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Darren Criss, Evan Rachel Wood to star in 'Little Shop of Horrors'

Emmy Award winner Criss will return to the stage in the hit Off-Broadway musical revival, while Emmy nominee Wood will make her New York stage debut.

Gillian Russo
Gillian Russo

Welcome to Skid Row! Darren Criss and Evan Rachel Wood will join the cast of Little Shop of Horrors off Broadway beginning on January 30. They replace current stars Corbin Bleu and Constance Wu, who play their final performances on January 28.

Criss, who will step in as Seymour, is best known for his breakout role as Blaine Anderson on the TV show Glee and his Emmy- and Golden Globe-winning performance as Andrew Cunanan in The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story. On stage, he has performed in shows including Hedwig and the Angry Inch, How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying, and American Buffalo.

Wood makes her New York stage debut as Audrey in Little Shop of Horrors. She is an Emmy and Golden Globe nominee for her roles as Dolores in Westworld and Veda Pierce in Mildred Pierce. Her other best-known credits include the independent film Thirteen (Golden Globe nomination), The Wrestler, and Frozen 2.

Alongside Criss and Wood, the continuing Little Shop of Horrors cast includes Bryce Pinkham as Dr. Orin Scrivello, D.D.S.; Brad Oscar as Mr. Mushnik; Aaron Arnell Harrington as The Voice of Audrey II; D’Kaylah Unique Whitley as Ronnette; Tiffany Renee Thompson as Crystal; and Khadija Sankoh as Chiffon.

Little Shop of Horrors follows hapless flower shop worker Seymour, who strikes a deal with a flesh-eating plant for fame and fortune — in exchange for fresh meat. The revival of Alan Menken and Howard Ashman's hit musical has played at the Westside Theatre since 2019 and earned multiple Outstanding Revival awards.

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