Check Out Opening Night for World Premiere of Beast in the Jungle

Opening Night Photos   Check Out Opening Night for World Premiere of Beast in the Jungle
The new John Kander and David Thompson dance play is directed by Susan Stroman at Off-Broadway's Vineyard Theatre.
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The Vineyard Theatre celebrated the world-premiere opening of The Beast in the Jungle, a new dance play from the creative team behind The Scottsboro Boys: Tony-winning composer John Kander, Tony-nominated playwright David Thompson, and Tony-winning director and choreographer Susan Stroman. The production opened May 23 following previews that began May 4.

The cast is led by Teagle F. Bougere (The Crucible), Tony Yazbeck (On the Town), former American Ballet Theatre principal dancer Irina Dvorovenko (The Americans), and Peter Friedman (Ragtime) with Maira Barriga (Miami City Ballet’s Corps De Ballet), Elizabeth Dugas (The Metropolitan Opera’s The Merry Widow), Leah Hofmann (Something Rotten!), Naomi Kakuk (The Producers), Brittany Marcin Maschmeyer (Bullets Over Broadway), Erin Moore (Shuffle Along), and Clifton Samuels (Follies).

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