All Aboard the Hogwarts Express! Meet the Cast of HARRY POTTER AND THE CURSED CHILD- Now in Previews!
Harry Potter and the Cursed Child is ready to il-lumos-nate your mind, tug at your dragon heart strings, and most importantly, welcome you back home to Hogwarts as it begins previews tonight. The official opening is April 22, 2018 at the fully renovated Lyric Theatre.
Based on an original new story by J.K. Rowling, Jack Thorne and John Tiffany, Harry Potter and the Cursed Child is a new play by Jack Thorne, directed by John Tiffany. The production is one play presented in two parts. Both parts are intended to be seen in order on the same day (matinee and evening) or on two consecutive evenings, or each part can be seen separately.
Harry Potter and the Cursed Child is the eighth story in the Harry Potter series and the first official Harry Potter story to be presented on stage. The critically acclaimed production received its world premiere in July 2016 at the Palace Theatre in London where it continues to play to sold out houses.
It was always difficult being Harry Potter and it isn't much easier now that he is an overworked employee of the Ministry of Magic, a husband, and the father of three school-age children.
While Harry grapples with a past that refuses to stay where it belongs, his youngest son Albus must struggle with the weight of a family legacy he never wanted. As past and present fuse ominously, both father and son learn the uncomfortable truth: sometimes, darkness comes from unexpected places.
Seven members of the award-winning Original West End Company will reunite on stage for the Broadway premiere: Jamie Parker (Harry Potter), Noma Dumezweni (Hermione Granger) and Paul Thornley (Ron Weasley) with Poppy Miller (Ginny Potter), Sam Clemmett (Albus Potter), Alex Price (Draco Malfoy) and Anthony Boyle (Scorpius Malfoy). They will be joined by David Abeles, Brian Abraham, Shirine Babb, Jess Barbagallo, Olivia Bond, Stephen Bradbury, Lauren Nicole Cipoletti, Will Coombs, Joshua De Jesus, Jessie Fisher, Richard Gallagher, Susan Heyward, Geraldine Hughes, Edward James Hyland, Byron Jennings, Katie Kreisler, Joey Labrasca, Andrew Long, Landon Maas, Kathryn Meisle, Angela Reed, Dave Register, Adeola Role, James Romney, Nathan Salstone, Malika Samuel, Alanna Saunders, Brooklyn Shuck, David St. Louis, Stuart Ward, Madeline Weinstein, Alex Weisman and Benjamin Wheelwright playing a variety of characters.
Get to know the cast below as they begin Broadway performances!
David Ables: David Abeles trained at the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art (LAMDA) Theatre includes: Broadway: In Transit, Once (Original Cast), Million Dollar Quartet. Off-Broadway: Pierre in Natasha, Pierre & the Great Comet of 1812 (Kazino), Incident at Vichy (Signature), Atomic (Acorn), The Burnt Part Boys (Vineyard), Hell House (St. Ann's Warehouse). National Tour: Miss Trunchbull in Matilda (1st National Tour), My Fair Lady (Trevor Nunn/Cameron Mackintosh), The Radio City Christmas Spectacular (Arena Tour). Regional: The Unsinkable Molly Brown (The Muny & Denver Center), Sundance Theater Institute, New York Stage and Film, The O'Neill, Williamstown Theater Festival. Television includes: "Happy!", "Law & Order: SVU", PBS' "Theater Close-Up: Incident at Vichy" Film includes: Begin Again, Son of Morning, Noah Wise. David is also the author of the cheeky children's book "Don't Eat the Poop," now available at Amazon.com.
