New Public Theatre artistic director Oskar Eustis introduced the cast which features David Costabile, Rosario Dawson, Oscar Isaac, Megan Lawrence, Norm Lewis and Paolo Montalban. Dawson, who will play Mimi in the upcoming film of Rent, portrays Julia. Lawrence, a veteran of Urinetown, play Lucetta. The show's Valentine is Norm Lewis' (Dessa Rose at Lincoln Center). Constabile is played by Launce (Caroline, or Change).
The musical will plays through Sept. 11 at the Delacorte Theatre in New York City's Central Park. Kathleen Marshall directs and choreographs her first major assignment since winning a Tony Award for her choreography of Wonderful Town.
All photos by Robert Simonson.