Oh, shucks! A new Broadway musical, titled Shucked, has announced an opening in spring 2023. Performances will begin March 8 at the Nederlander Theatre ahead of an April 4 opening night. Shucked marries musical comedy with country flair, bringing together artists from both these worlds on its creative team. Jack O’Brien, the five-time Tony Award-winning director of Hairspray, directs, and the book is by Tootsie Tony winner Robert Horn. They’ve teamed up with Grammy-winning country...
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Perk up your ears — the new musical Shucked is on Broadway in 2023. Get Shucked tickets on New York Theatre Guide now.
The Shucked musical takes place in Cob County, a town surrounded by a thick wall of corn. It sustain's the town's livelihood and (literally) keeps everyone together — until the crop begins to die. So the farmgirl Maizy ventures out to the big city of Tampa and comes back with a "corn doctor" to help save the town. But he might have a husk around his true identity.
The creative team behind Shucked are the cream of the crop. Songwriters Brandy Clark and Shane McAnally are behind tunes by Kacey Musgraves, Reba McEntire, Sheryl Crow, Kelly Clarkson, and more, and now make their Broadway debuts. Bookwriter Robert Horn won a 2019 Tony Award for writing the book for the Tootsie musical, and director Jack O'Brien is a five-time Tony Award winner for directing Hairspray, Henry VI, and all three parts of The Coast of Utopia. His other musical credits include Catch Me If You Can, The Full Monty, and Dirty Rotten Scoundrels.
O'Brien, Clark, McAnally, and Horn first came together to create Moonshine, a country musical based on the world of the comedy variety show Hee Haw. Moonshine's 2015 world premiere in Dallas flopped, however, so the team separated from the Hee Haw brand and completely rewrote the story. This new, entirely original iteration has become Shucked on Broadway.
Shucked premiered in 2022 at Salt Lake City, Utah's Pioneer Theatre Company. Most of the Utah cast transferred to Broadway with the show, including Caroline Innerbichler, Alex Newell, John Behlmann, and Andrew Durand.
Get ready to have plenty of corny fun at this new Broadway musical. Get tickets to Shucked in New York now.
SHUCKED is a hilarious new musical fable about an unlikely hero, an unscrupulous con man, and an unforgettable battle for the heart and soil of a small town. Grammy Award ® winners Shane McAnally and Brandy Clark, the biggest names in country music, now make their Broadway debut with a score as fresh and golden as, well corn itself! Together with a book by Tony Award winner Robert Horn (Tootsie), and direction by Tony Award winner by Jack O’Brien (Hairspray), this corn-fed, corn-bred American musical is sure to satisfy your appetite for great music – and great musical theater.
Starring John Behlmann (Tootsie, Significant Other), Alex Newell, Kevin Cahoon, Andrew Durand, Caroline Innerbichler and Ashley D. Kelley
March 8th, 2023
Cast and creative
By: Robert Horn
Songs by: Shane McAnally and Brandy Clark
Director: Jack O’Brien
Choreographer: Sarah O'Gleby
Cast list: Caroline Innerbichler (as Maizy), John Behlmann (as Gordy), Kevin Cahoon (as Peanut), Andrew Durand (as Beau), Alex Newell (as Lulu), Ashley D. Kelley (as Storyteller 1)
Design: Scott Pask
Costumes: Tilly Grimes
Lighting: Japhy Weideman
Sound: John Shivers
Other info: Hair and wig design by Mia Neal; music supervision, music direction, orchestrations, and arrangements by Jason Howland