Brian Abraham: Theatre includes: Zoot Suit (Mark Taper Forum); The Who & The What (Milwaukee Rep); Tarzan, The Musical (3DTheatricals); Superior Donuts (The Geffen Playhouse, San Diego Rep); The Odd Couple (Laguna Playhouse); Metamorphoses (Ensemble Theater Company); Bars and Measures (The Theater at Boston Court); Bengal Tiger at the Baghdad Zoo (Ion Theater Company, San Diego Critic's Circle Best Featured Actor). Television includes: Recurring role on "The Young and The Restless," "Brooklyn Nine Nine," "Good Fortune," "Drake and Josh," "Victorious," "The Shield" and "As The World Turns." National and Local commercial credits. Training: University of North Carolina School of the Arts
Shirine Babb: Theatre includes: Broadway: Macbeth. Off-Broadway: Napoli, Brooklyn (Roundabout), Around The World in 80 Days (Theatre @ 45th St.), Extraordinary Skills (Women's Project). Selected Regional: Title role in Antony & Cleopatra (Folger), Disgraced (Long Wharf / Huntington). Television includes: "Iron Fist," "Blue Bloods," "Madam Secretary, "I Love You ... But I Lied. Training: MFA USD/Old Globe PTAP, MA East 15 Acting Conservatory, UK.
Jess Barbagallo: Training: Experimental Theatre Wing at New York University. Theatre includes: The Body Artist (Abrons Arts Center), Endgame (BoCA - Lisbon, Kunstenfestivaldesarts - Brussels), The Terrifying (Abrons Arts Center), Orange Julius (Rattlestick Theatre), O, Earth (The Foundry Theatre), How To Get Into Buildings (The Brick), Ancient Lives (Half Straddle/The Kitchen), House of Dance (Half Straddle/Abrons Art Center/Lisbon, Zurich, Kyoto tour), Man in a Case (Hartford Stage/national tour), Seagull (Thinking of you) (Half Straddle/COIL Festival/France and Zagreb tour), House/Divided (Builders Association/Wexner Center/BAM), Jet Lag 2010 (Builders Association/Peak Performance Series at Montclair State), An Oresteia (Classic Stage Company), Room for Cream (LaMama ETC), Drum of the Waves of Horikawa (2HC/HERE Arts Center), Panic (PS122), The Other Here (Big Dance Theater/Japan Society/US tour). Video includes: Truly Spun Never (Andrea Geyer). Jess has performed in large-scale performance works by multidisciplinary artist Andrea Geyer: Time Tenderness at the Whitney Museum of Art and Comrades of Time at the Whitney and Stedelijk Museum in Amsterdam.
Olivia Bond: Film includes: A Kid Like Jake and Piercing, both of which premiered at the 2018 Sundance Film Festival, and The Eyes of my Mother which premiered at Sundance 2016.
Anthony Boyle (Scorpius): Training: Royal Welsh College of Music & Drama. Theatre includes: Harry Potter and the Cursed Child Original Company (Palace Theatre, London), Herons (Lyric Theatre Belfast) and East Belfast Boy, which he co-wrote (Ballymac Friendship Centre). Film includes: City of Lost Z and The Party (short). Television includes: "Ordeal by Innocence," "Philip K. Dick's Electric Dreams: The Commuter," "Game of Thrones."
Stephen Bradbury: Theatre includes: Broadway: Dividing the Estate, A Few Good Men. National Tour: 12 Angry Men. Multiple Off-Broadway and Regional credits. Television includes: "Law & Order: SVU" (recurring), "The Wizard of Lies," "The Blacklist," "Madam Secretary," "Person of Interest," "Louie."
Lauren Nicole Cipoletti: Theatre includes: Broadway Debut. Heathers: The Musical (New World Stages), Macbeth (Classic Stage Company), Grease (North Carolina Theater), How Alfo Learned to Love (59 E 59th St.Theater), The Dreamer Examines His Pillow (The Attic Theater Company), The Snow Queen: The Musical(NYMF - Signature Theater), The Idiot (New Ohio Theater). Film includes: Cruise. Training: MFA Columbia University, BA CSU Chico.
Sam Clemmett (Albus): Theatre includes: Harry Potter and the Cursed Child Original Company (Palace Theatre, London); Wendy and Peter Pan (RSC); Lord of the Flies (Regent's Park Open Air); Accolade (St. James); Nivelli's War (The Mac Theatre, Belfast); Wink (Theatre503). Film includes: Survivor and Burn the Clock (short). Television includes: "The Musketeers," "Murder Games: The Life and Death of Breck Bednar," "Foyle's War," "Diary of a Snob," "Our World War," "Holby City" and "Doctors."
