'Hell's Kitchen' sets Broadway cast
The musical is loosely based on the life experiences of Grammy Award-winning musician Alicia Keys and features over a dozen of her hits and lesser-known songs.
UPDATE: The Hell's Kitchen Broadway cast has been completed. The below article reflects the full cast list.
There's nothing they can't do! Hell's Kitchen on Broadway has set initial casting, with multiple stars reprising their roles from the musical's world premiere at The Public Theater in fall 2023. Broadway performances begin March 28 ahead of an April 20 opening.
The Hell's Kitchen cast includes Maleah Joi Moon as Ali, Tony Award nominee Shoshana Bean as Jersey, Tony nominee Brandon Victor Dixon as Davis, Kecia Lewis as Miss Liza Jane, and Chris Lee as Knuck.
All reprise their roles from the Public production, and Moon makes her Broadway debut with the show.
The ensemble includes Chad Carstarphen as Ray, Vanessa Ferguson as Tiny, Jakeim Hart as Q, Jackie Leon as Jessica, Nyseli Vega as Millie, Lamont Walker II as ‘Riq, Rema Webb as Crystal, Reid Clarke, Chloe Davis, Nico DeJesus, Timothy L. Edwards, David Guzman, Raechelle Manalo, Sarah Parker, and Niki Saludez.
The understudies and swings include Desmond Sean Ellington, Badia Farha, Gianna Harris, Takia “Tiki” Hopson, Jade Milan, Onyxx Noel, Susan Oliveras, Aaron Nicholas Patterson, William Roberson, Donna Vivino, and Oscar Whitney Jr.
Set to the songs of Alicia Keys, Hell's Kitchen follows 17-year-old Ali (a character loosely inspired by a young Keys) as she finds love, family, and her passion for music in the title Manhattan neighborhood where she grew up. The show is directed by Michael Greif and choreographed by Camille A. Brown, who also held those roles for the Public production.
Additional creative team members returning from the Public include scenic designer Robert Brill, costume designer Dede Ayite, lighting designer Natasha Katz, sound designer Gareth Owens, projection designer Peter Nigrini, and hair and wig designer Mia Neal.
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Photo credit: Maleah Joi Moon, Shoshana Bean, and Brandon Victor Dixon. (Photos courtesy of production)
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