STAGE TUBE: First Look at Highlights of FIVE GUYS NAMED MOE at Arena Stage
Come and dance the blues away with Five Guys Named Moe! Helen Hayes Award winner Robert O'Hara (Bootcandy, director of The Mountaintop at Arena Stage) returns to Arena Stage to direct an explosive, reimagined tribute to the "King of the Jukebox"-legendary composer and saxophonist Louis Jordan. BroadwayWorld has a first look at highlights below!
This modernized production features new orchestrations for classic songs, including "Let the Good Times Roll" and "Is You Is or Is You Ain't My Baby," and a contemporary twist on the five Moes, now a hit boy band set in 2014. This dynamic musical revue features musical direction by Darryl G. Ivey (assistant music director for original Broadway production of Five Guys Named Moe) and choreography by Byron Easley (off-Broadway's Langston in Harlem). A co-production with Cleveland Play House, Five Guys Named Moe runs November 14-December 28, 2014 in the Kreeger Theater.
The cast features Sheldon Henry (South Pacific national tour) as Big Moe, Kevin McAllister (Ford's Theatre's Violet) as Nomax, Paris Nix (Seussical national tour) as Eat Moe, Jobari Parker-Namdar (Arena Stage's My Fair Lady) as No Moe, Travis Porchia (Drury Lane Theatre's Hairspray) as Four-Eyed Moe and Clinton Roane (Broadway's The Scottsboro Boys) as Little Moe.