The world premiere of The Beast in the Jungle has extended for a second time at Off-Broadway's Vineyard Theatre and will now play through June 24. Previously extended through June 17, the limited engagement began performances May 4.
The Beast in the Jungle, inspired by Henry James’ 1903 novella of the same name, is an original play that fuses a waltz-inspired instrumental score with ballet and contemporary dance. The show is created by Tony-winning composer John Kander, Tony-nominated playwright David Thompson, and Tony-winning director and choreographer Susan Stroman.
The story follows John Marcher, a man haunted by personal demons, whose great, yet unfulfilled love affair with an unforgettable woman spans decades and continents.
The cast of The Beast in the Jungle is made up of by Teagle F. Bougere (The Crucible), Tony Yazbeck (On the Town), former American Ballet Theatre principal dancer Irina Dvorovenko (The Americans), Peter Friedman (Ragtime), Maira Barriga (Miami City Ballet’s Corps De Ballet), Elizabeth Dugas (The Metropolitan Opera’s The Merry Widow), Leah Hofmann (Something Rotten!), Naomi Kakuk (The Producers), Brittany Marcin Maschmeyer (Bullets Over Broadway), Erin Moore (Shuffle Along), and Clifton Samuels (Follies).
Take A Look at The Beast in the Jungle Musical at the Vineyard Theatre
The world premiere features scenic and costume design by Michael Curry (Frozen), lighting design by Ben Stanton (Fun Home), sound design by Peter Hylenski (Frozen), wig design by David Bova (Sunset Boulevard), music arrangements by Sam Davis (An American in Paris), orchestrations by Greg Anthony Rassen (Bandstand) and Sam Davis, and music supervision by David Loud (The Scottsboro Boys). The production stage manager is Johnny Milani.