Complete casting announced for These Paper Bullets!


The Atlantic Theater Company has announced complete casting for its upcoming New York premiere of the Yale Repertory Theatre production of Those Paper Bullets!, written by Rolin Jones and featuring songs by Green Day Frontman and 'American Idiot' star Billie Joe Armstrong.

The cast (in alphabetical order) includes James Barry (Pedro), Stephen DeRosa (Leo Messina), Bryan Fenkart (Claude), Christopher Geary (Mr. Crumpet, Anton, Queen), Brad Heberlee (Mr. Urges, Reverend), Justin Kirk (Ben), Tony Manna (Mr. Cake), Andrew Musselman (Boris), Keira Naughton (Ulcie, Belinda Bailey), Adam O’Byrne (Don Best), Lucas Papaelias (Balth), Nicole Parker (Bea), Greg Stuhr (Mr. Berry), Ariana Venturi (Higgy), and Liz Wisan (Paulina, Noble, Frida).

Those Paper Bullets!, a co-production with the Geffen Playhouse, directed by Jackson Gay, will begin previews at the Linda Gross Theater on 20 November 2015, with an official opening on 15 December and a limited engagement through to 10 January 2016.

Synopsis: "Meet the Quartos: Ben, Claude, Balth, and Pedro. Their fans worship them. Scotland Yard fears them. And their former drummer will stop at nothing to destroy them. Can these fab four from Liverpool find true love in London and cut an album in seven nights? Those Paper Bullets! is a modish rip-off of Shakespeare’s Much Ado About Nothing with a serious backbeat."

The creative team behind Those Paper Bullets! has also been announced and features choreography by Kevin Williamson, orchestrations by Tom Kitt, music direction by Julie McBride, scenic design by Michael Yeargan, costume design by Jessica Ford, lighting design by Paul Whitaker, sound design and incidental music by Broken Chord, projection design by Nicholas Hussong, dialect coaching by Stephen Gabis, and fight direction by Mike Rossmy.

- by Tom Millward

Justin Kirk