Colin Hanlon, Tony Vincent, Terence Archie & More to Lead Robert Schenkkan's THE 12 in Denver
The Denver Center for the Performing Arts has announced the full creative team and partial casting for the Theatre Company's world premiere of The 12, a brand new rock musical with book and lyrics by Tony Award winner Robert Schenkkan (All The Way) and music and lyrics by Neil Berg (Grumpy Old Men).
"The score of The 12, while totally original, is my open love letter to many of the great genres in the history of classic rock and roll, and can only be tackled by powerful, authentic voices," said composer Neil Berg. "We are thrilled with the cast we have assembled so far and cannot wait to bring this unique musical to Denver."
Partial casting for The 12 includes Terence Archie (Rocky) as John, Jeannette Bayardelle (Hair, The Color Purple) as Mother Mary, Anthony Fedorov ("American Idol" Season 4 finalist, Rent) as Andrew, Colin Hanlon (Rent, Wicked, "Modern Family", "Submissions Only") as Pete, and Tony Vincent ("The Voice", American Idiot, Jesus Christ Superstar, We Will Rock You) as Tom.
The creative team is made up of theatre veterans Richard Seyd (Director), Connor Gallagher (Choreographer), Michael Mancini (Music Director), Wendy Bobbitt Cavett (Music Supervisor), John Iacovelli (Scenic Designer), Denitsa Bliznakova (Costume Designer), Lap Chi Chu (Lighting Designer), and Zach Williamson (Sound Designer).
Thrilling, heart-pounding music and one of the most influential stories of all time unite in The 12, for what Broadwayworld.com calls "a powerful rock and roll experience that rises up from where Jesus Christ Superstar ends." The 12, set to an original, authentic classic rock music score, follows the disciples as they face the ultimate test of faith in the wake of their leader's unthinkable death.
Complete casting for The 12 will be announced at a later date.
The 12 will close the 2014/15 Theatre Company season, running March 27- April 26, 2015 (opening April 3) in the Stage Theatre.