Cinco Paul and Ken Daurio's Bubble Boy musical will makes its New York City debut later this fall in a staging from 5th Floor Theatre Company. The show, directed by Nikki DiLoreto with musical direction by Genevieve Wilson, will play a limited run at the Hudson Guild Theatre November 15–25.
Bubble Boy will star Brock Bivens, Erin Ulman, Caroline Huerta, Arshia Panicker, Ryan Ballard, Macon Prickett, Kirby Lunn, Catherine Nickerson, Marc Cornes, Chrissy Albanese, Jessica Banegas, Leo Yu-Ning Chang, and Brian Waite.
The musical, based on Paul and Daurio's screenplay of the same name, tells the story of Jimmy Livingston, a boy born without immunities who has spent his entire life confined inside a plastic bubble room. When Chloe, the girl of his dreams leaves town to get married, Jimmy travels cross-country in a homemade bubble suit in order to stop the wedding and finally tell her how he feels.
The limited engagement of Bubble Boy is produced by Erin Doyle (Saturday Night Live, Detroiters), Charls Daren Pasion, Gabrielle Nadig (King Jack, Little Woods), Michael Sancilio, and Nico Victorino.
The creative team also includes Joyah Spangler (choreography), Rachel Skalka (assistant director), Tom Blushi (stage manager), Brian Pacelli (set design), Audrey Peterson (costume design), Chris Thielking (lighting design), Max Silverman (sound design), and Rachel Aberman (assistant costume designer). Casting is by Kevin Metzger-Timson.
Bubble Boy is presented by special arrangement with Dramatists Play Service, Inc., New York.
The original cast recording is currently available from Ghostlight Records featuring A.J. Holmes, Alice Ripley, Richard Kind, and Matt Doyle.
For tickets and more information visit 5thfloor.org.