Newsies’ Ben Fankhauser, Krystina Alabado, and More to Star in The Mad Ones Musical | Playbill

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Casting has been announced for Kait Kerrigan and Brian Lowdermilk’s new musical The Mad Ones at 59E59 Theaters Off-Broadway. Leading the cast as Samantha Brown will be Krystina Alabado (American Psycho, American Idiot), who will be joined by Emma Hunton (Next to Normal, Spring Awakening) as her best friend and Ben Fankhauser (Broadway’s Newsies) as her boyfriend.

Ben Fankhauser
Ben Fankhauser

The Mad Ones follows Samantha, a young woman on the brink of change. As she sits in her parents’ driveway, Samantha faces a choice: Will she follow in her mother's footsteps or accept a dare from a friend and forge her own path?

Directed by Stephen Brackett (Buyer & Seller), performances are set to run November 7–December 17. An additional cast member will be announced at a later date.

The Mad Ones is choreographed by Alexandra Beller (Bedlam’s Sense and Sensibility), and Paul Staroba is music director.

The design team includes Adam Rigg (scenic design); David Lander (lighting design); Jessica Pabst (costume design); and Alex Hawthorn (sound design). The production stage manager is Veronica Aglow, and the casting director is Michael Cassara, CSA.

As previously announced, The Mad Ones will kick off Prospect Theater Company’s three-year residency at 59E59 Theaters, during which the company will premiere three new musicals.

Tickets to The Mad Ones are available by calling Ticket Central at (212) 279-4200 or online at

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