World Premiere of New Musical Scotland, PA Opens Off-Broadway

Off-Broadway News   World Premiere of New Musical Scotland, PA Opens Off-Broadway
Adam Gwon and Michael Mitnick’s new musical opens October 23 at Roundabout Theatre Company.
Cast of <i>Scotland, PA</i>
Cast of Scotland, PA Nina Goodheart

Roundabout Theatre Company celebrates the official opening of Scotland, PA, a new musical by composer-lyricist Adam Gwon (Ordinary Days) and playwright Michael Mitnick (Sex Lives of Our Parents), in its Laura Pels Theatre October 23. The dark comedy is centered on a couple running a burger joint in a sleepy Pennsylvania town with a (bloodthirsty) plan to super-size their lives.

Adapted from Billy Morrissette's indie film of the same name (and William Shakespeare's Macbeth), Scotland, PA is directed by Lonny Price with choreography by Josh Rhodes. The world premiere stars Wicked's Ryan McCartan and Head Over Heels' Taylor Iman Jones as the husband-and-wife duo at the heart of the story.

WATCH: Ryan McCartan and Taylor Iman Jones Perform 'Clairvoyant' From Scotland, PA

Rounding out the cast of Scotland, PA are Jeb Brown as Duncan, Jay Armstrong Johnson as Banko, Lacretta as Mrs. Lenox, Megan Lawrence as McDuff, Will Meyers as Malcolm, Wonu Ogunfowora as Stacey, David Rossmer as Doug, Alysha Umphress as Jessie, and Kaleb Wells as Hector.

READ: Why Songwriter Adam Gwon Jumped at the Chance to Musicalize Macbeth Set in a ’70s Fast Food Joint

Scotland, PA began September 14 for a limited engagement scheduled through December 8.

The musical is Gwon’s Roundabout commission following the debut of Ordinary Days in the Underground theatre. Ordinary Days music director Vadim Feichtner returns to Roundabout for the production, alongside a creative team that also includes scenic designer Anna Louizos, costume designer Tracy Christensen, lighting designer Jeanette Yew, sound designer Jon Weston, and orchestrators Frank Galgano and Matt Castle.

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