PHOTO CALL: A New "Girl" in Town; Meet the Latest Leading Lady of Broadway's Tony-Winning Once
16 Jun 2014
Actress Jessie Fisher, who has stood-by for the role of "Girl" in the Tony Award-winning Broadway production of Once, will assume the leading role in the musical June 17 at the Bernard B. Jacobs Theatre.
Fisher succeeds U.K. actress Joanna Christie in the role. Christie began performances in the musical last summer and departed the production June 15.
Once is directed by John Tiffany (Black Watch), with movement by Steven Hoggett (Black Watch, American Idiot) and music supervision and orchestrations by Martin Lowe (Mamma Mia!). It won eight Tony Awards including Best Musical. Once premiered on Broadway in March 2012 at the Bernard B. Jacobs Theatre.
The production has set and costume design by Tony Award winner Bob Crowley (The Coast of Utopia, Mary Poppins). Lighting design is by Tony winner Natasha Katz (Aida, The Coast of Utopia), and sound design is by Clive Goodwin.
Holed up in a seedy motel on the edge of the Mojave Desert, two former lovers unpack the deep secrets and dark desires of their tangled relationship, passionately tearing each other apart. Led by director Daniel Aukin (Back Back Back at MTC, 4,000 Miles), Tony winner Nina Arianda (Venus in Fur at MTC, Born Yesterday) and Sam Rockwell (A Behanding in Spokane, The Way Way Back) bring an explosive intensity to Sam Shepard’s (Buried Child, True West) landmark myth of the new Wild West.