Read our four-star review of White Girl in Danger, the latest musical from A Strange Loop creator Michael R. Jackson that spoofs and celebrates soap operas.
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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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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)
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The cast and creative team of the new musical, created by Michael R. Jackson, dishes on the TV references and more packed into this "soap opera on steroids."