days, which drew on the singer-songwriters’ real lives and marriage, The Lucky Ones, will weave a memory tale of youthful passion, ideals lived to the limits, family shattered and faith lost.
The Lucky Ones features music and lyrics by The Bengsons and a book co-written with Gancher. The production will be presented by Ars Nova, piece by piece productions, and Z Space in The Connelly Theater beginning March 19 ahead of a March 31 opening. The limited engagement is scheduled through April 21.
The creative team for The Lucky Ones includes Rachel Hauck (scenic design), Ásta Bennie Hostetter (costume design), Amith Chandrashaker (lighting design), Nick Kourtides (sound design), Noah Mease (prop design), Kimberly Grigsby (music supervision), Wiley DeWeese (music direction), Amanda Spooner (production stage manager) and Henry Russell Bergstein (casting).