|Photo by Joan Marcus|
Directed by Jerry Zaks and choreographed by Kathleen Marshall, Little Shop of Horrors officially opened at the Virginia Oct. 2, 2003, with a cast that included Hunter Foster as Seymour and Kerry Butler as Audrey; Foster was Tony-nominated for his performance.
In addition to Fatone, the current Broadway company includes Jessica-Snow Wilson as Audrey, Rob Bartlett as Mushnik, Robert Evan as Orin Scrivello, Michael-Leon Wooley as the voice of Audrey II, Carla J. Hargrove as Ronnette, Trisha Jeffrey as Crystal and DeQuina Moore as Chiffon. The giant man eating plant designed by the Jim Henson Workshop and Martin P. Robinson is puppeteered by Robinson, Anthony Asbury, Bill Remington and Matt Vogel.
The creative team for the musical comprises William Ivey Long (costume designer), Scott Pask (set designer), Donald Holder (lighting designer) and T. Richard Fitzgerald (sound designer).
A new Little Shop national tour — starring Anthony Rapp and Tari Kelly — recently premiered at the Music Hall at Fair Park in Dallas, TX. The tour is also helmed by Zaks and Marshall.
The Virginia Theatre is located at 245 West 52nd Street.
The new musical, Little Women, will find a home at the Virginia starting with previews around Dec. 10.