Will Coombs: Theatre Includes: Broadway: A Bronx Tale (Young Calogero). National Tour: Matilda (Nigel) Broadway's 1st National Tour/Toronto. Regional: Billy Elliot(North Carolina Theatre), A Christmas Carol (TIP). Reading: Clint Black's New Musical Looking For Christmas.
Joshua De Jesus: Theatre includes: Runaways (New York City Center); Wink (Theater for the New City). Television includes: Chicago Fire.
Noma Dumezweni (Hermione): Theatre includes: Harry Potter and the Cursed Child Original Company (Palace Theatre, London), Linda (Royal Court), Feast, Belong (Royal Court); A Human Being Died That Night (Hampstead Theatre, The Fugard and The Market theatres in South Africa/Brooklyn Academy Of Music, NY); Carmen Disruption (Almeida); 'Tis Pity She's A Whore (Shakespeare's Globe); Henry V (Noël Coward); President of an Empty Room, The Hour We Knew Nothing of Each Other (NT); Macbeth, Breakfast with Mugabe, The Winter's Tale, Romeo and Juliet (RSC); A Raisin in the Sun (Young Vic/Lyric Hammersmith - Olivier Award for Best Performance in a Supporting Role); The Bogus Woman (The Red Room, Traverse and Bush Theatres). Film includes: The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind (Director Chiwetel Ejiofor), Mary Poppins Returns, The Incident, Dirty Pretty Things and Macbeth. Television includes: "Philip K. Dick's Electric Dreams: The Hood Maker" (Channel 4), "Black Earth Rising" (BBC), "Capital," "Frankie," "Dr Who," "Summerhill," and "Fallout." Noma made her directing debut at The Royal Court Theatre in February 2016 with I See You by Mongiwekhaya.
Jessie Fisher: Theatre includes: Broadway: Once. Regional: Constellations, Of Mice and Men (Steppenwolf Theater), Othello, The Heir Apparent, Taming of the Shrew (Chicago Shakespeare Theater), Grounded (Milwaukee Rep), The Pride (About Face Theatre), Cloud 9 (The Gift Theatre), Eleven Rooms of Proust (Lookingglass Theatre Company), Cabaret, Frankenstein (The Hypocrites), 33 Variations (TimeLine Theatre). Television includes: "Chicago Justice," "Chicago PD," and "Boss." Film includes: The Engagement Party. Jessie is a Chicago based actress, improviser, teacher (Black Box Acting Studio) and musician (co-creator of the variety show Erik and Jessie and Everyone You Know).
Richard Gallagher: Theatre includes: Broadway: 1984, The Front Page, The Lyons, The Importance of Being Earnest. Other NY credits include: The Pearl (Major Barbara), Women's Theatre Project, Lark Theatre, 59E59 Theaters. Selected regional credits include: Actors Theatre of Louisville (Angels in America parts 1 & 2), McCarter Theatre (Agatha Christie's Mousetrap), Studio Theatre (Tribes), Baltimore Centerstage, Yale Repertory Theatre and The Norman Conquests at Northern Stage, Dorset Theatre Festival and Weston Playhouse. Film: El Camino (with Elisabeth Moss). Television includes: Recurring roles in the first two seasons of "Orange Is the New Black" and season three of "Turn: Washington's Spies." Other television: "Blacklist," "Quantico," "Chicago P.D.," "Person of Interest," "Blue Bloods," "Law & Order," "As the World Turns," "Looking for Kathleen," "Wallflowers." Training: MFA, Yale School of Drama.
