Take a bite out of the new Off-Broadway musical Teeth, running for a limited time at Playwrights Horizons this year. The 2007 cult classic dark comedy movie now sings, and Anna K. Jacobs and Pulitzer Prize winner Michael Jackson are behind the contemporary music, lyrics, and book. Check back for information on Teeth tickets on New York Theatre Guide.
A legendary, R-rated fable, the Teeth musical follows Christian teenager Dawn, who discovers that when men wrong her, she bites back. Not from her mouth, but from her vagina. A pitch-black comedy and campy romp, this story shows how one girl turns her bodily curse into her saving grace. In a cast led by Drama Desk Award nominee Alyse Alan Louis and Broadway mainstay Steven Pasquale, Teeth unearths desire, revenge, and the slippery line between cult and community.
Jackson returns to Playwrights Horizons with his second musical following A Strange Loop, which premiered there before winning a Tony Award and a Pulitzer Prize. His collaborator is composer and co-book writer Anna K. Jacobs, who wrote in an essay about Teeth off Broadway, “The more I composed for Dawn, the more I embodied her, and the more I embodied her, the more I was flooded with icky, uncomfortable memories: memories of feeling revolted by the way my body took on puberty, like I’d somehow followed a recipe wrong.”
Directed by Obie Award winner Sarah Benson and choreographed by Princess Grace Award winner Raja Feather Kelly, Teeth promises to be a thrilling and ferociously funny musical. Tickets to Teeth in New York will be available soon.
February 21st, 2024
March 31st, 2024
By: Anna K. Jacobs and Michael R. Jackson
Songs by: Anna K. Jacobs (music) and Michael R. Jackson (lyrics) Director: Sarah Benson
Choreography: Raja Feather Kelly
Producer: Playwrights Horizons
Cast list: Alyse Alan Louis (as Dawn O'Keefe), Courtney Bassett (as Promise Keeper Girl Becky), Phoenix Best (as Promise Keeper Girl Fiona), Will Connolly (as Brad O’Keefe), Jason Gotay (as Tobey/Truthseeker), Jenna Rose Husli (as Promise Keeper Girl Trisha), Jared Loftin (as Ryan/Truthseeker), Lexi Rhoades (as Promise Keeper Girl Rachael), Wren Rivera (as Promise Keeper Girl Stephanie), Helen J Shen (as Promise Keeper Girl Keke)
Design: Adam Rigg Costumes: Enver Chakartash
Lighting: Jane Cox and Stacey Derosier
Sound: Palmer Hefferan
Other info: Orchestrations by Kris Kukul, special effects design by Jeremy Chernick, music supervision by Julie McBride, music contracting by Kristy Norter, intimacy direction by Crista Marie Jackson, fight direction by Robert Westley
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