Casting has been announced for the Alliance Theatre's upcoming production of Ever After, helmed by Alliance artistic director Susan V. Booth. Performances are set to run January 15, 2019-February 17, 2019, with an official January 26 opening.
Based on the Cinderella-inspired 20th Century Fox film, the story follows "Danielle de Barbarac as she risks everything to save a friend from an unjust fate, capturing the heart and imagination of a country along the way. With the help of none other than Leonardo da Vinci, Danielle must decide not only who she is, but what she'll fight for, and how far she'll go for love."
The Alliance production will star Sierra Boggess (School of Rock) as Danielle de Barbarac, Terry Burrell (The Threepenny Opera) as Queen Marie, Todd Buonopane (Rodgers Hammerstein's Cinderella) as Captain Laurent, Tony Award winner Shuler Hensley (Oklahoma!) as Leonardo da Vinci, Chris Kayser as King Francis, Jeff McCarthy (Urinetown) as Pierre Malette, Tim Rogan as Prince Henry, and Rachel York (Head Over Heels) as Baroness Rodmilla du Ghent.
The cast also features Jenny Ashman as Marguerite du Ghent, Rachel Flynn as Jacqueline du Ghent, Justin Keyes as Gustave, Jimmy Kieffer as Maurice, Rhyn Saver as Louise, Corey James Wright as Auguste de Barbarac, and Bella Yantis as Young Danielle de Barbarac. Rounding out the ensemble are Michael Biren, Jennifer Joanne Bowles, Tristen Buettel, Meghan Glogower, Tamrin Goldberg, Joshua Keith, Chani Maisonet, Lindsay Moore, Joseph J. Pendergrast, Justin Schuman, Jonathan Shew, Molly Tynes, and Kyle Vaughn.
Ever After features a score by songwriting team Zina Goldrich and Marcy Heisler (Junie B. Jones, Dear Edwina) with a book by Heisler. The creative team also includes choreography by JoAnn M. Hunter, orchestrations by Doug Besterman, music direction by Phil Reno, set design by Anna Louizos, costume design by Linda Cho, hair and wig design by Charles LaPointe, projection design by Sven Ortel, fight direction by J. Allen Suddeth, sound design by Ken Travis, and lighting design by Robert Wierzel.
Ever After had its world premiere at Paper Mill Playhouse in 2015.