Lucas Steele joins the cast of Emojiland The Musical
New musical Emojiland is set to begin performances at The Duke on 42nd Street on January 9, 2020.
Tony Award nominee Lucas Steele has been cast in the previously announced production of new musical Emojiland, taking on the role of Skull. He joins a cast led by Broadway favorites Lesli Margherita and Josh Lamon, reprising their respective roles as Princess and Prince from the New York Musical Festival, alongside Ann Harada (as Pile of Poo), Felicia Boswell (as Police Officer), Natalie Weiss (as Construction Worker), George Abud (as Nerd Face), and Laura Schein (as Smiling Face with Smiling Eyes aka "Smize").
Lucas Steele earned a Tony nomination in 2017 for his performance as Anatole in Natasha, Pierre & The Great Comet of 1812 and previously made his Broadway debut in the 2006 revival of The Threepenny Opera.
He commented: "I'm thrilled to be joining this incredible cast led by director Tom Caruso. If laughter is the best medicine, prepare to be healed in Emojiland."
The Off-Broadway limited engagement of Emojiland is scheduled to begin previews at The Duke on 42nd Street on January 9, 2020, ahead of an official opening on January 19, and will run through March 8, 2020.
Emojiland features a book, music and lyrics by Keith Harrison & Laura Schein, with direction by Thomas Caruso and choreography by Kenny Ingram.
Synopsis: "Not to be confused with, and very much unlike The Emoji Movie, Emojiland is an electric ensemble piece about a diverse community of archetypes who take one another at face value: a smiling face dealing with depression; a princess who doesn’t want a prince; a skull dying for deletion; a nerd face too smart for his own good; a face with sunglasses who can’t see past his own reflection; and a police officer and construction worker who just want to work together. When a software update threatens to destroy life as they know it, Emojiland faces the most fundamental questions a society – and a heart – can face: Who are we? And who matters?"
The creative team behind Emojiland features musical direction by Lena Gabrielle, scenic design by David Goldstein, costume & make-up design by Vanessa Leuck, lighting design by Jamie Roderick, sound design by Ken Goodwin, and projection design by Lisa Renkel & Possible Productions.
Emojiland is produced Off-Broadway by Arborhouse Productions & Visceral Entertainment.
(Photo courtesy of Dan Demello)