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Broadway News Alicia Keys Musical Hell's Kitchen Finds Full Broadway Cast

See who's joining Shoshana Bean, Brandon Victor Dixon, Kecia Lewis, and more at the Shubert Theatre.

Maleah Joi Moon and company of Hell's Kitchen Joan Marcus

Broadway's upcoming Alicia Keys musical Hell's Kitchen has found its full cast. Performances are set to begin March 28 ahead of an April 20 opening night at the Shubert Theatre.

Newly joining the company are Chad Carstarphen as Ray, Vanessa Ferguson as Tiny, Jakeim Hart as Q, Jackie Leon as Jessica, Nyseli Vega as Millie, Lamont Walker II as Riq, and Rema Webb as Crystal, alongside ensemble members Reid Clarke, Chloe Davis, Nico DeJesus, Timothy L. Edwards, David Guzman, Raechelle Manalo, Sarah Parker, and Niki Saludez. Rounding out the company as swings are Desmond Sean Ellington, Badia Farha, Gianna Harris, Takia “Tiki” Hopson, Jade Milan, Onyxx Noel, Susan Oliveras, Aaron Nicholas Patterson, William Roberson, and Oscar Whitney Jr. Donna Vivino will serve as standby for Jersey. Most of the cast are reprising their performances from the musical's 2023 Off-Broadway premiere at The Public Theater, with only Webb, Vega, and Hopson new for the Broadway run.

They join the previously announced principal cast comprising Shoshana Bean (Wicked) as Jersey, Brandon Victor Dixon (Hamilton) as Davis, Kecia Lewis (Ain't Misbehavin') as Miss Liza Jane, Chris Lee (Hamilton) as Knuck, and Maleah Joi Moon as Ali. Casting is by Heidi Griffiths and Kate Murray.

Hell's Kitchen features music and lyrics by Keys and a book by Kristoffer Diaz. Inspired by the 15-time Grammy winner's life, the story centers on 17-year-old Ali and her mother, sharing a cramped apartment near Times Square. Ali wants to live out her NYC dream, but Mom is scared her daughter will repeat her own mistakes.

Michael Greif is directing with Camille A. Brown serving as choreographer, both reprising their work from the Off-Broadway premiere.

In fact, the complete creative team is back for the Broadway run. The music team includes music director Lily Ling, orchestrators Adam Blackstone and Tom Kitt, and arrangements by Keys and Blackstone. The creative team also includes scenic designer Robert Brill, costume designer Dede Ayite, lighting designer Natasha Katz, sound designer Gareth Owen, projection designer Peter Nigrini, hair and wig designer Mia Neal, and makeup designer Michael Clifton. Foresight Theatrical is general manager, and Danny Maly will serve as production stage manager.

AKW Productions is producing the Broadway run, with Aaron Lustbader serving as executive producer.


See photos from the Off-Broadway world premiere:

Photos: Production Images of The Public Theater's Hell's Kitchen

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