Casting is set for the upcoming New York City Center Encores! production of John Latouche and Jerome Moross' The Golden Apple. Directed by Michael Berresse, with music direction by Rob Berman and choreography by Joshua Bergasse, the production runs May 10-14.
The Golden Apple will star Mikaela Bennett (Penelope), Ashley Brown (Mrs. Juniper, Madame Calypso), Carrie Compere (Lovey Mars, the Siren), Jason Kravits (Menelaus, Scylla), Alli Mauzey (Miss Minerva Oliver, the Scientist), Lindsay Mendez (Helen), N'Kenge (Mother Hare), Ryan Silverman (Ulysses), and Rasta Thomas (Paris).
The ensemble includes Florrie Bagel, Daniel Berryman, Michael Buchanan, Brian Cali, Max Chernin, Andrew Cristi, Laura Darrell, Dionne Figgins, Hannah Florence, Tamar Greene, Jeff Heimbrock, Leah Horowitz, Monté J. Howell, Donald Jones Jr., Andrea Jones-Sojola, Naomi Kakuk, Evan Kasprzak, Reed Kelly, Bruce Landry, Quentin Oliver Lee, Brandon Leffler, Michael X. Martin, Skye Mattox, Sarah Meahl, Justin Prescott, Lindsay Roberts, Sarrah Strimel, Joseph Torello, Kathy Voytko, and Nicholas Ward.
Helen of Troy as a bored housewife? Ulysses as a dashing hero of the Spanish-American War? The whimsical and toweringly ambitious 1954 musical The Golden Apple has all that and more, reshaping the myths of The Iliad and The Odyssey into an all-American fable that conjures up the days when pie-baking contests were cutthroat and lovers eloped in hot-air balloons.
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