The Public Theater has announced complete casting today for The Fortress of Solitude, a world premiere musical with a book by Itamar Moses and music and lyrics by Michael Friedman. Conceived and directed by Daniel Aukin, the musical will begin performances on September 30 and run through November 2, with an official press opening on October 22.
The complete cast of The Fortress of Solitude will feature Ken Barnett (Abraham Ebdus), Kyle Beltran (Mingus), Adam Chanler-Berat (Dylan), André de Shields (Senior), Carla Duren (Marilla), Rebecca Naomi Jones (Lala, Abby), Jahi Kearse (Raf, Henry, Desmond, Jared), Kevin Mambo (Junior), Malaiyka Reid (Swing), Noah Ricketts (Swing), David Rossmer (Arthur), Conor Ryan (Radio Guy, Mike, Gabe), Kristen Sieh (Rachel Ebdus), Britton Smith (Subtle Distinction), Brian Tyree Henry (Robert), Akron Watson (Subtle Distinction), Alison Whitehurst (Skater Girl, Liza), and Juson Williams (Subtle Distinction).
Based on the nationally best-selling novel of the same name by 2005 MacArthur Fellow Jonathan Lethem, The Fortress of Solitude is a coming-of-age story that takes place in 1970s Brooklyn and beyond. The Fortress of Solitude at the Public is a coproduction with Dallas Theater Center.
The Fortress of Solitude will feature scenic design by Eugene Lee, costume design by Jessica Pabst, lighting design by Tyler Micoleau, sound design by Robert Kaplowitz, projection design by Jeff Sugg, and hair and wig design by Leah Loukas.