Joshua Henry, Ciara Renée & Ryan Vasquez

Joshua Henry, Ciara Renée & Ryan Vasquez to star in The Wrong Man at MCC Theater

The Wrong Man begins performances at the Robert W. Wilson MCC Theater Space on September 18, 2019.

Tom Millward
Tom Millward

MCC Theater has now announced initial casting for the previously reported and eagerly anticipated world premiere musical The Wrong Man, which features a book, music & lyrics by multi-platinum songwriter Ross Golan and is set to play the Newman Mills Theater within the the Robert W. Wilson MCC Theater Space from September 18 through October 27, 2019, with an official opening scheduled for October 7.

Leading the cast will be Grammy and three-time Tony Award nominee nominee Joshua Henry, Ciara Renée, and Ryan Vasquez.

Mr. Henry earned Tony nominations for his performances in CarouselViolet, and The Scotsboro Boys, and his other Broadway credits include Shuffle AlongBring It On The Musical, The Gershwins' Porgy and Bess, Green Day's American Idiot, and Lin-Manuel Miranda's In the Heights. He has also starred as Aaron Burr in the Chicago and National Tour productions of Hamilton.

Ms. Renée has starred on Broadway in Big Fish and the 2013 revival of Pippin and she was last seen on the New York stage in Keen Company's 2016 revival of Tick, Tick... Boom!

Mr. Vasquez's previous Broadway credits include WaitressHamilton, and Wicked.

Additional casting will be announced at a later date.

The Wrong Man marks the reunion of Hamilton's Tony Award-winning director and orchestrator: Thomas Kail and Alex Lacamoire (who also provides music supervision and vocal arrangements). The musical will also be choreographed by by two-time Emmy Award winner Travis Wall.

Synopsis: "In this singular and exciting new work, the wrong man meets the wrong woman in the wrong place at the wrong time. Set in Reno, Nevada, The Wrong Man tells the story of Duran, a man just scraping by, who is accused of a murder he says he didn't commit."

The creative team behind The Wrong Man features music direction by Taylor Peckham, scenic design by Tony Award winner Rachel Hauck, costume design by Jennifer Moeller, lighting design by Betsy Adams, and sound design by Tony Award winner Nevin Steinberg.

Ross Golan, who has written hit songs for such recording artists as Justin Bieber, Michael Bublé, Selena Gomez, Ariana Grande, Idina Menzel, and P!nk to name just a few, will also release a concept album of the musical via Interscope Records. An animated concept film, which he directs alongside John Hwang, also celebrated its world premiere at the Tribeca Film Festival on April 27, 2019.

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