Wicked and Frog and Toad Stars Complete Cast of Musical Miracle Brothers

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Jay Goede, William Youmans, Clifton Oliver, Nicole Leach and Gregory Treco join the previously announced Off-Broadway cast of the world premiere Kirsten Childs musical, Miracle Brothers.
Jay Goede and William Youmans
Jay Goede and William Youmans

Tina Landau (Bells Are Ringing, Floyd Collins) directs the work slated to begin previews Aug. 25 at the Vineyard Theatre towards a Sept. 18 opening night.

Goede (who played Frog in A Year With Frog and Toad), Youmans (Doctor Dillamond of Wicked), fellow castmate Oliver, Leach (Fame) and Treco (Taboo) join Kerry Butler (Little Shop of Horrors, Hairspray), Cheryl Freeman (The Who's Tommy), Tyler Maynard (Altar Boyz) and Anika Larsen (All Shook Up) in the cast that also features Devin Richards (Wonderful Town), Darrell Moultrie (Aida) and Karen Olivo (Brooklyn).

Vineyard's first Kitty Carlisle Hart Musical Theatre Lab commission, penned by Kirsten Childs (The Bubbly Black Girl Sheds Her Chameleon Skin), is set in 17th century Brazil, where two brothers — one black, one white — escape their plantation life and head out on a string of adventures. The score and choreography is "Brazilian inspired" (the show will feature "authentic Brazilian instrumentation" and capoiera, "the traditional, uniquely Brazilian fusion of dance and self-defense").

Landau — last seen at the Vineyard when she directed Dream True — is joined in the creative team by choreographer Mark Dendy (The Wild Party, Taboo). Orchestrations are by Daryl Waters (Bring in 'Da Noise Bring in 'Da Funk) with musical direction by Fred Carl (The Bubbly Black Girl Sheds Her Chameleon Skin).

The design team for Miracle Brothers features G.W. Mercier (scenic), Anita Yavich (costumes), Scott Zielinksi (lighting), Brett Jarvis (sound) and Jan Hartley (projection).

Tickets to Miracle Brothers at the Vineyard Theatre, 108 East 15 St. can be reserved by calling (212) 353-0303 or online at www.vineyardtheatre.org.

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