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Roundabout Theatre Company announces full cast of Scotland, PA
Ryan McCartan & Taylor Iman Jones are set to star in the world premiere musical at the Laura Pels Theatre.
Roundabout Theatre Company has now revealed complete casting for the previously announced upcoming world premiere musical Scotland, PA, which is set to begin previews at the Laura Pels Theatre on September 14, 2019, ahead of an official opening on October 15 and a limited engagement through December 8, 2019.
The cast will include (in alphabetical order) Jeb Brown (as Duncan), Jay Armstrong Johnson (as Banko), Taylor Iman Jones (as Pat), Lacretta (as Mrs. Lenox), Megan Lawrence (as McDuff), Ryan McCartan (as Mac), Will Meyers (as Malcolm), Wonu Ogunfowora (as Stacey), David Rossmer (as Doug), Alysha Umphress (as Jessie), and Kaleb Wells (as Hector).
The musical features a book by Michael Mitnick and music & lyrics by Adam Gwon, based on the film written by Billy Morrissette and inspired by William Shakespeare's The Tragedy of Macbeth.
The production will be directed by Lonny Price, choreographed by Josh Rhodes and will feature music direction by Vadim Feichtner.
Synopsis: "In Scotland, PA, revenge is a dish best served with fries. This deliciously dark new musical comedy, based on the cult film (and the bard's Macbeth), springs to life in a sleepy Pennsylvania town (population 1,203—and dropping), where a burger-joint manager and his wife cook up a plan to super-size their lives. As their ambitions grow and the bodies fall, the couple finds out just how far they’ll go for a taste of the oh-so-tempting American dream."
The creative team behind Scotland, PA will also feature orchestrations by Frank Galgano & Matt Castle, scenic design by Anna Louizos, costume design by Tracy Christensen, lighting design by Jeanette Yew, and sound design by Jon Weston.
Scotland, PA was commissioned by Roundabout following Adam Gwon's premiere of Ordinary Days in 2009 and has been in the development stages of readings and workshops at Roundabout since 2014. The production will also mark the first new musical at the Laura Pels Theatre since 2011's Death Takes a Holiday.
The original film "Scotland, PA" was released in 2001, starring James LeGros, Maura Tierney, and Christopher Walken, and was nominated for the Grand Jury Prize at the Sundance Film Festival.
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