Silence! The Musical Welcomes Cry-Baby's Laura Jordan April 6
By Andrew Gans
Silence! The Musical, which recently resumed performances Off-Broadway at the Elektra Theatre, welcomes Laura Jordan to the role of Clarice Starling beginning April 6.
Jordan, who has appeared on Broadway in Cry-Baby and In My Life, joins a cast that includes Sean McDermott as Hannibal Lecter, David Ayers, Ashlee Dupré, Stephen Hanna, Howard Kaye, Jeffrey Kuhn, Topher Nuccio, Ronica V. Reddick, Kimberly Stern, Natalie Joy Johnson and Chuck Ragsdale.
Silence! features a book by Hunter Bell, music and lyrics by Jon and Al Kaplan and direction and choreography by Christopher Gattelli.
"In the Academy Award-winning film 'The Silence of the Lambs,'" production notes state, "rookie FBI agent Clarice Starling matches wits with the brilliant but insane cannibal, Dr. Hannibal Lecter, to catch the serial killer known only as Buffalo Bill. Clarice faces her own demons while racing the clock to unlock Lecter's clues before another innocent girl is killed and skinned by Buffalo Bill. The laugh-out-loud wicked satire, Silence! The Musical, features a singing chorus of floppy eared lambs narrating the action as Buffalo Bill gleefully dances a hoedown while kidnapping hapless Catherine Martin. Even Dr. Lecter, scary as ever, sings about the life he'd like to lead someday outside the prison walls."
Music supervisor is Mark Hartman, with orchestrations by Brian J. Nash.
Silence! is produced Off-Broadway by Theater Mogul.
The musical offers performances Saturdays at 2 and 7 PM and Sundays at 5 PM.
Elektra Theatre is located at 673 Eighth Avenue at 42nd Street. Tickets are available by calling (212) 352-3101 or through SilenceTheMusical.com.
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