Ben Platt, Ciara Reneé, and More Join Charlie Rosen's Broadway Big Band for Upcoming Show
The 17-piece jazz orchestra reimagines showtunes.
Joining the previously announced Hannah Elless (Godspell), Rebecca Naomi Jones (Hedwig and the Angry Inch), Lauren "LOLO" Pritchard (Spring Awakening), and Nicholas Christopher (Whorl Inside a Loop) are Ben Platt (Dear Evan Hansen), Julia Mattison (Godspell), Gerard Canonico (Brooklynite), Janet Krupin (If/Then), and Ciara Reneé (Pippin).
The evening reimagines classic showtunes for a full-size jazz orchestra of 17 musicians, led by musical director, bandleader, and Drama Desk-nominated orchestrator Rosen, who coproduces the show alongside director Max Friedman.
Rosen is a 2015 Drama Desk Award nominee for his contributions to the orchestrations of Jason Robert Brown's Honeymoon in Vegas score, and he could recently be heard in the orchestra of Kander and Ebb's The Visit. He has previously worked on the Broadway productions of Cyrano de Bergerac; One Man, Two Guvnors; Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson; and 13.
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