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Ellen Greene and Jake Gyllenhaal Have Out-of-This-World Opening in Little Shop of Horrors

Lee Wilkof, the original Seymour, was on hand to help usher in this new production.

Ellen Greene and Jake Gyllenhaal take their curtain call on the opening night of Little Shop of Horrors at New York City Center.
(© David Gordon)

New York City Center's concert production of Little Shop of Horrors celebrated the opening night of its completely-sold-out run on July 1. Directed by Dick Scanlan, the musical revival, presented by Encores! Off-Center, continues through July 2.

The company of the Howard Ashman-Alan Menken musical is led by Jake Gyllenhaal (Constellations) as Seymour and original Little Shop leading lady Ellen Greene reprising her legendary performance as Audrey. Saturday Night Live player Taran Killam takes on the role of Orin Scrivello, D.D.S., with Tracy Nicole Chapman, Marva Hicks, and Ramona Keller — best known for their performances as the Radio in the musical Caroline, or Change — as the Urchins. Completing the company are Joe Grifasi (The Mystery of Edwin Drood) as Mushnik and Eddie Cooper (TV's Forever) as the voice of talking alien plant Audrey II.

Joining the new Little Shop cast for the festivities were composer Menken and the original Seymour, Lee Wilkof. Check out TheaterMania's photos in the gallery below.

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