The world premiere of The Beast in the Jungle is set to begin performances at the Vineyard Theatre Off-Broadway May 4. The original new musical is a collaboration between Tony-winning composer John Kander, Tony-nominated playwright David Thompson, and Tony-winning director and choreographer Susan Stroman. The three previously collaborated with the late Fred Ebb on The Scottsboro Boys.
Flip through photos of the press day below:
See the Cast and Creative Team of John Kander and David Thompson’s The Beast in the Jungle Meet the Press
Adapted from Henry James’ 1903 novella, The Beast in the Jungle tells the story of John Marcher, a man haunted by personal demons, and whose great yet unfulfilled love affair with an unforgettable woman spans decades and continents.
The production stars Tony Yazbeck (On the Town), Irina Dvorovenko (The Americans’), Teagle F. Bougere (The Crucible), and Peter Friedman (Ragtime) as well as Maira Barriga (Miami City Ballet’s Corps De Ballet), Elizabeth Dugas (The Metropolitan Opera’s The Merry Widow), Leah Hofmann (Something Rotten!), Naomi Kakuk (The Producers), Brittany Marcin Maschmeyer (Bullets Over Broadway), and Erin Moore (Shuffle Along).
Yazbeck has been a special guest performer on Playbill’s Broadway on the High Seas cruises. Tickets are now on sale for the Broadway on the Rhône River 2 cruise April 7–14, 2019, and the Broadway on the High Seas 10: Odyssey Through the Greek Isles cruise June 24–July 1, 2019. Lineups of top Broadway stars will be announced at a later date. Call Judy Perl Worldwide for tickets at (844) 561-3625. Visit PlaybillTravel.com for booking and information.
(Photographed at New 42nd Street Studios)