Christian Borle Returns to Cast of Off-Broadway's Little Shop of Horrors May 31 | Playbill

Off-Broadway News Christian Borle Returns to Cast of Off-Broadway's Little Shop of Horrors May 31

The hit Off-Broadway revival continues at the Westside Theatre.

Christian Borle in Little Shop of Horrors

Original cast member and two-time Tony winner Christian Borle (Something Rotten!, Peter and the Starcatcher) returns to the cast of the Off-Broadway revival of Little Shop of Horrors May 31 at the Westside Theatre. Andrew Call (Groundhog Day, Rock of Ages) played a limited engagement as Orin Scrivello, D.D.S. May 3–29 during Borle's absence.

The current cast also includes Skylar Astin (Pitch Perfect, Spring Awakening, Zoey’s Extraordinary Playlist) as Seymour, Tammy Blanchard as Audrey, Aaron Arnell Harrington as The Voice of Audrey II, Stuart Zagnit as Mushnik, Khalifa White as Ronnette, Cristina Raé as Crystal, and Khadija Sankoh as Chiffon with Eric Wright, Teddy Yudain, Stephen Berger, Josh Daniel, Jana Djenne Jackson, and Chelsea Turbin.  

The Off-Broadway revival resumed its run September 21, 2021, after temporarily closing in March 2020 due to the pandemic.

The revival, directed by Tony winner Michael Mayer, opened in October 2019. The creative team for the Howard Ashman-Alan Menken musical also includes choreographer Ellenore Scott, scenic designer Julian Crouch, lighting designer Bradley King, costume designer Tom Broecker, sound designer Jessica Paz, puppet designer Nicholas Mahon, original puppet designer Martin P. Robinson, hair and makeup designer Tommy Kurzman, music supervisor, orchestrator, and arranger Will Van Dyke, and casting director Jim Carnahan. Puppets are by Monkey Boys Productions.

General management is by Live Wire Theatrical/Chris Aniello, and production stage management is by Ryan Gohsman. Tom Kirdahy, Robert Ahrens, and Hunter Arnold produce the revival.

Little Shop of Horrors is based on the 1960 cult movie of the same name. The musical version debuted Off-Broadway at WPA Theatre in 1982 (subsequently transferring to the Orpheum) starring Lee Wilkoff and Ellen Greene in a role that would become her signature. A Broadway production was mounted in 2003 co-starring Hunter Foster and Kerry Butler.

See Skylar Astin in New Production Photos of Off-Broadway's Little Shop of Horrors

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