HOW TO DANCE IN OHIO Cast Will Reunite for Times Square Concert

The original Broadway cast will come together for a one-night-only special performance on Monday, May 20, 2024, at Palladium Times Square. 

By: Apr. 09, 2024
HOW TO DANCE IN OHIO Cast Will Reunite for Times Square Concert
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How to Dance in Ohioinspired by Alexandra Shiva’s Peabody Award-winning documentary of the same name, has announced a special reunion concert of the show’s original Broadway cast on Monday, May 20, 2024 at Palladium Times Square. 

For this one-night-only event, the original on-stage cast will perform selections from the show backed by the musical’s Broadway band. The evening will also include special appearances by production team members and fans who have contributed to the production’s legacy.

In the parts of the real-life autistic young adults featured in the HBO documentary, are a cast of seven autistic actors, all making their Broadway debuts: Desmond Edwards (he/they) as Remy, Amelia Fei [Yi-Hsuan Fei] (she/her) as Caroline, Madison Kopec (they/she) as Marideth, Liam Pearce (he/him) as Drew, Imani Russell (they/them) as Mel, Conor Tague (he/him) as Tommy, and Ashley Wool (she/her) as Jessica.
Broadway veteran Caesar Samayoa (he/him; Come from Away, Sister Act) starred as renown psychologist Dr. Emilio Amigo and Cristina Sastre (she/her; Legally Blonde at The Muny) played his daughter Ashley Amigo. Also featured in the cast were Broadway veterans Haven Burton (she/her; Shrek the Musical, Violet) as Terry, Darlesia Cearcy (she/her; Shuffle Along, Once On This Island) as Johanna, Carlos L Encinias (he/him; Les Miserables), Nick Gaswirth (he/him; …The Great Comet of 1812), and Melina Kalomas (she/her; Young Frankenstein). The complete cast also included Jean Christian Barry (they/them; Stranger Sings), Collin Hancock (he/him), Hunter Hollingsworth (he/him), Marina Jansen (they/them), Martín Solá (he/him; On Your Feet!). Ayanna Nicole Thomas (she/her), and Marina Pires (she/her; Aladdin, On Your Feet!). 

How to Dance in Ohio is about a group of young autistic adults and their families prepare for their first-ever formal dance—facing challenges that break open their routines, as they experience love, stress, excitement, and independence.  The musical began previews on November 15, 2023, officially opened on Sunday, December 10, and played through February 11, 2024 at the Belasco Theatre. 

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