Atlantic Theater Company's world premiere of This Ain’t No Disco, a new ’70s-set musical from Stephen Trask (Hedwig and the Angry Inch) and Peter Yanowitz (The Wallflowers), has found its cast. The production will begin performances June 29 at Atlantic's Linda Gross Theater, with direction by Darko Tresnjak and choreography by Camille A. Brown.
This Ain’t No Disco features music and lyrics by Trask and Yanowitz and a book by Trask, Yanowitz, and Rick Elice (Jersey Boys, Peter and the Starcatcher). The musical tells the story of a group of drifters and dreamers searching for their place in the night world of Studio 54 and Mudd Club. In a city where one’s fate can turn on a dime bag, every decision is fateful.
The cast will be made up of Krystina Alabado (The Mad Ones), Will Connolly (After The Blast), Eddie Cooper (The New World), Tony d’Alelio (Off-Broadway debut), Lulu Fall (Natasha, Pierre, and the Great Comet of 1812), Hannah Florence (Paramour: A Cirque du Soleil Musical), Antwayn Hopper (Hair), Chilina Kennedy (Beautiful), Peter LaPrade (The Lightning Thief: The Percy Jackson Musical), John-Michael Lyles (Sweeney Todd), Krystal Mackie (Off-Broadway debut), Trevor McQueen (Annie Get Your Gun), Nicole Medoro (The Illusionists Live), Ian Paget (A Chorus Line), Theo Stockman (American Psycho), Samantha Marie Ware (Hamilton), and Antonio Watson (Blue Bloods).
This Ain’t No Disco will officially open Off-Broadway July 24 and is scheduled to play through August 12.
The production will feature scenic design by Jason Sherwood, costume design by Sarah Laux, lighting design by Ben Stanton, sound design by Emily Lazar, projection design by Aaron Rhyne, musical direction by Darius Smith, and casting by Telsey + Company: Craig Burns, CSA.
Workshop productions of This Ain’t No Disco were presented by New York Stage and Film & Vassar at the Powerhouse Theater in 2015 and 2017. The show is produced in cooperation with Miramax. For tickets to the world premiere visit Atlantictheater.org.