Jim Shankman, who recently debuted his play Heartless Bastard at the HERE Arts Center, has returned to the downtown venue with a new musical titled Billy and the Killers. Performances began November 7 ahead of a November 9 opening.
With a book and lyrics by Shankman, the show features a rock score by Peter Stopschinski and direction by Craig J. George.
Inspired by a true story, the musical follows a young songwriter whose violent music and troubled upbringing leads police to suspect he killed his lover. Adrian Blake Enscoe stars as Billy,
Flip through photos of the show below:
First Look at New Rock Musical Billy and the Killers World Premiere Off-Broadway
The production is scheduled through November 18 with a cast completed by Sean McDermott (Grease, Falsettos, Miss Saigon), Sydney Shepherd (First Date), Tom O’Keefe (Vanity Fair), and Paul Sadlik.
Tickets for the world premiere of Billy and the Killers are $18 and can be purchased online at HERE.org, by phone at (212) 352-3101, or at the HERE box office located at 145 Sixth Avenue, New York.