World Premiere of GATSBY at A.R.T. Pushes First Preview Date

The cast includes Solea Pfeiffer, Isaac Powell, Eleri Ward and more.

By: May. 23, 2024
World Premiere of GATSBY at A.R.T. Pushes First Preview Date
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The world premiere musical Gatsby at A.R.T. will now begin previews on May 26. It was previously set to begin performances today, May 23. 

The production revealed in a statement on Instagram: 

"Due to inoperable air conditioning at the Loeb Drama Center during the current heatwave, we have been forced to adjust the Gatsby performance schedule in order to ensure the health and safety of our audiences, artists, crew, and staff." 

F. Scott Fitzgerald’s legendary novel The Great Gatsby comes to new life in this world-premiere musical with a score by international rock star Florence Welch(Florence + The Machine) and Oscar and Grammy Award nominee Thomas Bartlett (Doveman), and a book by Pulitzer Prize winner Martyna Majok (Cost of Living). 

Gatsby is staged by Tony Award-winning director Rachel Chavkin (Hadestown; Natasha, Pierre & The Great Comet of 1812; Moby-Dick) with choreography by Tony Award winner Sonya Tayeh (Moulin Rouge!).

The cast includes Isaac Powell (Gatsby), Charlotte MacInnes (Daisy), Ben Levi Ross (Nick), Cory Jeacoma (Tom), Eleri Ward (Jordan), Solea Pfeiffer (Myrtle), Matthew Amira (Wilson), and Adam Grupper (Wolfsheim).

The ensemble includes Nick Bailey, Kailey Boyle, Runako Campbell, Jada Clark, Joshua Grosso, Alex Haquia, Gabriel Hyman, Matt Kizer, Lorenzo Pagano,Chris Ralph, Christopher M. Ramirez, Shea Renne, Aliza Russell, Shota Sekiguchi, and Maya Sistruck. Cameron Burke, Jacob Burns, Mia DeWeese, Paige Krumbach, Justin Gregory Lopez are swings. Sam Simahk is the standby for Gatsby. 

The Gatsby creative team includes MacArthur Fellow and Tony Award-winning scenic designer Mimi Lien, who returns to A.R.T. having previously designed Moby-Dick and Natasha, Pierre & The Great Comet of 1812. Academy Award-winning costume designer Sandy Powell (The Young Victoria, The Aviator, Shakespeare in Love) makes her A.R.T. debut. Lucille Lortel Award-winning lighting designer Alan Edwards (Henry Clark) returns to the A.R.T. having previously designed Twilight: Los Angeles, 1992 in the 2022/23 Season. Olivier Award-winning sound designer Tony Gayle (My Neighbour Totoro) makes his A.R.T. debut. Matthew Armentrout is the Hair and Wig Designer, Sarah Cimino is the Make-up Designer, Rocío Mendez is the Fight and Intimacy Director, and Nissy Aya is the Dramaturg. Gatsby music supervision is by Kimberly Grigsby (Days of Wine and Roses: The Musical), and Wiley Deweese (The Lightning Thief) is the music director.