Susan Heyward: Theatre includes: Broadway: Trip to Bountiful; Off-Broadway: Ruined (MTC), The Purple Lights of Joppa Illinois (Atlantic), I Have Before Me A Remarkable Document Given To Me By A Young Lady From Rwanda (York Theater), The Oedipus Cycle (Pearl Theater); Regional: My Wonderful Day (Two Rivers Theater), Race (American Conservatory Theater), The Master Builder (Yale Rep), various roles including Juliet, Ophelia, Charmian, Bianca and the Herald in Othello (American Shakespeare Center). Television includes: "Vinyl" (HBO), "Powers" (Sony Playstation), "Conviction" (ABC), "Unforgettable" (A&E), "The Following" (Fox), "Michael and Michael Have Issues" (Comedy Central), "30 Rock" (NBC), "Law and Order" (NBC). Film includes: Poltergeist, Mother of George, Busted on Brigham Lane, Incredible Jessica James; upcoming: Light of the Moon. Commercials: Various national commercials for Budweiser, Chase Bank and Macy's. Training: BFA from Carnegie Mellon University
Geraldine Hughes: Training: UCLA School of Film & Television. Theatre includes: Jerusalem (Music Box Theatre & Apollo Theatre), Particle Of Dread (Signature Theatre), Cyrano De Bergerac (American Airlines Theatre), Translations (Biltmore Theatre), Molly Sweeney (Irish Repertory Theatre), Pumpgirl (City Centre Theatre), Orson's Shadow (Black Dahlia Theatre), The Cripple of Inishmaan (Santa Barbara Ensemble Theatre), The Weir (Santa Barbara Ensemble Theatre). Television includes: "Kevin Can Wait," "The Blacklist," "Blue Bloods," "Nurse Jackie," "Mercy," "The Good Wife," "Law and Order CI," "Law & Order SVU," "Law & Order," "Murder, She Wrote: The Celtic Riddle," "ER." Films include: The Book of Henry, Time Out Of Mind, Gran Torino, Rocky Balboa, Killing Lincoln, Imposter (short). Geraldine received the Los Angeles Ovation, Garland and Drama Critics Circle Awards and a Drama League Award Nomination for Outstanding Performance for her solo play Belfast Blues, which she also wrote.
Edward James Hyland: Theatre includes: Broadway: Machinal, Arcadia, Man Who Had All the Luck, Festen, The Price, Ah! Wilderness. Off-Broadway: Julius Caesar, Troilus & Cressida (Delacorte Theatre), A Better Place, Under My Skin, Juno and the Paycock. Regional: Long Wharf - Other People's Money; Pittsburgh Public - Othello, Electra, Harry's Friendly Service, Oedipus the King, The Tempest, Mary Stuart, and Much Ado About Nothing; Hartford Stage - Hamlet (CT Critics Circle Award Best Supporting Actor), I Ain't Ya Uncle; Invisible Man at The Huntington Theatre Company and Studio Theatre - D.C. (Helen Hayes Award- Best Ensemble); Paper Mill Playhouse - White Christmas, To Kill A Mockingbird; Ford's Theatre - The Heavens Are Hung in Black; Arena Stage - Passion Play, Theophilus North; Shakespeare Theatre of D. C. - Macbeth; Shakespeare Theatre of NJ, Denver Center Theatre Company, Missouri Rep, Actors Theatre of Louisville, Alabama Shakespeare Festival, among others. Television includes: "Bull," "Mr. Robot," 'The Leftovers," "Political Animals," "Boardwalk Empire," "Law & Order," "Gossip Girl," "Guiding Light," "One Life To Live." Film includes: Café Society, Bridge of Spies, Three Days In August, True Story, The Happening, The Caller, Cradle Will Rock.
Byron Jennings: Theatre includes: Broadway: She Loves Me, You Can't Take It With You, Macbeth, Arcadia, The Merchant of Venice, Inherit The Wind, Noises Off, Is HeDead, Accent on Youth, Heartbreak House, A Touch of the Poet, Twelve Angry Men, The Man Who Came To Dinner, A Month in the Country, Henry IV, Dinner At Eight, The Invention of Love, Carousel, Sight Unseen. Off-Broadway: Plenty, Waste, Don Juan, The Foreigner, Dealer's Choice, Stuff Happens, Pericles, The Merchant of Venice, On The Open Road, The Twenty-seventh Man, Ten Chimneys. Television includes: "The Good Fight," "Boardwalk Empire," "Elementary," "Billions," "Difficult People," "Deadbeat," "Damages," "White Collar," "Kings," "Gossip Girl," "Law & Order," "Liberty," "God In America." Film includes: The Greatest Showman On Earth, The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks, True Story, Lincoln, Julie & Julia, Hamlet, Civil Action, The Ice Storm, A Time To Kill, Quiz Show, A Simple Twist of Fate, I'm Losing You.
