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Photo Flash: Alex Timbers, Sonya Tayeh and More in Opening Night of Old Globe's THE LAST GOODBYE

The Old Globe presents The Last Goodbye, a new musical fusing Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet with the incendiary songs of the legendary singer-songwriter Jeff Buckley. Conceived and adapted by Michael Kimmel, the rock musical is directed by two-time Tony Award nominee Alex Timbers (Peter and the Starcatcher, Bloody BloodyAndrew Jackson). Choreography is by Emmy Award nominee Sonya Tayeh ("So You Think You Can Dance"), and orchestrations, music direction and arrangements are by Kris Kukul. The Last Goodbye will run on the Donald and Darlene Shiley Stage in the Old Globe Theatre, part of the Globe's Conrad Prebys Theatre Center, now through Nov. 3, 2013. Check out the opening night photos below!

CAST: Hale Appleman (Mercutio), Jay Armstrong Johnson (Romeo), Stephen Bogardus (Friar Laurence), Nancy Snow Carr (Lady Montague), Shannon Cochran (Lady Capulet), Talisa Friedman (Juliet), Brandon Gill (Benvolio), Bryan Scott Johnson (Montague), Eric Morris (Paris), Daniel Oreskes (Capulet), Tonye Patano (Nurse), Wallace Smith (Prince) and Jeremy Woodard (Tybalt) with JAmes Brown III, Billy Bustamante, Drew Foster, Adam Perry,Steve Schepis and Nik Walker (Ensemble), Megan Carmitchel (Additional Vocals), Bradley Gibson (Swing) andAdam Cochran (Band Singer).

CREATIVE TEAM: Michael Kimmel (Conceiver and Adapter), Jeff Buckley (Music and Lyrics), Alex Timbers(Director), Sonya Tayeh (Choreography), Kris Kukul (Orchestrations, Music Direction and Arrangements),Christopher Barreca (Scenic Design), Jennifer Moeller (Costume Design), Justin Townsend (Lighting Design), Ken Travis (Sound Design), Ian Hersey (Text Consultant), Kate Waters (Fight Director), Jacob Grigolia-Rosenbaum(Associate Fight Director), Carrie Gardner, CSA (Casting) and Peter Lawrence (Production Stage Manager).

Tickets are now on sale, and can be purchased online at, by phone at (619) 23-GLOBE or by visiting the Box Office at 1363 Old Globe Way in Balboa Park.

Photo Credit: Doug Gates

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Adam Cochran and Scotty Arnold

Bradley Gibson

Michael Kimmel with Pamela Zimmerman

Kris Kukul, Adam Cochran and Michael Kimmel

Mary Guibert

Peyton Royal and Billy Bustamante

Shannon Cochran and Daniel Oreskes

Tonye Patano and Brandon Gill

Sonya Tayeh, Tonye Patano and Alex Timbers

Sonya Tayeh (center) with cast members (from left) Steve Schepis, Brandon Gill, Wallace Smith, Nik Walker, Jay Armstrong Johnson, Adam Perry and JAmes Brown III

Sonya Tayeh and Al Blackstone

Patrick Carmitchel and Megan Carmitchel

Hale Appleman, Jay Armstrong Johnson and Brandon Gill

Jay Armstrong Johnson

Talisa Friedman

Barry Edelstein, Talisa Friedman, Jay Armstrong Johnson, Alex Timbers and Michael G. Murphy

Alex Timbers

Harvey White and Sheryl White, Production Sponsors (far right), with cast members (from left) Brandon Gill, Talisa Friedman, Eric Morris, Hale Appleman, Jay Armstrong Johnson and Jeremy Woodard

Talisa Friedman and AJ Shively

Talisa Friedman, Jay Armstrong Johnson and Keala Settle

Talisa Friedman and Jay Armstrong Johnson

Sonya Tayeh

Geno Carr and Nancy Snow Carr

Bryan Scott Johnson and Nancy Snow Carr

Stephen Bogardus

Eric Morris, Drew Foster, Jeremy Woodard, Adam Perry and JAmes Brown III

Daniel Oreskes and orchestrator, music director and arranger Kris Kukul

Jacob Grigolia-Rosenbaum

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