"O.C." Star Cast in The O.C. Musical, Debuting in August in North Hollywood

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Jordan Ross and Lindsey Rosin, the creators of Cruel Intentions: The Musical, are at work on a musical version of the hit TV series "The O.C." that will bow Aug. 30 at Sterling's Upstairs at the Federal Bar.

Christine Lakin
Christine Lakin

Rosin is producing the project, while Ross is adapting and directing. The O.C. Musical is being produced under their company, Sucker Love Productions.

A musical adaptation of Josh Schwartz's teen phenomenon set to some of the series' most memorable hits, the musical will make its premiere at 7 PM at the North Hollywood venue.

Autumn Reeser, who played Taylor Townsend in the third and fourth seasons of "The O.C.," has been cast in the role of Julie Cooper, according to Ross. Drew Seeley (Bob Guadio in the national tour of Jersey Boys) will be Luke Ward, Christine Lakin (TV's "Step By Step" and "Veronica Mars") will be Kirsten Cohen, and Jarett Wieselman (Senior Editor, Entertainment at Buzzfeed News) will be stepping into the non-singing role of the show's creator, Josh Schwartz.

Created by Schwartz, "The O.C." ran 2003-07 and concerned a troubled youth who became "embroiled in the lives of a close-knit group of people in the wealthy, upper-class neighborhood of Newport Beach, Orange County, California." The cast included Peter Gallagher, Kelly Rowan, Ben McKenzie, Adam Brody, Rachel Bilson, Melinda Clarke, Mischa Barton and Tate Donovan.

Cruel Intentions: The Musical can be seen Thursdays and Fridays through the end of July at the Rockwell Table & Stage.

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