The musical has a book by Eric Rosen, music by Matt Sax and lyrics by Sax and Rosen with additional music by Curtis Moore. (Rosen and Clay previously collaborated on the one-man hip-hop work Clay, which was seen Off-Broadway at LCT3 in 2008.) Venice recently extended its New York run through June 30.
Rosen also directs the Public LAB production that has choreography by Chase Brock ( Spider-Man).
Odom, Jr. ( Leap of Faith) and Sleiman ( Food and Fadwa) co-star as brothers Markos Monroe and Venice Monroe, respectively, in a cast that also features Tony Award nominee Jennifer Damiano ( Next to Normal) as Willow Turner, Claybourne Elder ( Road Show) as Michael Victor, Matt Sax as the Clown, Uzo Aduba ( Godspell) as Anna Monroe, Jonathan-David ( Les Misérables) as Theodore Westbrook, Victoria Platt ( Jelly's Last Jam) as Emilia Monroe and Angela Polk ( Crowns) with Hailey Daisy, and Emilee Dupre, Semhar Ghebremichael, Devin Roberts and Manuel Stark in the ensemble.
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