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FIRST LOOK: Jake Gyllenhaal, Ellen Greene, and Taran Killam in Little Shop of Horrors

The musical is revived at New York City Center Encores! Off Center through July 2.

Production photos are in of Jake Gyllenhaal, Ellen Greene, and the cast of Little Shop of Horrors at New York City Center, which played its first performance tonight, July 1, and plays two more performances on July 2 as part of the Encores! Off-Center series. The mounting is directed by Dick Scanlan.

Jake Gyllenhaal as Seymour Krelborn in Encores! Off Center's Little Shop of Horrors.
(© Joan Marcus)

As previously reported, the company of the Howard Ashman-Alan Menken musical is led by Jake Gyllenhaal as Seymour and original Little Shop leading lady Ellen Greene reprising her legendary performance as Audrey.

Ellen Greene as Audrey in Little Shop of Horrors at New York City Center's Encores! Off Center series.
(© Joan Marcus)

Saturday Night Live player Taran Killam takes on the role of Orin Scrivello, D.D.S.

Taran Killam as Orin Scrivello, D.D.S. with Jake Gyllenhaal as Seymour Krelborn.
(© Joan Marcus)

Tracy Nicole Chapman, Marva Hicks, and Ramona Keller — best known for their performances as the Radio in the musical Caroline, or Change — star as the Urchins.

Tracy Nicole Chapman, Marva Hicks, and Ramona Keller as the urchins, with Jake Gyllenhaal as Seymour, and Anwar Kareem with the plant Audrey II in Little Shop of Horrors.
(© Joan Marcus)

Eddie Cooper stars as the killer plant Audrey II in the revival.

Jake Gyllenhaal as Seymour, Ellen Greene as Audrey, and Eddie Cooper as Audrey II in Little Shop of Horrors at New York City Center.
(© Joan Marcus)

Completing the company is Joe Grifasi as Mushnik.

Jake Gyllenhaal and Joe Grifasi dance to "Mushnik and Sons" in Little Shop of Horrors.
(© Joan Marcus)

Written by Ashman and Menken, Little Shop of Horrors premiered off-off-Broadway in 1982 before moving off-Broadway to the Orpheum Theatre, where it played 2,209 performances.

Jake Gyllenhaal snuggles up to Ellen Greene as Seymour and Audrey in Little Shop of Horrors.
(© Joan Marcus)

A film, featuring Greene and Rick Moranis, was released in 1986, and the musical premiered on Broadway in 2003, where it starred Hunter Foster and Kerry Butler.

The 2015 Encores! Off-Center production features sets by Donyale Werle, costumes by Clint Ramos, lighting by Mark Barton, and sound design by Leon Rothenberg.

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