Photo Flash: First Look at Ken Ludwig's THE GODS OF COMEDY At McCarter
A young Classics professor puts her career-and her love life-in peril, and calls on the gods of Ancient Greece to save her. Things don't go according to plan when the gods who show up are The Gods of Comedy!
Thus begins the latest tour-de-force by comic genius Ken Ludwig, the two-time Olivier Award-winning playwright who penned Lend Me a Tenor, Moon over Buffalo, and many other tales beloved by theatergoers around the world. The Gods of Comedy is the fourth premiere of Mr. Ludwig's at McCarter following Baskerville: A Sherlock Holmes Mystery, A Comedy of Tenors, and his thrilling adaptation of Agatha Christie's Murder on the Orient Express.
The Gods of Comedy is directed by Amanda Dehnert (Baskerville: A Sherlock Holmes Mystery at McCarter) and runs March 12 - 31 in the Matthews Theatre. Press opening is Saturday, March 16 at 8 p.m. Tickets start at $25. The play is produced in association with The Old Globe.
Get a first look at photos from the production below!
The cast consists of seven artists making their McCarter debuts, including Jessie Cannizzaro (Puffs at New World Stages); Steffanie Leigh (the title role in Broadway's Mary Poppins); Jevon McFerrin (Hamilton on Broadway, Smokey Robinson in Motown on Broadway); Keira Naughton (Broadway's The Rivals, Three Sisters); Brad Oscar (numerous Broadway credits including Tony Award® nominations for Something Rotten! and The Producers); George Psomas (Broadway's South Pacific and Fiddler on the Roof); and Shay Vawn (soot and spit at The New Ohio Theatre).
The design team includes a mix of new and returning McCarter artists including Drama Desk and Lortel Award nominated scenic designer Jason Sherwood (recently: Rent the musical, Live on Fox!); costume designer Linda Roethke (Richard III at The Public); lighting designer Brian Gale (dozens of theater credits, 24 years with The Walt Disney Company); sound designer Darron L West (McCarter's Murder on the Orient Express); wig designer Carissa Thorlakson (McCarter's A Christmas Carol); illusion designer Jim Steinmeyer (Into the Woods, Beauty and the Beast on Broadway), and choreographer Ellenore Scott (King Kong: The Musical on Broadway).
Photo Credit: T. Charles Erickson
Shay Vawn and Jevon McFerrin