Katie Kreisler: Theatre includes: Broadway: The House of Blue Leaves, Noises Off. Off-Broadway: Poor Behavior (Primary Stages), Nikolai and the Others (Lincoln Center), Our House (Playwrights Horizons), Psych (Playwrights Horizons). Regional: Huntington Theater, Humana Fest, Berkeley Rep. Television includes: "Blacklist," "Elementary," "Younger," "The Good Wife," "Law and Order," "Always Sunny in Philadelphia," "Without A Trace," "Medium," "Girlfriends" and "The Job." Film includes: The Experimenter, Children of Invention, Melinda and Melinda, The Heights, Approaching Union Square, The Disconnected (short). Training: The Juilliard School.
Joey Labrasca: Theatre includes: Broadway Debut. Regional: An Enemy of the People, Lord of the Flies (Barrington Stage Co.), Romeo and Juliet (PSP), A Christmas Carol (Berkshire Theatre Festival). Workshops & Readings: Believer and What We Were. Training: Shakespeare and Co. (Lenox, Ma), Hartt School BFA MT.
Andrew Long: Theatre includes: Broadway: Ed in The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time. Old Vic: Richard III. Tour: War Horse. BAM: The Iceman Cometh, Richard III. Shakespeare Theatre Company: Coriolanus, Antony & Cleopatra. Guthrie: M Butterfly. Studio Theater: Frozen. Rep Theatre of St Louis: Amadeus, Enrico IV. Signature Theatre: My Fair Lady, I Am My Own Wife. Hartford Stage: Hamlet, Heartbreak House. Film includes: Blue Jasmine, NOW: In the Wings on a World Stage. Awards: Helen Hayes Award, Will Award, Lunt-Fontanne fellow.
Landon Maas: Theatre includes: Broadway: Kinky Boots. National Tour: Kinky Boots. Other Credits: Christmas Spectacular starring the Radio City Rockettes (Radio City Music Hall), A Christmas Story (Florida Repertory Theatre). National Commercial for Ram.
Kathryn Meisle: Theatre includes: Broadway: The Elephant Man (also London's West End), Outside Mullingar, A Touch of the Poet, The Constant Wife, Tartuffe (Tony Award nomination, Calloway Award), London Assurance, The Rehearsal, Racing Demon (Lincoln Center Theater). Off-Broadway credits include: Romeo & Juliet (CSC), Women Beware Women at Redbull (Calloway Award), Top Secret, The Most Fabulous Story Ever Told, Living Out (NYTW), Old Money (LTC), Much Ado About Nothing, Twelfth Night, As You Like It (Drama Desk nomination), Othello (NYSF/Delacorte). Recent Regional credits include: Macbeth (ETC), The May Queen (Geva), Cymbeline (Yale Rep), Beatrice in Much Ado About Nothing (Shakespeare Theatre, DC), Clybourne Park, The Real Thing, Three Sisters (Guthrie), A Flea in Her Ear (Williamstown), Leaving by V?clav Havel (Wilma), Creditors (La Jolla), Arkadina in The Seagull and Jaques in As You Like It (OSF). Television includes: "Private Practice," "Body Of Proof," "The Closer," "Bones," "The Unusuals," "Law & Order SVU," "Lie To Me," "Grey's Anatomy," "Damages," "New Amsterdam," "Brothers & Sisters," "Without a Trace." Film includes: The Greatest Showman, Four, Bereavement, You've Got Mail, The Shaft and Rosewood
Poppy Miller (Ginny): Training: Webber Douglas Academy of Dramatic Art. Theatre includes: Harry Potter and the Cursed Child Original Company (Palace Theatre, London), Macbeth (Filter Theatre/Bristol Tobacco Factory); Water (Filter Theatre/Sydney/New York); A Midsummer Night's Dream, Three Sisters (Filter Theatre/Lyric Hammersmith); Twelfth Night (Filter Theatre/Tricycle); A Better Woman (Marlowe Theatre, Canterbury); The Good Soul of Szechuan (Library Theatre, Manchester); The Last Days of Judas Iscariot, The Jew of Malta (Almeida); The Way of the World, Hamlet (Theatre Royal, Northampton); Switchback (Tron Theatre, Glasgow); Amy's View (Salisbury Playhouse); Bartholomew Fair, Two Gentlemen of Verona (RSC); Villette, Blue Remembered Hills (Sheffield Crucible); Mansfield Park (Chichester Festival Theatre); Blood Libel (Norwich Playhouse); Out in the Cold (BAC). Film includes: The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel, Sex & Drugs & Rock & Roll, Lighthouse, Flood and What You Will. Television includes: "Line of Duty," "A Song for Jenny," "Mapp and Lucia," "Emma," "New Tricks," "Red Cap," "Attachments," "Heartbeat," "Foyle's War," "Endeavour," "Kingdom," "Torn," "If I Had You," "The Commander 1 & 2," "In Deep," "Goldplated," "Buried," "The Fixer" and "The House of Anubis."
