Tony nominee Paul Gordon's new musical The Gospel According to Heather will premiere Off-Broadway this summer at Theatre 555, with performances beginning June 14 ahead of a June 22 opening night. The limited run will continue through July 9.
In The Gospel According to Heather, Heather Krebs wants a boyfriend, but how can she navigate her way through high school if she might be the new Messiah? A small town in Ohio grapples with politics, religion, and teenage romance in the pop musical featuring a book, music, and lyrics by Tony nominee Gordon (Jane Eyre).
The production will be directed and choreographed by Rachel Klein, and will feature a cast including Lauren Elder (Hair), Badia Farha (School of Rock), Maria Habeeb, Darron Hayes (Notes From Now), Jeremy Kushnier (Atomic, Footloose), Maya Lagerstam, Carson Stewart, Wayne Wilson, and Brittany Nicole Williams (The Prom). The understudies will be Zach Rand and Sarita Amani Nash. Additional casting will be announced at a later date.
The creative team will include music director Jonathan Bauerfeld, music supervisor Jodie Moore, set designers Christopher and Justin Swader, lighting designer Jamie Roderick, costume designer Sawaan Tiwari, sound designer Sean Hagerty, and prop designer Brendan McCann. Josh Iacovelli will be the production manager. The stage manager will be Morgan Holbrook and Kelly Merrit will be assistant stage manager. Casting is by Stephanie Klapper Casting.
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