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Alex Newell, John Behlmann, Andrew Durand, Caroline Innerbichler to Lead Shucked on Broadway

The new musical hails from book writer Robert Horn and songwriters Brandy Clark and Shane McAnally.

John Behlmann, Alex Newell, Caroline Innerbichler, and Andrew Durand in a promotional image for Shucked
(© Emilio Madrid)

A new musical titled Shucked — from Tony-winning scribe Robert Horn and Grammy-winning songwriters Brandy Clark and Shane McAnally — is headed to Broadway's Nederlander Theatre, beginning previews March 8, 2023 before an April 4 opening night.

Shucked will star (in alphabetical order) John Behlmann, Kevin Cahoon, Andrew Durand, Caroline Innerbichler, Ashley D. Kelley, and Alex Newell. Full casting will be announced in the coming weeks.

The production will be directed by Tony winner Jack O'Brien, with choreography by Sarah O'Gleby, music supervision/music direction/orchestrations/arrangements by Jason Howland. It will have sets by Scott Pask, costumes by Tilly Grimes, lighting by Japhy Weideman, sound by John Shivers, and hair and wig design by Mia Neal.

Set in a rural community isolated from the world by a wall of economy-driving corn stalks, Shucked follows what happens when the crop begins to fail, and a young woman leaves behind Cob County to try and find someone who can save her town.

Shucked recently played a brief pre-Broadway run at the Pioneer Theatre Company in Utah. It is the second musical from book writer Horn and composer/lyricists Clark and McAnally, following Moonshine: That Hee-Haw Musical, an unrelated project that ran in 2015 at the Dallas Theatre Center and has since been abandoned.