Will Roland, Olivia Puckett, Erik Lochtefeld to Star in Off-Broadway's The Panic of '29 | Playbill

Off-Broadway News Will Roland, Olivia Puckett, Erik Lochtefeld to Star in Off-Broadway's The Panic of '29

59E59 Theaters and Less Than Rent Theatre present the comedy starring the Broadway alums.

Will Roland, Olivia Puckett, and Erik Lochtefeld

Full casting and creative team have been announced for Graham Techler's The Panic of '29 Off-Broadway at 59E59 Theaters. Co-presented with Less Than Rent Theatre, the comedy will begin previews July 23, opening July 31 and playing through August 20.

Starring will be Will Roland (Be More Chill), Olivia Puckett (Dear Evan Hansen), Erik Lochtefeld (King Kong), Joyelle Nicole Johnson (Love Joy), Jaela Cheeks-Lomax, Rachel B. Joyce (The Collision), Julia Knitel (Beautiful: The Carole King Musical), Jared Loftin (tick, tick...BOOM!), Jack Maloney (Pippin), Will Turner (SeaWife), and RJ Vaillancourt (Saint Joan). 

Serving as understudies will be Devin Kessler (Yes), Brian Morabito (Romans), Jacob Presson (Our Town), and Rachel Ravel (Halston).

The Panic of '29 is a dark comedy that follows Dot, secretary to the New York Stock Exchange's Vice President, as she skips town following the stock market crash. With a group of misfits, Dot goes on a decades-spanning journey as they try to escape the events of this  alternate and wild reimagining of the Great Crash that ended the Roaring Twenties.

Max Friedman will serve as both director and set designer for the production. Joining Friedman on the creative team will be costume designer Corina Chase, lighting designer Jamie Roderick, sound designer Margaret Montagna, props designer Brandy Hoang Collier, and dramaturg Nora Brigid Monahan. Orchestrations and arrangements will be by Barrett Riggins, and fight and intimacy direction by Lexi Orphanos. Karen Schleifer will serve as production stage manager, with Kate Holland as stage manager. McKenna Quigley Harrington will be associate producer.

For tickets and more information, visit 59E59.org.


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