Kenita R. Miller is among the cast of Bella: An American Tall Tale at Playwrights Horizons.
Kenita R. Miller is among the cast of Bella: An American Tall Tale at Playwrights Horizons.
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Casting is set for the upcoming Playwrights Horizons of Kirsten Childs' new musical Bella: An American Tall Tale, directed by Robert O'Hara and choreographed by Camille A. Brown. It will begin previews May 19 with opening night set for June 2. The limited engagement will conclude July 2.

Featured in the company are Marinda Anderson, Yurel Echezarreta, Brandon Gill, Olli Haaskivi, Ashley D. Kelley, Kevin Massey, Jo'Nathan Michael, Kenita R. Miller, Paolo Montalban, Gabrielle Reyes, Britton Smith, and NaTasha Yvette Williams.

In the show, Bella (Kelley) takes us on the trip of a lifetime to escape her scandalous past and bounce into the arms of her awaiting Buffalo Soldier (Smith). This co-world premiere production had an initial run at Dallas Theater Center last fall.

The production will feature scenic design by Clint Ramos, costume design by Dede M. Ayite, lighting design by Japhy Weideman, sound design by Lindsay Jones, projection design by Jeff Sugg, and hair, wig, and makeup design by Dave Bova and J. Jared Janas. Orchestrations are by Tony Award winner Daryl Waters, vocal arrangements are by Childs, music direction and additional arrangements are by Rona Siddiqui, and music coordinator is John Miller.

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