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White Girl in Danger
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White Girl in Danger Tickets

New York
15 Mar 2023 - 21 May 2023
Tune in for the latest musical by Pulitzer and Tony winner Michael R. Jackson.

White Girl in Danger Information

A new musical by Pulitzer and Tony-winning writer Michael R. Jackson, White Girl in Danger, premieres off Broadway in spring 2023. Get White Girl in Danger tickets on New York Theatre Guide.

White Girl in Danger is a musical that spoofs on classic soap operas with a fresh twist. In the town of Allwhite, the white soap opera characters experience thrilling, juicy drama all the time, but the Black characters — the "Blackgrounds" — are only part of soap opera subplots about violence and slavery. Finally, one of the Blackgrounds, Keesha Gibbs, decides to step into the spotlight for once, replacing three white characters at the center of a main plot. But there's a killer running around Allwhite, so does she even want to be the center of attention?

White Girl in Danger is the second Off-Broadway musical from Jackson, following the semiautobiographical A Strange Loop in 2019. A Strange Loop then debuted on Broadway in 2022, winning the Tony Awards for Best Musical and Best Book of a Musical and receiving an additional nine nominations.

Jackson has been working on White Girl in Danger since 2017; in 2021, a concert production went up at New York Stage and Film. This Off-Broadway premiere, with Second Stage and Vineyard Theatre, is White Girl in Danger's first full-fledged production.

Lileana Blain-Cruz directs White Girl in Danger off Broadway. She is a 2022 Tony nominee for directing The Skin of Our Teeth on Broadway, and she most recently directed the new musical Dreaming Zenzile off Broadway.

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Opening date

March 15th, 2023

Closing date

May 21st, 2023




Tony Kiser Theater



Cast and creative

By: Michael R. Jackson
Songs by: Michael R. Jackson
Director: Lileana Blain-Cruz
Choreographer: Raja Feather Kelly
Producer: Second Stage Theater and Vineyard Theatre
Cast list: Latoya Edwards (as Keesha Gibbs), Liz Lark Brown (as Diane W/Barbara W/Judith W), Kayla Davion (as Florence), Jennifer Fouché (as Abilene), Morgan Siobhan Green (as Caroline), Molly Hager (as Megan White), Vincent Jamal Hooper (as Tarik Blackwell), James Jackson Jr. (as Clarence), Tarra Conner Jones (as Nell Gibbs), Alyse Alan Louis (as Maegan Whitehall), Lauren Marcus (as Meagan Whitehead), Eric William Morris (as Matthew S/Scott M/Zack Paul Gosselar)

Our review

White Girl in Danger is Michael R. Jackson’s latest musical foray. The story-within-a-story takes place in Allwhite, a fictional universe infused with soap opera tropes and flairs for the melodramatic. Here, Keesha is a “Blackground” actor stuck in a loop of slave narratives and stories of police brutality. But when Keesha gets promoted to the Allwhite Best Friend character, she sees a pathway to landing a central storyline. At the Allwhite high school, Keesha plays bestie to Megan, Maegan, and...

Latest White Girl in Danger News & Features

It took 20 years for Michael R. Jackson to get A Strange Loop, his Pulitzer- and Tony Award-winning musical that debuted on Broadway last year, to the stage. In a way, his latest Off-Broadway show, White Girl in Danger, is even longer in the making. Whereas A Strange Loop is based on personal and professional struggles from Jackson's early 20s, White Girl in Danger was born of something that's been in his life since childhood. Soap operas. "My mother and father both worked, so they would drop me...

White Girl in Danger, the new musical from Pulitzer and Tony Award winner Michael R. Jackson, has set its complete cast. The show, presented by Vineyard Theatre and Second Stage Theater at the Tony Kiser Theater, begins performances March 14 ahead of an April 10 opening night. Latoya Edwards leads the cast as Keesha Gibbs alongside Liz Lark Brown as Diane W/Barbara W/Judith W, Kayla Davion as Florence, Jennifer Fouché as Abilene, Morgan Siobhan Green as Caroline, Molly Hager as Megan White,...

A new musical by Pulitzer, Tony, and Drama Desk Award-winning writer Michael R. Jackson, titled White Girl in Danger, is set to premiere off Broadway in 2023. Performances run from March 15 to May 21, with an opening night on April 10.Jackson is best known for his semi-autobiographical musical A Strange Loop, which is currently running on Broadway. After its 2019 Off-Broadway premiere, the show won the Pulitzer Prize for Drama and many Off-Broadway awards, and its Broadway production won the...