PHOTO CALL: A First Look at Piece of My Heart Stars Zak Resnick, Leslie Kritzer, Teal Wicks and De'Adre Aziza

Drama Desk nominee Leslie Kritzer, Teal Wicks and Tony Award nominee de'Adre Aziza are among the cast of Piece of My Heart, a new musical based on the life and songs of legendary songwriter Bert Berns that will open Off-Broadway July 21.

The cast includes Resnick ( Mamma Mia!) as Bert Berns, Kritzer ( Elf) as Jessie, Theatre World Award winner Linda Hart ( Catch Me If You Can) as Mom, Joseph Siravo ( The Light in the Piazza) as Wazzel, Aziza ( Passing Strange) as Candace, Derrick Baskin ( Memphis) as Hoagy and Wicks ( Jekyll & Hyde) as Ilene.

The ensemble includes Carleigh Bettiol, Teresa Gattison, Shonica Gooden, Sydney James Harcourt, Harris Milgrim, Michael Millan, Gabrielle Ruiz, Amos Wolff and Mark Zeisler. Piece of My Heart, according to press notes, "tells his remarkable story, once dubbed by Rolling Stone 'one of the great untold stories of rock and roll,' through his hit songs, which include 'Twist and Shout,' 'Tell Him,' 'I Want Candy,' 'Hang On Sloopy,' 'Cry, Baby' and many more."

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