The Hartford Stage world premiere of The Flamingo Kid, helmed by Artistic Director Darko Tresnjak, is currently playing the Connecticut venue through June 9.
Inspired by the 1984 Garry Marshall coming-of-age film starring Matt Dillon, The Flamingo Kid reunites Tony winner Tresnjak with A Gentleman’s Guide to Love & Murder’s Tony-winning book writer and lyricist Robert L. Freedman; they are collaborating with Tony-nominated composer Scott Frankel.
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The cast is headed by newcomer Brewer as Jeffrey Winnick, with Broadway veterans Adam Heller and Liz Larsen as Arthur and Ruth, Jeffrey’s parents, and three-time Tony nominee Marc Kudisch and Olivier winner Lesli Margherita as Phil and Phyllis Brody, the affluent couple who frequent the El Flamingo Club. Massell plays their niece, Karla, with Lindsey Brett Carothers as Joyce, Ben Fankhauser as Steve, and Alex Wyse as Hawk.