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Photo Flash: First Look at Shoshana Bean and Whitney Bashor in Broadway-Bound BEACHES

Drury Lane Productions and Jennifer Maloney-Prezioso (Broadway's Spring Awakening, Rock of Ages) present the pre-Broadway production of Beaches, A New Musical, based on the beloved novel by Iris Rainer Dart. The show began previews June 24 and opens tonight, July 2nd, running through August 16, 2015. The original musical is written by Iris Rainer Dart and Thom Thomas, with music by David Austin and lyrics by Iris Rainer Dart. The production is directed by Eric Schaeffer (Broadway's Follies, Million Dollar Quartet). BroadwayWorld has a first look at the stars in action below!

The all-star cast is led by Shoshana Bean as "Cee Cee Bloom," and Whitney Bashor as "Bertie White." The young versions of the characters are played by Presley Ryan as "Little Cee Cee" (How The Grinch Stole Christmas at Madison Square Garden, NBC's "The Sound of Music Live") and Brooklyn Shuck as "Little Bertie / Nina" (Broadway: Matilda in Matilda; Annie)

Also starring is Travis Taylor as "John Perry" (Lancelot in Camelot at Drury Lane Theatre, Sunday in the Park with George at Goodman Theatre), Nancy Voigts as "Leona Bloom" (Follies at Chicago Shakespeare Theatre, A Christmas Carol at Goodman Theatre), Kelly Anne Clark as "Rose White" (I Love You You're Perfect Now Change - Off Broadway, Victor/Victoria at the Marriott for which she won a Jeff Award), Jim DeSelm as "Michael Barron" (Tony in West Side Story at Drury Lane Theatre, TV: Chicago P.D.), Michael Accardo as "Nathan Bloom" (Full Monty at Drury Lane Theatre Water Tower, TV: Chicago P.D.), Andrew Varela as "Arthur" (Broadway: LES MISERABLES and Little Women), Samantha Pauly as "Teen Cee Cee" (Godspell at Marriott, TV: Chicago P.D. and Shameless) and Olivia Renteria (Brigadoon at Goodman Theatre, Oliver at Drury Lane Theatre) as "Teen Bertie."

Rounding out the cast are William Carlos Angulo, Heather Brorsen, Josh Kohane, Christine Mild and Holly Strauder.

Beaches will be choreographed by Lorin Latarro (Broadway: Waiting for Godot, Scandalous), with musical direction byBrian Nash (Silence!, Kathy Najimy: Lift Up Your Skirt). The production will also feature scenic design by Tony and Emmy Award-winning Derek McLane (86th Academy Awards, Broadway: Anything Goes, Ragtime), lighting design by Tony Award-winning Howell Binkley (Broadway: Jersey Boys, West Side Story, Memphis), costume design by Alejo Vietti (Broadway: Beautiful, The Carole King Musical, Jersey Boys), and sound design by Tony Award-nominated Kai Harada (Broadway: Fun Home, Follies, Million Dollar Quartet).

For more tickets and more information on Beaches and the rest of the 2015-2016 theatrical season at Drury Lane, visit www.drurylane.com.

Photo Credit: Brett Beiner

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Photo Flash: First Look at Shoshana Bean and Whitney Bashor in Broadway-Bound BEACHES
Presley Ryan (Little Cee Cee), Samantha Pauly (Teen Cee Cee), Shoshana Bean (Cee Cee Bloom), Whitney Bashor (Bertie White), Olivia Renteria (Teen Bertie) and Brooklyn Shuck (Little Bertie)

Photo Flash: First Look at Shoshana Bean and Whitney Bashor in Broadway-Bound BEACHES
Shoshana Bean (Cee Cee Bloom) and Whitney Bashor (Bertie White)

Photo Flash: First Look at Shoshana Bean and Whitney Bashor in Broadway-Bound BEACHES
Shoshana Bean (Cee Cee Bloom) and Whitney Bashor (Bertie White)

Photo Flash: First Look at Shoshana Bean and Whitney Bashor in Broadway-Bound BEACHES
Shoshana Bean (Cee Cee Bloom) and Whitney Bashor (Bertie White)

Photo Flash: First Look at Shoshana Bean and Whitney Bashor in Broadway-Bound BEACHES
Josh Kohane (Ensemble), Shoshana Bean (Cee Cee Bloom) and William Carlos Angulo (Ensemble)

Photo Flash: First Look at Shoshana Bean and Whitney Bashor in Broadway-Bound BEACHES
Presley Ryan (Little Cee Cee) and Brooklyn Shuck (Little Bertie)

Photo Flash: First Look at Shoshana Bean and Whitney Bashor in Broadway-Bound BEACHES
Shoshana Bean (Cee Cee Bloom) and Travis Taylor (John)

Photo Flash: First Look at Shoshana Bean and Whitney Bashor in Broadway-Bound BEACHES
Mike Accardo (Nathan), Nancy Voights (Leona), Brooklyn Shuck (Little Bertie) and Presley Ryan (Little Cee Cee)

Photo Flash: First Look at Shoshana Bean and Whitney Bashor in Broadway-Bound BEACHES
Travis Taylor (John) and the ensemble

Photo Flash: First Look at Shoshana Bean and Whitney Bashor in Broadway-Bound BEACHES
Shoshana Bean (Cee Cee Bloom) and Brooklyn Shuck (Nina)

Photo Flash: First Look at Shoshana Bean and Whitney Bashor in Broadway-Bound BEACHES
Shoshana Bean (Cee Cee Bloom) and Whitney Bashor (Bertie White)

Photo Flash: First Look at Shoshana Bean and Whitney Bashor in Broadway-Bound BEACHES
Whitney Bashor as Bertie White

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