Broadway actors Jill Paice (An American in Paris), Jennifer Allen (Bridges of Madison County), Sean Patrick Doyle (Kinky Boots), and Justin Keyes (How To Succeed...) will be part of the cast of the Off-Broadway production of Jerry Springer – The Opera from the New Group. They join the previously announced Terrence Mann as Jerry Springer and Will Swenson as Satan.
Directed by John Rando and choreographed by Chris Bailey, Jerry Springer – The Opera is set to begin performances January 23 in The Romulus Linney Courtyard Theatre at The Pershing Square Signature Center. The production will officially open February 22.
The Olivier Award-winning comic opera, which previously played in the West End, features a score by Richard Thomas, who also penned the book and lyrics with Stewart Lee.
Completing the cast Off-Broadway will be Florrie Bagel, Brandon Contreras, Bradley Greer, Luke Grooms, Nathaniel Hackmann, Billy Hepfinger, Beth Kirkpatrick, Elizabeth Loyacano, Tiffany Mann, Kim Steele, and Nichole Turner.
Jerry Springer – The Opera premiered at the National Theatre in London directed by Stewart Lee (April 29–September 30, 2003), and played on the West End at the Cambridge Theatre (October 14, 2003–February 19, 2005).
The Off-Broadway premiere will feature set design by Derek McLane, costume design by Sarah Laux, lighting design by Jeff Croiter, sound design by John Shivers, projection design by Olivia Sebesky, orchestrations by Greg Anthony Rassen, and music direction by Michael Brennan.
Take a look at Jerry Springer – The Opera's Mann and Swenson going face-to-face in a "Javert Off" aboard Playbill Travel's Broadway on the Rhine River cruise below: