Little Women, adapted by Kate Hamill and starring Dear Evan Hansen's Kristolyn Lloyd, begins performances May 15. The play, presented at Off-Broadway's Cherry Lane Theatre by Primary Stages, is based on Louisa May Alcott's celebrated novel with direction by Sarna Lapine (Sunday in the Park with George).
Little Women is scheduled to run through June 29, with a June 4 opening.
Lloyd stars as Jo March—ambitious, headstrong, and yearning for a future she can’t yet articulate. As the nation is torn apart by civil war, Jo and her sisters struggle with what it means to grow up, and how to reconcile their identities with society’s demands.
The cast of Little Women also includes Paola Sanchez Abreu (The Wolves) as Beth, Michael Crane (Gloria, The Body of an American) as Brooks/Parrot/Dashwood, playwright Hamill as Meg, Ellen Harvey (Present Laughter) as Hannah/Mrs. Mingott, John Lenartz (Inherit the Wind) as Mr. Laurence/Robert March, Nate Mann (Off-Broadway debut) as Laurie, Maria Elena Ramirez (Fish in the Dark, Mary Page Marlowe) as Marmie/Aunt March, and Carmen Zilles (Small Mouth Sounds) as Amy.
Little Women features scenic design by Mikiko Suzuki MacAdams (Monsoon Wedding), costume design by Valérie Thérèse Bart (Noises Off), lighting design by Paul Whitaker (These Paper Bullets), and sound design by Leon Rothenberg (The Boys in the Band, The Nance). Deborah Abramson serves as the composer.
Little Women is produced in association with Jamie deRoy.