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The Outsiders Opens on Broadway April 11


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The Outsiders Opens on Broadway April 11

The stage musical adaptation of S.E. Hinton's novel and Francis Ford Coppola's film is directed by Danya Taymor.


Jason Schmidt, Renni Anthony Magee, Daryl Tofa, Tilly Evans-Krueger, Sky Lakota-Lynch, Joshua Boone, Brent Comer, and Brody Grant
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The Outsiders officially opens on Broadway April 11 at the Bernard B. Jacobs Theatre. The new musical adaptation of S.E. Hinton's novel and Francis Ford Coppola‘s film began previews March 16.

Set in 1967 Tulsa, Oklahoma, the musical follows Ponyboy Curtis, Johnny Cade, and their chosen family of “outsiders,” who are in a fight for survival and a quest for purpose in a world that may never accept them. Read reviews for the world premiere La Jolla run here.

The Broadway cast includes Brody Grant as Ponyboy, Brent Comer as Darrel, Jason Schmidt as Sodapop, Sky Lakota-Lynch (Dear Evan Hansen) as Johnny, Joshua Boone (Skeleton Crew) as Dallas Winston, Emma Pittman (Chicago) as Cherry Valance, Daryl Tofa (Back to the Future) as Two-Bit Mathews, Kevin William Paul as Bob Sheldon, and Dan Berry as Paul.

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Photos: The Outsiders On Broadway

Paul, Grant, Comer, Schmidt, and Lakota-Lynch are all reprising their performances from the musical's La Jolla Playhouse premiere last year. Tofa, who performed in the musical's ensemble during the world premiere run, is new to his role.

The ensemble features Barton Cowperthwaite, Tilly Evans-Krueger, RJ Higton, Wonza Johnson, Sean Harrison Jones, Renni Anthony Magee, Sarahgrace Mariani, Melody Rose, Josh Strobl, and Trevor Wayne. Jordan Chin, Milena J. Comeau, Henry Julián Gendron, and Victor Carrillo Tracey round out the company as swings.

The Outsiders features a book by Adam Rapp with Justin Levine and music and lyrics by Jamestown Revival (Jonathan Clay and Zach Chance) and Levine.

READ: Angelina Jolie Joins Producing Team of Broadway-Aimed New Musical The Outsiders

Led by director Danya Taymor, the production features music supervision, arrangements, and orchestrations by Levine; choreography by Rick Kuperman and Jeff Kuperman; scenography by AMP featuring Tatiana Kahvegian; costume design by Sarafina Bush; lighting design by Brian MacDevitt; sound design by Cody Spencer; projection design by Hana Kim; and music direction by Matt Hinkley. Casting is by Tara Rubin Casting‘s Xavier Rubiano. Milena J. Comeau and Tilly Evans-Krueger serve as dance captains, and Henry Julián Gendron is fight captain.

The Outsiders is produced by The Araca Group, American Zoetrope, Olympus Theatricals, Sue Gilad & Larry Rogowsky, Angelina Jolie, Betsy Dollinger, Jonathan & Michelle Clay, Cristina Marie Vicenzio, The Schubert Organization, LaChanze & Marylee Fairbanks, Debra Martin Chase, Sony Music Masterworks, Jamestown Revival Theater, Hennifer & Jonathan Allan Soros, Tanninger Entertainment, Tamlyn Brooke Shusterman, Geffen Playhouse/Howard Tenenbaum/Linda B. Rubin, Kevin Ryan, Mistry Theatrical Ventures, Galt & Irvin Productions, Tulsa Clarks, Paul Liljenquist, Bob & Claire Patterson, and Voltron Global Media.

Visit OutsidersMusical.com.





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