Regional NewsMegan Hilty and Josh Radnor Star in Kennedy Center Little Shop of Horrors Beginning October 24
October 24, 2018
Mark Brokaw directs the D.C. performances as part of the Broadway Center Stage series.
The Broadway Center Stage production of Little Shop of Horrors plays the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts’ Eisenhower Theater October 24–28.
The cast includes How I Met Your Mother's Josh Radnor, seen on Broadway in The Graduate and Disgraced, as down-on-his-luck plant-shop worker Seymour, Tony nominee Megan Hilty (Wicked, Smash, Noises Off) as Audrey, Tony nominee Lee Wilkof (who originated the role of Seymour in the original Off-Broadway production) as Mr. Mushnik, Tony nominee Nick Cordero (A Bronx Tale, Bullets over Broadway) as Orin Scrivello, D.D.S., Amber Iman (Shuffle Along, national tour of Hamilton) as Crystal, Amma Osei (Rock of Ages) as Ronnette, and Allison Semmes (Motown ) as Chiffon.
Michael James Leslie, who originated the role of the Voice of the Plant in the Los Angeles, London, and Broadway productions of Little Shop, again voices Audrey II in the Kennedy Center presentation of the popular musical. Leslie recently replaced Tony winner James Monroe Iglehart, who departed the company due to unforeseen circumstances unrelated to the production, according to a Kennedy Center spokesperson.
Mark Brokaw (Rodgers & Hammerstein's Cinderella) directs with choreography by Emmy nominee Spencer Liff (So You Think You Can Dance, Head Over Heels, Hedwig and the Angry Inch).
The limited engagement also features musical direction by Joey Chancey, set design by Tony winner Donyale Werle, lighting design by Cory Pattak, costume design by Jennifer Caprio, sound design by Tony winner Kai Harada, and projection design by Alex Basco Koch.