2ST announces complete casting for Invisible Thread
The Second Stage Theatre Company has announced casting for the upcoming New York premiere of Matt Gould and Griffin Matthews' new musical Invisible Thread, directed by Tony Award winner Diane Paulus, which will begin previews at the Tony Kiser Theatre on 31 October 2015, before an official opening on 2 December, and a limited run through to 27 December 2015.
The cast includes co-creator Griffin Matthews, along with Melody Betts, Rodrick Covington, Kevin Curtis, Tyrone Davis, Jr., Nkrumah Gatling, Latrisa Harper, Jason Herbert, Aisha Jackson, Kristolyn Lloyd, Michael Lluwoye, Corey Mach, Tiffany Mann, Griffin Matthews, Jeremy Pope, Jamard Richardson, Nicolette Robinson, Adeola Role, Conor Ryan, and Jamar Williams.
Synopsis: "Determined to find his place in the world, 20-something Griffin leaves his job and his New York City apartment to volunteer for a charity in Africa. But when his altruistic aspirations collide with the real world, his life is changed in unexpected and profound ways. Inspired by a true story, this new musical infuses a world pop score with African beats in a journey about discovering whether changing the world is even possible."
Invisible Thread is produced in association with the American Repertory Theater, where the musical held its world premiere in February 2014 under the title of 'Witness Uganda.'
Matt Gould & Griffin Matthews