The New Group reveals complete casting for Jerry Springer - The Opera
Jill Paice and more complete the cast of the Off-Broadway premiere of Jerry Springer - The Opera.
The New Group has now confirmed complete casting for the upcoming off-Broadway premiere of Jerry Springer - The Opera, which begins performances at the Pershing Square Signature Center on January 23, 2018, ahead of an official opening on February 22 and a limited engagement through to March 11, 2018.
Joining previously announced 3-time Tony Award nominee Terrence Mann (as Jerry Springer) and Tony Award nominee Will Swenson (as Warm-Up / Satan), will be Jennifer Allen (as Irene / Mary), Florrie Bagel (as Peaches), Sean Patrick Doyle (as Tremont), Luke Grooms (as Dwight / God), Nathaniel Hackmann (as Chucky / Adam), Billy Hepfinger (as Steve), Justin Keyes (as Montel / Jesus), Beth Kirkpatrick (as Zandra), Elizabeth Loyacano (as Andrea / Valkyrie), Tiffany Mann (as Shawntel / Eve), and Jill Paice (as Baby Jane), with ensemble members Brandon Contreras, Bradley Greer, Kim Steele, and Nichole Turner.
Jerry Springer - The Opera features music & lyrics by Richard Thomas and a book & additional lyrics by Stewart Lee and Richard Thomas. This New Group production is directed by Tony Award winner John Rando and choregraphed by Chris Bailey.
Synopsis: Jerry! Jerry! Jerry! It’s “The Jerry Springer Show” as you’ve never seen it before, with passionate arias, soaring ballads, and giant production numbers. While the studio audience cheers, a parade of bickering guests fight and curse, until violence breaks out and Jerry must face his trickiest guest ever, the devil himself. Deeply in tune with the chaos and unrestrained id of our times, Jerry Springer – The Opera is a gleefully profane musical and an outrageous celebration of our national ritual of public humiliation and redemption.
The creative team features music direction by Michael Brennan, orchestrations by Greg Anthony Rassen, scenic design by Derek McLane, costume design by Sarah Laux, lighting design by Jeff Croiter, sound design by John Shivers, and projection design by Olivia Sebesky.
Jerry Springer – The Opera premiered at the National Theatre in London in 2003, transferred to the Cambridge Theatre in the West End and eventually won "Best New Musical" at the Olivier Awards in 2004.