On June 8 the general public will be able to purchase tickets for the first Broadway engagement of Little Shop, starring Hunter Foster and Alice Ripley. A spokesperson for the production also confirmed that an AmericanExpress ad for the musical will run in the Sunday, May 11 New York Times, offering Gold Card members a chance to purchase tickets before the general on-sale date.
Little Shop of Horrors will bow on Broadway July 22 at the Virginia Theatre with an official opening scheduled for Aug. 14. The classic Alan Menken-Howard Ashman musical will play a limited developmental engagement at the Actors' Playhouse at the Miracle Theatre in Coral Gables, FL, May 7 to June 15; tickets for that engagement are currently available by logging on to www.ticketmaster.com. This short run will allow the production a chance to perfect the complex scenic elements of the musical prior to the full-scale New York production this summer.
As previously announced on PBOL, the cast of the new staging of the musical includes Foster (as Seymour), Ripley (as Audrey), Billy Porter (as the voice of Audrey II), Reg Rogers (as dentist-sadist Orin), Lee Wilkof (as Mr. Mushnik), Dioni Michelle Collins (as Crystal), Moe Daniels (as Ronnette) and Moeisha McGill (as Chiffon). Emmy Award-winning actor Robert Stack (“The Untouchables”) has recorded a voiceover that will open the musical.
Connie Grappo directs the production with choreography by Kathleen Marshall. The remainder of the creative team comprises Henry Aronson (musical director), Scott Pask (scenic designer), Laura Bauer (costume designer), Donald Holder (lighting designer) and T. Richard Fitzgerald (sound designer).