Tony nominee Joshua Henry and Broadway alums Ciara Renée and Ryan Vasquez will headline the upcoming world premiere of Ross Golan's The Wrong Man. As previously announced, the musical will kick off MCC Theater's upcoming 2019–2020 season, with performances beginning September 18. Opening night is set for October 7 in the Newman Mills Theater.
Golan, who has collaborated with the likes of Nicki Minaj, Ariana Grande, Justin Bieber, and Idina Menzel, penned the Reno, Nevada-set show, about a man framed for murder after being in the wrong place at the wrong time. The multi-Platinum songwriter originally crafted the score for a solo performance; his animated "concept film" for the story premiered at the Tribeca Film Festival earlier this year, with the album dropping July 26 (as tickets for the Off-Broadway engagement go on sale).
Henry last appeared on Broadway in Carousel, earning his third Tony nomination following nods for Violet and The Scottsboro Boys; he also originated the role of Aaron Burr in the Chicago and touring companies of Hamilton. In addition to Broadway's Big Fish and Pippin, Renée is known for her work in the stage adaptation of The Hunchback of Notre Dame and The CW's Legends of Tomorrow. Vasquez is also a Hamilton alum, having gone on as nearly every principal male role. His additional credits include Waitress and Wicked.
The staging will feature sets by Tony winner Rachel Hauck, costumes by Jennifer Moeller, lighting by Betsy Adams, and sound design by Tony winner Nevin Steinberg. Casting is by Telsey + Company.
Performances are currently scheduled through October 27.