Jamie Parker (Harry): Theatre includes: Harry Potter and the Cursed Child Original Company (Palace Theatre, London), Guys and Dolls (Savoy/Chichester Festival Theatre); Holes in the Skin, The Coffee House, The Gondoliers (Chichester Festival Theatre); High Society (Old Vic); Assassins, Proof (Menier Chocolate Factory); Candida (Theatre Royal Bath); Cat on a Hot Tin Roof (West Yorkshire Playhouse); Henry V, Henry IV Parts One and Two, A New World, As You Like It (Shakespeare's Globe); King James Bible, The Revenger's Tragedy (NT); The History Boys (NT/Broadway); Racing Demon (Sheffield Crucible); Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead (Theatre Royal Haymarket/Chichester Festival Theatre); My Zinc Bed (Royal & Derngate); Singer (Tricycle). Film includes: The Lady in the Van, Le Weekend, Valkyrie and The History Boys. Television includes: "Count Arthur Strong," "Parade's End," "Silk," "The Hour," "Burn Up," "Horne and Corden," "Imagine Van Gogh," "Silent Witness," "Jonathan Strange and Mr Norrell," "Maxwell," "As If," "Wire in the Blood," "Lawless" and "Foyle's War."
Alex Price (Draco): Training: Webber Douglas Academy of Dramatic Art. Theatre includes: Harry Potter and the Cursed Child Original Company (Palace Theatre, London), 3 Winters (NT); Birdland (Royal Court); Before the Party (Almeida); Bingo (Young Vic/Chichester Festival Theatre); Beautiful Thing (Royal Exchange); Electra (Gate); Is Everyone Okay? (Nabokov Touring Project); Colourings (Old Red Lion). Film includes: Storage 24, A Passionate Woman, A Horse with No Name and Clubbed. Television includes: "Penny Dreadful," "Doctor Thorne," "Father Brown," "Beowulf," "Vera," "Above Suspicion," "Lewis," "Southcliffe," "Aphrodite Fry," "Going Postal," "Eric and Ernie," "Doctor Who," "Mouth to Mouth," "Merlin" and "Being Human."
Angela Reed: Theatre includes: Broadway: A Doll's House, Part 2, The Country Girl, Rock 'n' Roll, and The Rainmaker. First national tours of War Horse and Spring Awakening. Off-Broadway: Abingdon Theatre, Keen Company, Mint Theater, TACT, Classic Stage Company. Regional: Soups, Stews, and Casseroles: 1976 (Goodman Theatre), As You Like It and Thornton Wilder's Short Plays (Baltimore Center Stage), Broken Glass (Westport Country Playhouse), Othello and August: Osage County (The Old Globe), The Whale, After Ashley and Map of Heaven (Denver Center), Time Stands Still (Pittsburgh City Theatre), On Borrowed Time (Two River Theatre), Rabbit Hole (Cleveland Play House), Olly's Prison (A.R.T.), Talley's Folly (Dorset Theatre Festival), as well as productions at Actors Theatre of Louisville, Syracuse Stage, Round House Theatre, Shakespeare Theatre of NJ, Pasadena Playhouse, and St. Louis Rep, among others. Television includes: "House of Cards," "Girls," "Daredevil," "The Blacklist," "The Good Wife," "Blue Bloods," "Third Watch," "Law & Order," "Law & Order: CI," "Law & Order: SVU."
