ExtraOrdinary, American Repertory Theater’s retrospective of original musicals and re-envisioned revivals that began life on its stage over the last decade, will welcome more alums as special guest stars. Lea DeLaria (Prometheus Bound), Dear Evan Hansen Tony winner Rachel Bay Jones (Pippin), Tony nominee Norm Lewis (Porgy and Bess), and Alicia Hall Moran (Porgy and Bess) will appear at select performances of the show, running through November 30.
Each of the actors originated roles in A.R.T. musical productions. (Pippin Tony winner Patina Miller was a recent guest star.) Moran will appear November 19 and 21, with Lewis set for November 20, Jones on November 23, and DeLaria for two performances on November 24.
ExtraOrdinary also highlights Sara Bareilles' Tony-nominated Waitress, Dave Malloy's immersive pop epic Natasha, Pierre and The Great Comet of 1812, and Alanis Morrisette's Jagged Little Pill, which premiered at the theatre under the stewardship of Artistic Director Diane Paulus. A Tony Award winner for the 2013 Broadway revival of Pippin, Paulus joined A.R.T. in 2008.
ExtraOrdinary is written by Tony Award winner Dick Scanlan, based on interviews with original cast members. The production has choreography by Abbey O’Brien and special orchestrations and arrangements music director Lance Horne.