Head Over Heels

Head Over Heels

Head Over Heels is a new, raucous musical comedy based on The Arcadia by Sir Philip Sidney. It also showcases the songs from the most successful all-female rock band of all time... The Go-Go's!

Take a trip to Arcadia for a colorful, gender-fluid, pronoun-flaunting, pop-rock-infused journey that might just be the most all-inclusive one ever to be taken on the Great White Way. With a delightful book by Jeff Whitty and James Magruder, our fearless and sometimes conniving protagonists sing, dance and hump their way through a tale of scandalous romance, sexual awakenings, drag disguises and an ominous prophecy destined to come true. Sound like fun? It sure is.

Head Over Heels is a bright mix of 17th century costumes (with a modern twist) and 1980s disco lights courtesy of designers Arianne Phillips and Kevin Adams, respectively, all deliciously choreographed by Spencer Liff, who makes big dance numbers out of the musical's score. Go-Go's hits such as “We Got the Beat,” “Get Up and Go,” “Cool Jerk,” “Vacation,” “Our Lips Are Sealed,” “Lust to Love,” and the title song “Head Over Heels” - as well as Belinda Carlisle’s solo hits “Mad About You” and “Heaven is a Place on Earth” - have never been performed so exuberantly!

And hats off to "Ru Paul's Drag Race" star Peppermint, who became the first transgender woman to ever originate a principal role on Broadway. And yes, folks, she has got the beat!

The world premiere of Head Over Heels was staged at the Oregon Shakespeare Festival during the summer of 2016. A pre-Broadway run played the Curran in San Francisco from April 10 through to May 6, 2018, with performances beginning at the Hudson Theatre on Broadway on June 23, 2018, ahead of an official opening on July 26.

(Photos by Joan Marcus)

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Running time: 
2hrs 15mins (including 1 intermission)
Categories: 
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About Head Over Heels:

Deliriously funny and sexy, Head Over Heels is a tantalizing odyssey wrought with mistaken identities, jealous lovers, romance and scandal. This lavishly quick witted new musical takes us on an extravagant journey where everything (and everyone) is not quite what it seems. What happens next?… Our lips are sealed!

By:
Book by Jeff Whitty, adapted by James Magruder
Producer:
Rick Ferrari, Donovan Leitch, Christine Russell, Gwyneth Paltrow, Louise Gund, Hunter Arnold and Tom Kirdahy
Director:
Michael Mayer
Songs by:
The Go-Go's
Lighting:
Kevin Adams
Sound:
Kai Harada
Design:
Julian Crouch
Choreography:
Spencer Liff
Costume:
Arianne Phillips
Cast list:
Andrew Durand (as Musidorus), Taylor Iman Jones (as Mopsa), Jeremy Kushnier (as Basilius), Bonnie Milligan (as Pamela), Peppermint (as Pythio), Tom Alan Robbins (as Dametas), Alexandra Socha (as Philoclea), and Rachel York (as Gynecia)
Other info:
Musical Supervision, Orchestrations & Arrangements by Tom Kitt
Head Over Heels Performance Dates & Times
Previews from: 
June 23, 2018
Opening date: 
July 26, 2018
Closes: 
January 6, 2019
MatineeEvening
Monday--
Tuesday-7pm
Wednesday2pm8pm
Thursday-7pm
Friday-8pm
Saturday2pm8pm
Sunday3pm-

Performance schedules for all shows are subject to change.

Hudson Theatre

Address:
139-141 West 44th Street (between Broadway and 6th Avenue), New York, NY 10036
Nearest subway station:
Times Square - 42nd Street station

Latest Head Over Heels News & Features

Interview with Head Over Heels star Bonnie Milligan
December 1, 2018

As the Broadway premiere of Head Over Heels heads, clicking its heels, towards its final performance at the Hudson Theatre on January 6, 2019, we recently got the opportunity to reach out to one of the show’s leading ladies and get her thoughts on perhaps Broadway’s most colorfully inclusive show.

Our Head Over Heels Review

Let’s start with, I had a really good time at Head Over Heels at the Hudson Theatre. I actually did walk out onto 44th Street humming the tunes. That’s partly because they were familiar.   Billed as a “new musical” Head Over Heels is lashed to the thrum of the early 80s hits of The Go-Go’s. (I know, you think you don’t remember the Go-Go’s…but the songs linger in your lizard brain. “Mad About... Read more