PUFFS Welcomes New Cast Members; Anna Dart, Alex Haynes, and More
PUFFS or: Seven Increasingly Eventful Years at a Certain School of Magic & Magic has announced that new cast members will join the company of the show's record breaking run at New World Stages. Original cast members Langston Belton, Julie Ann Earls, A.J. Ditty, and Eleanor Phillips, who have been with the show since the first public performance at the People Improv Theater, and James Fouhey, who joined Puffs when it transferred Off Broadway, are leaving the show.
The new cast - which will start together onstage Monday, August 20 - includes Anna Dart (Hannah, Others), Alex Haynes (Cedric/Voldy), Reginald Keith Jackson (Oliver), Sonia Mena (Megan) and Harry Waller (Narrator). From its origins at the Peoples Improv Theater in 2015 to its official Off-Broadway opening at the Elektra Theater in 2016, and now entertaining over 35,000 audience members, Puffs continues its remarkable journey. The show's record breaking run at New World Stages (340 West 50th Street) is on sale through March 3, 2019. For tickets, please visit www.PuffsthePlay.com.
As its international profile and audience response has exploded, the Australian debut of Puffs - the show's first-ever global expansion, which made history by becoming Melbourne's longest running play of the last century - concluded its landmark engagement yesterday, Sunday, August 12. The Melbourne production was presented by Tilted Windmills Theatricals (John Arthur Pinckard & David Carpenter) in partnership with Australia's leading touring and ticketing company TEG [LIVE], at the Alex Theater in St. Kilda.
Earlier this year, fans across the country experienced the excitement of the stage play on the big screen through Fathom Events.
PUFFS - presented by Tilted Windmills Theatricals (John Arthur Pinckard & David Carpenter) - takes a hilarious second look at everyone's favorite world of wizards through the eyes of the Puffs, a lovable group of magical misfits. PUFFS is written by Matt Cox and directed by Kristin McCarthy Parker. Tickets are now on sale at www.Telecharge.com.
For seven years a certain boy wizard went to Wizard School. This, however, is not his story. This is the story of The Puffs... who just happened to be there too. This is a play for anyone who has never been destined to save the world. Puffs, or: Seven Increasingly Eventful Years at a Certain School of Magic & Magic is a Potter inspired comedy for anyone who has ever felt like a secondary character in someone else's story. The play gives you a new look at a familiar adventure from the perspective of three new heroes just trying to make it through magic school.
The full company currently features Lacy Allen, Michael Axelrod, Langston Belton, Madeleine Bundy, Jessie Cannizzaro, Nick Carrillo, Broderick Clavery, Anna Dart, A.J. Ditty, Kullan Edberg, James Fouhey, Alex Haynes, Criena House, Jake Keefe, Andy Miller, Sonia Mena, Zac Moon, Keith Rubin, Stephen Stout and Leanne Velednitsky. Puffs has production and costume design by Madeleine Bundy, lighting design by Herrick Goldman, sound design by Matt Cox and original music by Brian Hoes. Daniel Kuney/KGM Theatrical serves as general manager.
Photo Credit: Hunter Canning