The New Group Announces Full Casting and Creatives for JERRY SPRINGER - THE OPERA
The New Group has announced full casting for the Off-Broadway premiere Jerry Springer - The Opera with Jennifer Allen, Florrie Bagel, Brandon Contreras, Sean Patrick Doyle, Bradley Greer, Luke Grooms, Nathaniel Hackmann, Billy Hepfinger, Justin Keyes, Beth Kirkpatrick, Elizabeth Loyacano, Tiffany Mann, Jill Paice, Kim Steele and Nichole Turner joining, as previously announced, Terrence Mann and Will Swenson. Jerry Springer - The Opera features Music by Richard Thomas and Book & Additional Lyrics by Stewart Lee and Richard Thomas, with Choreography by Chris Bailey. John Rando directs. This production includes Set Design by Derek McLane, Costume Design by Sarah Laux, Lighting Design by Jeff Croiter, Sound Design by John Shivers, Projection Design by Olivia Sebesky, Orchestrations by Greg Anthony Rassen and Music Direction by Michael Brennan. Previews begin January 23 in advance of an Official Opening Night on Thursday, February 22. A limited Off-Broadway engagement is slated through March 11 at The Pershing Square Signature Center (The Romulus Linney Courtyard Theatre, 480 West 42nd Street).
Jerry! Jerry! Jerry! It's "The Jerry Springer Show" as you've never seen it before, with passionate arias, soaring ballads, and giant production numbers. While the studio audience cheers, a parade of bickering guests fight and curse, until violence breaks out and Jerry (Terrence Mann) must face his trickiest guest ever, the devil himself (Will Swenson). Deeply in tune with the chaos and unrestrained id of our times, Jerry Springer - The Opera, a gleefully profane musical by Richard Thomas (Music, Book, Lyrics) and Stewart Lee (Book, Additional Lyrics) is an outrageous celebration of our national ritual of public humiliation and redemption. Jerry Springer - The Opera, winner of numerous awards including an Olivier Award for best new musical, will have its Off-Broadway premiere in this production from The New Group, choreographed by Chris Bailey and directed by John Rando.
Joining Terrance Mann (Jerry Springer) and Will Swenson (Satan), Jerry Springer - The Opera features Jennifer Allen (Irene / Mary), Florrie Bagel (Peaches), Brandon Contreras (Ensemble), Sean Patrick Doyle (Tremont), Bradley Greer (Ensemble), Luke Grooms (Dwight / God), Nathaniel Hackmann (Chucky / Adam), Billy Hepfinger (Steve), Justin Keyes (Montel / Jesus), Beth Kirkpatrick (Zandra), Elizabeth Loyacano (Andrea / Valkyrie), Terrence Man (Jerry Springer), Tiffany Mann (Shawntel / Eve), Jill Paice (Baby Jane), Kim Steele (Ensemble), Will Swenson (Warm-Up / Satan), Nichole Turner (Ensemble); and Michael Brennan (Music Direction / Keyboard), Rick Bertone (Keyboard), Harry Hassell (Woodwinds) and Adam Wolfe (Drums).
Orchestrations by Greg Anthony Rassen. This production features Set Design by Derek McLane, Costume Design by Sarah Laux, Lighting Design by Jeff Croiter, Sound Design by John Shivers and Projection Design by Olivia Sebesky. Casting by Telsey + Company, Cesar A. Rocha, CSA. Production Stage Manager: James Harker.
Jerry Springer - The Opera premiered at the National Theatre in London directed by Stewart Lee (April 29 - September 30, 2003), and played on the West End at the Cambridge Theatre (October 14, 2003 - February 19, 2005).
Tickets for Jerry Springer - The Opera are on sale now. General playing schedule: Tuesday - Friday at 7:30pm; Saturday at 2:00 & 8:00pm; Sunday at 2:00pm. Regular tickets start at $85. For single ticket purchases, please visit www.thenewgroup.org. Single tickets can also be purchased by calling Ticket Central at (212) 279-4200, or in person at 416 West 42nd Street (12-8pm daily).
Additionally, The New Group and TodayTix have announced a digital lottery for Jerry Springer - The Opera. Offering wide access to this production, the lottery will offer a limited number of $35 tickets for performances excluding opening night. TodayTix allows you to enter the lottery via the mobile app, available for download in the App Store or Google Play Store, or through the TodayTix website. The entry period begins each day at 12:01am for a selected performance, and continues until winners are notified via push notification and email 2-4 hours before the selected performance begins. Winners are offered the opportunity to purchase $35 tickets, and can pick up their tickets at Will Call beginning one hour prior to curtain. Lottery tickets and seat locations are subject to availability.
Subscriptions and memberships for The New Group's 2017-2018 season are available now. For subscription purchases and season info, please visit www.thenewgroup.org. Subscriptions can also be purchased by calling Ticket Central at (212) 279-4200, or in person at 416 West 42nd Street (12-8pm daily).
The New Group's productions are supported, in part, by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council. Jerry Springer - The Opera is made possible by the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature.