More casting has been revealed for the upcoming Broadway premiere of The Outsiders, a musical adaptation of S.E. Hinton's novel and Francis Ford Coppola's film version. Previews begin March 16, 2024 at the Bernard B. Jacobs Theatre, with opening night set for April 11.
Newly added to the cast are Joshua Boone (Skeleton Crew) as Dallas Winston, Emma Pittman (Chicago) as Cherry Valance, Daryl Tofa (Back to the Future) as Two-Bit Mathews, and Kevin William Paul as Bob Sheldon. They join previously announced stars Brody Grant as Ponyboy, Brent Comer as Darrel, Jason Schmidt as Sodapop, and Sky Lakota-Lynch (Dear Evan Hansen) as Johnny.
Paul, Grant, Comer, Schmidt, and Lakota-Lynch are all reprising their performances from the musical's La Jolla Playhouse world premiere earlier this year. Tofa, who performed in the musical's ensemble during the world premiere run, is new to his role.
The first track from the forthcoming Sony Masterworks Broadway cast recording, which will be released next year, is now available. Listen to “Great Expectations,” written and produced by Jonathan Clay, Zach Chance, and Justin Levine and featuring Grant, below.
Based on the novel by S.E. Hinton and Francis Ford Coppola’s motion picture of the same name, the musical adaptation features a book by Adam Rapp with Justin Levine and music and lyrics by Jamestown Revival (Jonathan Clay and Zach Chance) and Levine.
The Outsiders is set in 1967 Tulsa, Oklahoma, as Ponyboy Curtis, Johnny Cade, and their chosen family of "outsiders" are in a fight for survival and a quest for purpose in a world that may never accept them. Read reviews for the La Jolla run here.
The La Jolla cast was led by Grant as Ponyboy, Lakota-Lynch as Johnny, Daniel Marconi as Randy, Kevin William Paul as Bob, Comer as Paul, Ryan Vasquez as Darrel, Da'Von T. Moody as Dallas, Schmidt as Sodapop, Trevor McGhie as Two-Bit, Piper Patterson as Cherry, and Kiki Lemieux as Marcia.
The Outsiders will also feature scenography by AMP featuring Tatiana Kahvegian, costume design by Sarafina Bush, lighting design by Brian MacDevitt, sound design by Cody Spencer, projection design by Hana Kim, and music direction by Matt Hinkley. Casting is by Tara Rubin Casting's Xavier Rubiano.
Co-producers of the Broadway production include Betsy Dollinger, Jonathan Clay, Cristina Marie Vivenzio, The Shubert Organization, LaChanze & Marylee Fairbanks, Debra Martin Chase, Jamestown Revival Theater, Sony Masterworks, Jennifer & Jonathan Allan Soros, Tanninger Entertainment, Tamlyn Brooke Shusterman, Geffen Playhouse/Howard Tenenbaum/Linda B. Rubin Prods, Kevin Ryan, Mistry Theatrical Ventures, Galt & Irvin Productions, Tulsa Clarks, Paul Liljenquist, Bob & Claire Patterson, Voltron Global Media, James L. Nederlander, Warner Bros. Theatre Ventures, The John Gore Organization, Stephen Lindsay & Brett Sirota, Jeffrey Finn Productions, Independent Presenters Network, Playhouse Square, Sue Marks, Indelible InK, Lionheart Productions, The Broadway Investors Club, Starhawk Productions, Green Leaf Partnership, Michael & Elizabeth Venuti, Leslie Kavanaugh, Deborah & Dave Smith, Belle Productions, Chas & Jen Grossman, Miranda & Sahra Esmonde-White, Rungnapa & Jim Teague, Michael & Molly Schroeder, Casey & Chelsea Baugh, James L. Flautt, William Moran Hickey Jr. & William Moran Hickey III, Oddly Specific Productions, Melissa Chamberlain & Michael McCartney, Rachel Weinstein, Wavelength Productions, Rob O'Neill & Shane Snow, Eric Stine, Cornice Productions, and La Jolla Playhouse.