Dave Register: Theatre includes: Broadway debut. Rodolpho in the Tony-Award-winning revival of A View From the Bridge, directed by Ivo van Hove (Kennedy Center/Ahmanson Theater) Off-Broadway: Not Afraid (NYTimes Critics' Pick); world premiere of Lover I'll Bring You Back to Life at Ars Nova (co-starred and co-developed). Other Theatre: Westport Country Playhouse, and world premiere of John Cariani's "Last Gas" at Portland Stage Company. Film Includes: "The Price", "The Witch Files" and "Heightened" Television Includes: Second season of "Graves" (Epix) Training: MFA Columbia University School of the Arts
Adeola Role: Theatre includes: Broadway: Eclipsed (Helena, Rita U/S). Broadway Tour: Eclipsed (Maima). Off-Broadway: Invisible Thread (Joy). Regional: Witness Uganda (A.R.T), Lily's Revenge (A.R.T). Training: B.A. from UC Berkeley and M.F.A from MXAT/ART at Harvard University. She is also a NY based acting/dialect coach. Coaching credits include Fordham University, NSLC at Yale, City College of New York, Berkeley Playhouse and Broadway for All.
James Romney: Training: BFA from the Chicago College of Performing Arts at Roosevelt University. Theatre includes: My Fair Lady, The Merry Widow and Carousel (Lytic Opera of Chicago); Fly By Night (Theo Unique Cabaret); A Wrinkle in Time(Lifeline Theatre); The Distance (Haven Theatre); A Midsummer's Night Dream, Twelfth Night, and Man of La Mancha (Texas Shakespeare Festival). Film includes: Seeing the Elephant.
Nathan Salstone: Theatre includes: Broadway Debut! Regional: Rags (Goodspeed Opera House), The Merchant of Venice, Carousel (Texas Shakespeare Festival), Floyd Collins (Front Porch Theatricals). Training: BFA from Carnegie Mellon University School of Drama
Malika Samuel: Malika Samuel trained at NYU's Tisch School of the Arts. Theatre includes: The Music Man (Neil Simon Theater), Once on this Island 10th Anniversary Benefit Performance (Winter Garden Theater). Film includes: Central Park (Justin Reinsilber, Dir.), Kilimanjaro (Walter Strafford, Dir.), Submission (Richard Levine, Dir.). Television includes: Orange is the New Black and Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt (Netflix); Chicago PD and Law & Order SVU (NBC); The Good Wife and Person of Interest (CBS); The Big C (Showtime); and recurred on One Life to Live (ABC).
Alanna Saunders: Theatre includes: National Tour: Fiasco Theatres production of Into the Woods; Barrington: The Pirates of Penzance; CPH: Little Shop of Horrors (Keyboard II/Urchin); CTC: Peter Pan the Musical! (Wendy) CRT: A Chorus Line (Diana Morales), Gypsy (June). Television includes: NBC's "Peter Pan Live!" (Tiger Lily). Training: BFA graduate from University of Miami
Brooklyn Shuck: Theatre includes: Broadway: Annie, Matilda the Musical, Tuck Everlasting, Les Misérables. Regional: Randy Newman's Foust (City Center), Beaches (Signature Theater), Beaches (Drury Lane Theater). Television includes: "Rise" (recurring)
David St. Louis: Theatre includes: Broadway: Side Show, Harlem Song, Rent, Jesus Christ Super Star, The Scarlet Pimpernel. Off-Broadway: Joan of Arc: Into the Fire, 9 Circles. Regional: Sweeney Todd, Ain't Misbehavin', Sideshow, The Royale, Intimate Apparel, Thunder Knocking At The Door, Ruined, Parade, Cousin Bette, The Life, Ragtime, Porgy And Bess, Golden Boy, From my Hometown, Spunk, Henry V,Candide, Bessie's Blues. Television includes: "Supergirl," "The Blacklist," "Royal Pains," "NCIS," "At Your Convenience," "Third Watch," "Law and Order," "Law and Order: SVU," "A Royal Birthday," "The Jury," "One Life To Live," "Homicide Life on the Streets," "The Secret Path." Film includes: Shrader House, Trigger Effect, Temptation. Awards: Ovation award, Helen Hayes award, Lunt Fontanne Fellow.
