Cast Complete for Off-Broadway's Lucky Guy Musical; Box Office Now Open | Playbill

News Cast Complete for Off-Broadway's Lucky Guy Musical; Box Office Now Open
A quartet billed as "The Buckaroos," made up of Callan Bergmann, Xavier Cano, Wes Hart and Joshua Woodie, was announced as completing the cast of the new Nashville-set Off-Broadway musical, Lucky Guy. The box office at the Little Shubert Theatre opened on April 4.

Varla Jean Merman and Leslie Jordan
Varla Jean Merman and Leslie Jordan Photo by Michael Lamont Photography

The musical comedy written and directed by Willard Beckham, as previously announced, begins performances April 28, and continues through July 24. Opening night is May 19.

As reported, Lucky Guy will star Emmy Award winner Leslie Jordan ("Will & Grace," My Trip Down the Pink Carpet), Varla Jean Merman (aka Jeffery Roberson) (Chicago, "Ugly Betty"), Kyle Dean Massey (Next To Normal, Wicked), Jenn Colella (Urban Cowboy, High Fidelity), Jim Newman (Curtains, Steel Pier) and Savannah Wise (Rock of Ages, Ragtime).

Here's how producers characterize the show: "Welcome to Nashville — a town full of colorful characters all chasing after the very same dream: a smash hit record. To beat the odds and strike gold (or, better yet, platinum), it takes one great song, serious talent, or lots of luck — and preferably all three. Featuring an array of musical styles with salutes to Country, Broadway, Vaudeville, Bluegrass, Pop, and even Hawaiian, Lucky Guy weaves a tale of down-home dreamers and low-down schemers all willing to do whatever it takes to come out on top in the cut-throat world of Music City, USA."

The Lucky Guy creative team includes Rob Bissinger (set design), Paul Miller (lighting design), William Ivey Long (costume design), Kurt Fischer (sound design), Todd Ellison (orchestrations and musical supervision) and A.C. Ciulla (choreography).

Tickets are $44-$86.50 (premium seating will also be available) and are now on sale through or at (212) 239-6200 and at The Little Shubert Theatre box office (422 W. 42nd Street — between 9th and Dyer Avenues) Monday-Saturday from noon to 6 PM.

Visit Lucky Guy online at

Kyle Dean Massey and Savannah Wise
Kyle Dean Massey and Savannah Wise

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