Poster Boy, Starring Taylor Trensch, Jose Llana and More, Opens at Williamstown

News   Poster Boy, Starring Taylor Trensch, Jose Llana and More, Opens at Williamstown
The new musical concerns the tragic consequences of cyber-bullying.
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Taylor Trensch

Poster Boy, with music and lyrics by Tony nominee Craig Carnelia (Sweet Smell of Success) and a book by Joe Tracz, opens July 27 as part of the 2016 Williamstown Theatre Festival season.

A world premiere, the story is inspired by the true events surrounding the 2010 suicide of Tyler Clementi, a Rutgers University student and victim of cyber-bullying when his roommate secretly video-taped intimate acts of his and published the tape online.

The cast features Taylor Trensch (The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time, Wicked) as Clementi, as well as Jerry Dixon, Katie Lee Hill, Jose Llana, Ned Riseley, Levin Valayil, Stephen Wallem and Noah Zachary.

The production is directed by Olivier winner Stafford Arima with movement by Danny Medford, scenic design by Rachel Hauck, costume design by Jessica Pabst, lighting design by Jen Schriever, sound design by Kai Harada and projection design by Dave Tennant.

Poster Boy plays through August 7 on the Nikos Stage. For tickets and information visit

The Williamstown Theatre Festival has earned a reputation for quality, innovative theatre. As the origin point of the most recent Broadway revival of The Elephant Man starring Bradley Cooper and new musicals like Broadway’s The Bridges of Madison County, the Berkshire-set festival has been producing quality work since its founding in 1955. The theatre won the 2002 Tony Award for Outstanding Regional Theatre.

Take a look back at another world-premiere musical from the Williamstown Theatre Festival.

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