Paul Thornley (Ron): Theatre includes: Harry Potter and the Cursed Child Original Company (Palace Theatre, London), A Chorus of Disapproval (Pinter); London Road, The Miracle (NT); The Three Musketeers (Kingston); It's A Wonderful Life (Wolsey Ipswich); In the Red and Brown Water (Young Vic); Not A Game For The Boys (Library Theatre Manchester); Private Fears in Public Places (Stephen Joseph Theatre/Orange Tree/59E59 Theatre, all New York); Noises Off (NT/Piccadilly/Comedy); Spend, Spend, Spend! (West Yorkshire Playhouse/ Piccadilly); Hamlet (Greenwich); Scrooge (West End/UK tour); A Midsummer Night's Dream, All's Well That Ends Well, The Tempest, Kiss Me, Kate (Regent's Park Open Air). Film includes: Grimsby, The Mercy, London Road, Man Up, Camera Trap, Les Misérables, Broken, Minions and Metamorphosis. Television includes: "Trauma," "The Crown," "Father Brown," "Doc Martin," "Silk," "Just William," "Life Begins," "Murderland," "Mutual Friends," "Ashes to Ashes," "Love Soup," "Death Becomes Him," "Trollied," "By Any Means," "Big Bad World," "Above Suspicion," "Poirot," "Rapunzel," "Foyle's War," "Recovery" and "Green Wing."
Stuart Ward: Theatre includes: Stuart recently starred opposite Michael Crawford in The Go Between in London's West End. He was last seen in the U.S playing the lead role of "Guy" in Once. Other theatre credits: Once (West End), The Recruiting Officer (Donmar Warehouse), Dreamboats and Petticoats (West End), The Hired Man (Off-Broadway), The Mayor of Zalamea (Liverpool Everyman). Television includes: "Downton Abbey" (ITV), "Holby City," "Anthem for Doomed Youth," "Our Girl" (BBC). Stuart is a successful Singer Songwriter. His album Pictures is available on iTunes. He's also the Lead Singer and Guitarist of Foot Stomping Bluegrass Band The Typsy Spyres, performing regularly in NYC.
Madeline Weinstein: Theatre includes: Broadway: She made her Broadway debut alongside Cynthia Nixon, Ewan McGregor, and Maggie Gyllenhaal in The Real Thing by Tom Stoppard, directed by Sam Gold. Madeline performed in the world premiere of Tracy Letts's Mary Page Marlowe at Steppenwolf, directed by Anna D. Shapiro. Film includes: Films include Beach Rats which premiered at Sundance 2017 and the Netflix feature film Alex Strangelove. Training: BA in Theatre from Northwestern University.
Alex Weisman: Theatre includes: Broadway Debut. Chicago: The History Boys (Joseph Jefferson Award); My Name Is Asher Lev, The Normal Heart (TimeLine Theatre, Associate Artist); Hand to God (Victory Gardens); Tug of War, Midsummer Night's Dream, Julius Caesar, Madness of George III (Chicago Shakespeare); Mary, A Christmas Carol (Goodman); The Good Book (Court); Peter Pan (Lookingglass) Significant Other, The Temperamentals (About Face) and many others. Television includes: Four seasons as Chout on NBC's "Chicago Fire," "Chicago Med," and "Chicago PD," "Empire." Film includes: The Pages, Black Box, Scrooge & Marley. Training: Northwestern University.
Benjamin Wheelwright: Theatre includes: Broadway & North American Tour: Christopher Boone in The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time. Other credits: The Changeling, Our Country's Good, Lion in the Streets, A Midsummer Night's Dream, The Seagull (National Theatre School), girls! girls! girls! (Emerging Artist Award recipient), The Stranger (SummerWorks) Skylight (University of Alberta), Julius Caesar, The Pillowman, Shelter (Citadel Theatre). Training: The National Theatre School of Canada.
Production photo credit: Manuel Harlan