Here’s a hot tip: Just because you put a strange and interesting plant in the window of your shop doesn’t mean that it’ll bring customers. But put that strange and interesting plant on a stage? Then you’ve got a hit! That’s right, folks, looks like Off-Broadway is about to get a little more terrifying with the revival of Little Shop of Horrors.
Inspired by the low-budget 1960 black comedy film of the same name, Little Shop of Horrors tells the story of a meek flower shop assistant named Seymour. He lives in the lowest gutter of Skid Row spending his days fiddling with his plants, swooning over his crush, Audrey, and dreaming of a life far away from Skid Row.
Then one day, during a total eclipse, he discovers an unusual plant he names Audrey II. The bizarreness of Audrey II brings a great deal of business for Seymour’s previously struggling shop. Things are going great until Seymour realizes there’s a catch to all his new found success. Audrey II requires a very special kind of food to survive: human blood and flesh.
The Off-Broadway show quickly grew in popularity. So much so that it sparked a musical remake of the film. Now, almost a year after the closing of the London revival, Little Shop of Horrors is back in New York with an elite cast that promises this is gonna be one hell of a show. This is according to an annoucement from Playbill. Let’s meet the cast!
Jonathan Groff will star as the dorky Seymour, Tammy Blanchard as Audrey and Christian Borle as Orin the dentist. The show also features Kingsley Leggs as Audrey II, Tom Alan Robbins as Mr. Mushnik, Ari Groover as Ronnette, Salome Smith as Crystal and Joy Woods as Chiffon. The company is rounded out by Stephen Berger, Chris Dwan, Kris Roberts, Chelsea Turbin, Eric Wright, and Teddy Yudain.
The production, directed by Michael Mayer, is set to run for a limited time of October 17th through November 24th at The Westside Theatre. Click here for ticket info!
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