Heathers: The Musical announces cast

The complete cast has been announced for the New York premiere of Heathers The Musical, the stage adaptation of Daniel Waters' film "Heathers," opening at New World Stages / Stage 1 on 31 Mar 2014, following previews from 17 Mar 2014, where it will play through to 07 Sep 2014

Many members of the cast from the premiere engagement in L.A. will be continuing their roles Off-Broadway, including Barrett Wilbert Weed as 'Veronica' and "Liv and Maddie" actor Ryan McCartan as 'JD.' Taking on the roles of The Heathers are Jessica Keenan Wynn as 'Heather Chandler,' Elle McLemore as 'Heather McNamara' and Alice Lee as 'Heather Duke.'

Other cast members include Katie Ladner as 'Martha Dunnstock,' Jon Eidson as 'Ram Sweeney,' Evan Todd as 'Kurt Kelly,' Tony Award-winner Anthony Crivello as 'Ram's Dad/Big Bud Dean,' Dan Cooney as 'Kurt's Dad/Veronica's Dad/Principal' and Michelle Duffy as 'Ms. Fleming/Veronica's Mom.'

Completing the cast are Dan Domenech, Cait Fairbanks, Rachel Flynn, Molly Hager, Charissa Hogeland, AJ Meijer and Dustin Sullivan.

Director Andy Fickman said

Talk about drooling much...that's exactly what we did when we assembled this truly exciting, talented and fresh-faced company to play these iconic roles. If you are doing a musical based on Heathers, your cast can't just be very - they have to be very very.
Featuring book, music and lyrics by Tony Award nominee Laurence O'Keefe ('Legally Blonde') and Emmy Award winner Kevin Murphy ("Reefer Madness"), Heathers The Musical is directed by Andy Fickman, with choreography by Emmy Award winner Marguerite Derricks.

September, 1989. Westerberg High is terrorized by a shoulder-padded, scrunchie-wearing junta: Heather, Heather and Heather, the hottest and cruelest girls in all of Ohio. But misfit Veronica Sawyer rejects their evil regime for a new boyfriend, the dark sexy stranger J.D., who plans to put the Heathers in their place -- six feet under. Heathers The Musical is a uplifting parable for anyone who's ever been in love, in trouble, or in high school.

The production features sets by Timothy R. Mackabee, costumes by Amy Clark, lightingby Jason Lyons and sound by Jonny Massen.

The feature film "Heathers" was released in March 1989 and helped launch the careers of actors Winona Ryder (Veronica), Christian Slater (J.D.) and Shannen Doherty (Heather Duke). The film became a cult favorite, spawning memorable phrases such as "What's your damage?", "It'll be very," and "Are we going to prom or to hell?" that have since enriched the pop culture lexicon. In 2006, "Heathers" was included in the top five of Entertainment Weekly's list of the "Greatest High School Movies of All Time".

The musical arrives Off-Broadway direct from its world premiere engagement at the Hudson Backstage Theatre in Los Angeles.

The show is produced Off-Broadway by J. Todd Harris, Andy Cohen, Amy Powers, Bruce Bendell, Jamie Bendell, Scott Prisand, Scott Benson and Big Block Theatrical. Fickman, Murphy and O'Keefe are also producers.

Barrett Wilbert WeedRyan McCartan

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