Complete Cast and Creative Team Announced for Garth Drabinsky's SOUSATZKA

By: Nov. 28, 2016
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Based on the original novel Madame Sousatzka written by Bernice Rubens, SOUSATZKA is set in London, England in 1982 and tells the story of a musical prodigy torn between two powerful women from vastly different worlds: his mother, a political refugee from South Africa and his piano teacher, a brilliant eccentric with a shattered past. These two proud, iconoclastic women must ultimately cross cultural and racial divides to find common ground, or else jeopardize the young musician's destiny.

SOUSATZKA stars Tony Award®-winner Victoria Clark (The Light In The Piazza), Tony Award®-nominee Montego Glover (Memphis), two-time Tony Award®-winner Judy Kaye (Phantom of the Opera, Nice Work if You Can Get it), and features the Broadway debut of Jordan Barrow (The Tempest / Shakespeare in the Park).

The cast of 47 Canadian and American performers also includes principals Ryan Allen, Sara Jean Ford, Fuschia!, John Hillner, Virginia Preston, Christianne Tisdale and Nick Wyman.

The impressive ensemble includes Jewelle Blackman, Ben Bogen, Karen Burthwright, Mark Cassius, Janelle Cooper, Réjean Cournoyer, Alvin Crawford, Saccha Dennis, Bernard Dotson, Rebecca Eichenberger, Shiloh Goodin, Kira Guloien, Mary Gutzi, Tevyn Hill, Jordan Fife Hunt, Erin Lamar, Eryn LeCroy, James Levesque, Hailey Lewis, David Lindo-Reid, Monique Lund, Alison Mccaughney, Cory O'Brien, Travis Pratt, Mya Puryear, Jack Rennie, Tim Shew, Jamal Shuriah, David Silvestri, Kaden Stephen, Eva Tavares, Tryphena Wade, Charles Wallace, J.D Webster and Jonathan Winsby.

SOUSATZKA, a Garth Drabinsky production presented by Teatro Proscenium Limited Partnership (Richard Stursberg, CEO) and written by three-time Tony Award®-nominated book writer Craig Lucas (An American in Paris, The Light In The Piazza, Prelude to a Kiss) and the legendary team of Tony Award®-winning Lyricist Richard Maltby, Jr. (Closer Than Ever, Baby, Big, Fosse) and Academy Award®-winning Composer David Shire (Closer Than Ever, Baby, Big, the film Norma Rae), will begin previews on February 25.

Choreographed by ten-time Tony Award®-nominee Graciela Daniele (Ragtime, The Visit) and directed by Adrian Noble (former Artistic Director of the Royal Shakespeare Company, The Secret Garden, Macbeth /Metropolitan Opera), SOUSATZKA will officially open on Thursday, March 23, 2017 at Toronto's historic Elgin Theatre (189 Yonge Street). Tickets are on sale now at SOUSATZKA's pre-Broadway strictly limited engagement is scheduled to run through April 9, 2017. Planning is underway for an October 2017 Broadway Premiere. For more information please visit

SOUSATZKA's creative and design dream team includes Tony Award®-winning Scenic Designer Anthony Ward (Mary Stuart), Tony Award®-winning Costume Designer Paul Tazwell (Hamilton), two-time Tony Award®-winning Lighting Designer Howell Binkley (Hamilton), Olivier Award®-winning Projection Designer Jonathan Driscoll (Charlie and the Chocolate Factory), Grammy Award®-winning Sound Designer Martin Levan (Phantom of the Opera, Sunset Boulevard, Show Boat, Cats cast recording), Tony Award®-winning Orchestrator Jonathan Tunick (Sweeney Todd, Into the Woods, Titanic), Grammy Award®-winning Musical Supervisor David Caddick (Phantom of the Opera, Sunset Boulevard, LES MISERABLES cast recording), Music Director Brad Haak (An American in Paris), with additional Music and Vocal Arrangements by Grammy Award®-winning Lebo M. (The Lion King), and additional Music Arrangements by Grammy Award®-nominated Marius de Vries (the films Moulin Rouge, La La Land).