Taylor Iman Jones

Taylor Iman Jones to step in for Lesli Margherita in Emojiland

Jones is set to cover the role of Princess from February 18 to February 23, 2020.

Tom Millward
Tom Millward

Due to prior obligations, Lesli Margherita will take a leave of absence from the new musical Emojiland later this month. Covering the role of Princess from February 18 to 23 will be Taylor Iman Jones, it was announced today.

Ms. Jones' previous stage credits include the Broadway productions of Head Over Heels and Groundhog Day, Roundabout Theatre Company's recent world premiere musical Scotland, PA, the National Tour of Green Day's American Idiot, the Kennedy Center production of The Who's Tommy and the Old Globe production of The Tale of Despereaux. She is also attached to the Broadway-bound musical, The Devil Wears Prada.

The cast of Emojiland currently includes Olivier Award winner Lesli Margherita (as Princess) and Josh Lamon (as Prince), alongside George Abud (as Nerd Face), Felicia Boswell (as Police Officer), Max Crumm (as Man In Business Suit Levitating), Dwelvan David (as Guardsman), Jacob Dickey (as Smiling Face with Sunglasses aka "Sunny"), Ann Harada (as Pile of Poo), Jordan Fife Hunt (as Man Dancing), Heather Makalani (as Kissy Face), Tanisha Moore (as Woman Dancing), Laura Schein (as Smiling Face with Smiling Eyes aka "Smize"), Tony Award nominee Lucas Steele (as Skull), and Natalie Weiss (as Construction Worker).

Emojiland began performances at The Duke on 42nd Street on January 9, 2020, ahead of an official opening on January 19, and is playing an extended run through March 19, 2020.

Emojiland features a book, music and lyrics by Keith Harrison & Laura Schein, with direction by Thomas Caruso and choreography by Kenny Ingram.

Synopsis: "Not to be confused with, and very much unlike The Emoji Movie, Emojiland is an electric ensemble piece about a diverse community of archetypes who take one another at face value: a smiling face dealing with depression; a princess who doesn't want a prince; a skull dying for deletion; a nerd face too smart for his own good; a face with sunglasses who can't see past his own reflection; and a police officer and construction worker who just want to work together. When a software update threatens to destroy life as they know it, Emojiland faces the most fundamental questions a society - and a heart - can face: Who are we? And who matters?"

The creative team features musical direction by Lena Gabrielle, scenic design by David Goldstein, costume & make-up design by Vanessa Leuck, lighting design by Jamie Roderick, sound design by Ken Goodwin, and projection design by Lisa Renkel & Possible Productions.

Emojiland is produced Off-Broadway by Arborhouse Productions & Visceral Entertainment.

Emojiland Tickets are available now.

(Photo courtesy of Daniel Demello PR)


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