Sing Street, which has received a critically acclaimed, world premiere at the New York Theatre Workshop, is enjoying a sold-out engagement, prompting a move to Broadway this spring. The musical will transfer to the Lyceum Theatre, commencing previews on Thursday, March 26, 2020, with an official opening night set for April 19.
Based on the motion picture written and directed by John Carney, the stage incarnation of Sing Street features a score by Gary Clark (front man of Danny Wilson) and Carney, with a book by Enda Walsh (Lazarus). Rebecca Taichman, the Tony Award-winning director of Indecent, will helm the piece, with Sonya Tayeh (Moulin Rouge) providing the choreography.
When Sing Street arrives on Broadway, the cast will include Max Bartos (Uncut Gems) as Darren, Brendan C. Callahan (She Loves Me) as Gary, Billy Carter (Hangmen) as Robert, Zara Devlin (Hecuba) as Raphina, Jakeim Hart (“Blue Bloods”) as Larry, Martin Moran (All The Rage) as Brother Baxter, Anne L. Nathan (Once) as Sandra, Johnny Newcomb (The Last Ship) as Barry, Brenock O’Connor (“Alex Rider”) as Conor, Gian Perez (In the Heights) as Kevin, Sam Poon (Runaways) as Eamon, Skyler Volpe (The Hello Girls) as Anne, Amy Warren (Women of a Certain Age) as Penny, off-stage cover Ilan Eskenazi (“Iron Fist”), and Anthony Genovesi as Sing Street’s drummer.
The show will also feature the talents of seven-time Tony Award winner Bob Crowley (An American in Paris) as scenic & costume designer. Sound design will be executed by Tony Award winner Darron L West & Charles Coes (Lobby Hero), music supervision, with orchestrations & arrangements by Tony Award winner Martin Lowe (Harry Potter and the Cursed Child).
“Dublin, 1982. Everyone is out of work. Thousands are seeking bluer skies across the Irish Sea. Sixteen-year-old Conor and his schoolmates turn to music to escape troubles at home and impress a mysterious girl. With a score that embraces the new wave sounds of the era, Sing Street celebrates the thrill of first love and the power of music.”
Mark Robinson is the author of the two-volume encyclopediaThe World of Musicals, The Disney Song Encyclopedia, and The Encyclopedia of Television Theme Songs. His latest book, Sitcommentary: The Television Comedies That Changed America, released on October 15. He maintains a theater and entertainment blog at markrobinsonwrites.com.
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