Jonathan Groff, Tammy Blanchard, Christian Borle to Star in 'Little Shop of Horrors' Revival
The hit musical will return to its off-Broadway roots this fall at New York's Westside Theatre.
Alan Menken and Howard Ashman's Little Shop of Horrors is making its off-Broadway return this fall at New York's Westside Theatre, with vets Jonathan Groff, Tammy Blanchard and Christian Borle leading the cast.
Tony winner Michael Mayer is set to direct, reuniting with his Spring Awakening star Groff in the role of Seymour Krelborn, a nebbishy orphan working at a Skid Row florist shop. The production is set to begin preview performances starting Sept. 17, with an official opening Oct. 17.
Blanchard (The Iceman Cometh) will play Seymour's beloved co-worker Audrey and Borle (a two-time Tony Award winner, for Peter and the Starcatcher and Something Rotten!) will portray her sadistic dentist boyfriend, Orin Scrivello.
The musical adaptation of the 1960 horror film features a score by Menken and a book and lyrics by the late Ashman. The show premiered off-Broadway in 1982 and became a long-running cult hit, followed by a movie musical in 1986. Little Shop of Horrors made its Broadway debut in a 2003 revival.
The production will feature choreography by Ellenore Scott; Julian Crouch-designed sets; lighting by Bradley King; costumes by Tom Broecker; sound design by Jessica Paz (Hadestown); and puppets by Nicholas Mahon. Will Van Dyke serves as music supervisor, and casting is by Jim Carnahan.
The revival is being produced by Tom Kirdahy, Robert Ahrens, Hunter Arnold, Mickey Lidell, Curt Cronin and John Joseph.