The countdown has officially begun for the Broadway premiere of The Outsiders, a new 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.
Get a first look at the cast in newly released character portraits below.
Set to star are Brody Grant as Ponyboy, Brent Comer as Darrel, Jason Schmidt as Sodapop, Sky Lakota-Lynch (Dear Evan Hansen) as Johnny, 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.
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.
Led by director Danya Taymor, the production will feature music supervision, arrangements, and orchestrations by Levine; choreography by Rick Kuperman and Jeff Kuperman; 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.
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.