The American Repertory Theater has assembled a group of stage favorites—all alums of the Massachusetts company—to lead ExtraOrdinary, a theatrical retrospective celebrating a decade of musicals at the A.R.T. Performances will begin November 16 at the Loeb Drama Center in Cambrdige.
The show, helmed by Diane Paulus (who enters her tenth season as A.R.T.'s artistic director), will weave songs and stories from the musical productions the company has presented, including The Gershwins' Porgy and Bess, Pippin, Waitress, and Natasha, Pierre & The Great Comet of 1812.
Set to take the stage are Mj Rodriguez (Pose, A.R.T.'s Burn All Night), Terrence Mann (Pippin), Kathryn Gallagher (Jagged Little Pill), Melody Betts (Jesus Christ Superstar Live in Concert, A.R.T.'s Witness Uganda), Brandon Michael Nase (The Black Clown), Bryonha Marie Parham (The Gershwins' Porgy and Bess), and Matthew James Thomas (Pippin).
Each performance will also feature a different mystery guest from a past A.R.T. production.
ExtraOrdinary will feature music direction by Lance Horne, choreography by Abbey O'Brien, sets by Jason Sherwood, costumes by Emilio Sosa, lighting and projection design by Jeanette Oi-Suk Yew, and sound design by Jonathan Deans.
Performances are scheduled through November 30.