With a score by Tom Kitt and book by John Logan, world premiere musical Superhero opened Off-Broadway February 28 at Second Stage. Jason Moore directs a cast led by Tony nominees Kate Baldwin and Bryce Pinkham, along with newcomer Kyle McArthur as Simon. The show tells the story of a fractured family, a mysterious neighbor, and an unexpected hero.
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The cast of Superhero also features Julia Abueva (KPOP) as Rachel, newcomer Jake Levy as Dwayne, Salena Qureshi (Madam Secretary) as Vee, Thom Sesma (Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street) as Vic, and Nathaniel Stampley (The Color Purple) as Dean Fulton.
Superhero features musical staging by Lorin Latarro, scenic design by Beowulf Boritt, costume design by Sarah Laux, lighting design by Jen Schriever, sound design by Brian Ronan, projection design by Tal Yarden, and illusion design by Chris Fisher.