Photos & Video: Get a First Look at BOOP! THE BETTY BOOP MUSICAL

The world premiere opens tomorrow, December 6, and is running through December 24 only.

By: Dec. 05, 2023


Broadway In Chicago is presenting BOOP! The Betty Boop Musical. Now playing at Chicago’s CIBC Theatre (18 W. Monroe Street), the pre-Broadway world premiere opens tomorrow, December 6, and is running through December 24 only.
 
Check out photos and video!
 
Written by David Foster and Susan Birkenhead, the Act One closer from the new musical, is performed by Jasmine Amy Rogers and produced by David Foster. Click here to download a vertical version of the video. Click here to download a wide version of the video.
 
BOOP! The Betty Boop Musical at Broadway In Chicago’s CIBC Theatre (18 W. Monroe St.) live on stage for the first time for a limited five-week engagement, November 19 - December 24.
 
Leading the cast are Jasmine Amy Rogers as Betty Boop (Mean Girls national tour), Tony Award®-winner Faith Prince as Valentina (Guys and Dolls, “Monarch”), Ainsley Anthony Melham as Dwayne (Aladdin), Erich Bergen as Raymond (Jersey Boys, “Madam Secretary”), Stephen DeRosa as Grampy (“Boardwalk Empire”), Angelica Hale as Trisha (“America’s Got Talent” finalist), Phillip Huber (Being John Malkovich), and Anastacia McCleskey as Carol (Caroline or Change).
 
The cast also includes Lawrence Alexander (Follies), Courtney Arango (A Chorus Line), Colin Bradbury (Funny Girl), Tristen Buettel (Bad Cinderella), Joshua Michael Burrage (Cats), Gabi Campo (Some Like it Hot), Daniel Castiglione (Yes Day), Rebecca Corrigan (In the Heights), Josh Drake (Aladdin), Ian Gallagher Fitzgerald (Kinky Boots), RJ Higton (“The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel”),) Sydney Jones (A Beautiful Noise), Nina Lafarga (In the Heights), Morgan McGhee (The Who’s Tommy at the Goodman), Aubie Merrylees (To Kill A Mockingbird), Ryah Nixon (Once Upon a One More Time), Christian Probst (Bad Cinderella), Ricky Schroeder (Kinky Boots), Gabriella Sorrentino (Hamilton), Brooke Taylor (recent graduate of University of Michigan), Derek Jordan Taylor (student at Boston Conservatory), Amy Van Norstrand (Holiday Inn).
 
Tony Award®-winning director/choreographer Jerry Mitchell (Kinky Boots, Pretty Woman: The Musical, Hairspray) brings the Queen of the Animated Screen to the theater in BOOP! The Betty Boop Musical, with celebrated multiple Grammy® Award-winning composer David Foster (“I Have Nothing,” “After The Love Is Gone,” “The Prayer”), Tony Award®-nominated lyricist Susan Birkenhead (Working, Jelly’s Last Jam), and Tony Award®-winning book writer Bob Martin (The Drowsy Chaperone, The Prom).   
  
Betty Boop, that sassy-sweet champion of empowerment, that spit-curled icon of joy, that songstress of strength, comes alive in BOOP! The Betty Boop Musical, the new Broadway-bound musical comedy extravaganza. 
 
For almost a century, Betty Boop, created by animation pioneer Max Fleischer, has won hearts and inspired fans around the world with her trademark looks, voice, and style. Now, in BOOP! The Betty Boop Musical, Betty's dream of an ordinary day off from the super-celebrity in her black-and-white world leads to an extraordinary adventure of color, music, and love in New York City — one that reminds her and the world, “You are capable of amazing things.” 
 
The design and creative team for BOOP! The Betty Boop Musical includes David Rockwell, set design (Broadway: A Beautiful Noise, Into the Woods [2002], She Loves Me [2016 Tony Award®]); Gregg Barnes, costumes (Tony Awards®: The Drowsy Chaperone, Follies [2011], Some Like It Hot); Philip S. Rosenberg, lighting (Broadway: Mrs. Doubtfire, Pretty Woman); Gareth Owen, sound (Tony Award®: MJ: The Musical); Finn Ross, projection design (Tony Award® The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time); Sabana Majeed, hair & wig design (Uncut); Michael Clifton, makeup design (New York, New York); Skylar Fox, illusions design (Volkov); The Huber Marionettes, marionette Design (Darling Grenadine Jeff Award nomination); Daryl Waters, music supervision and arrangements (Broadway: The Cher Show, Shuffle Along, After Midnight); Doug Besterman, Orchestrations (Anastasia); Zane Mark, Dance Music Arrangements (Mrs. Doubtfire); and Andrew Resnick, music direction and additional arrangements (The Cher Show, Parade). Casting is by Tara Rubin (The Wiz, The Outsiders).
 
Boop-oop-a-doop! 

Photo credit: Matthew Murphy and Evan Zimmerman

Photos & Video: Get a First Look at BOOP! THE BETTY BOOP MUSICAL
Jasmine Amy Rogers and Ensemble

Photos & Video: Get a First Look at BOOP! THE BETTY BOOP MUSICAL
Stephen DeRosa, Jasmine Amy Rogers, Phillip Huber

Photos & Video: Get a First Look at BOOP! THE BETTY BOOP MUSICAL
Anastacia McCleskey and Erich Bergen

Photos & Video: Get a First Look at BOOP! THE BETTY BOOP MUSICAL
Jasmine Amy Rogers and Angelica Hale

Photos & Video: Get a First Look at BOOP! THE BETTY BOOP MUSICAL
Angelica Hale, Jasmine Amy Rogers, Ainsley Anthony Melham, and Ensemble

Photos & Video: Get a First Look at BOOP! THE BETTY BOOP MUSICAL
Stephen DeRosa and Faith Prince

Photos & Video: Get a First Look at BOOP! THE BETTY BOOP MUSICAL
Jasmine Amy Rogers,  Ainsley Anthony Melham, and Ensemble

Photos & Video: Get a First Look at BOOP! THE BETTY BOOP MUSICAL
Anastacia McCleskey, Angelica Hale, Jasmine Amy Rogers, and Erich Bergen

Photos & Video: Get a First Look at BOOP! THE BETTY BOOP MUSICAL
 Ainsley Anthony Melham, Jasmine Amy Rogers

Photos & Video: Get a First Look at BOOP! THE BETTY BOOP MUSICAL Jasmine Amy Rogers

Photos & Video: Get a First Look at BOOP! THE BETTY BOOP MUSICAL Jasmine Amy Rogers

Photos & Video: Get a First Look at BOOP! THE BETTY BOOP MUSICAL
(Center) Jasmine Amy Rogers (Betty Boop),  Ainsley Anthony Melham (Dwayne), (Far left) Erich Bergen (Raymond Demarest), Anastacia McCleskey (Carol Evans), Angelica Hale (Trisha), (Far right) Phillip Huber (Pudgy), Faith Prince (Valentina), Stephen DeRosa

 




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