FIRST LOOK: Jake Gyllenhaal, Ellen Greene, and Taran Killam in Little Shop of Horrors
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.
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.
Saturday Night Live player Taran Killam takes on the role of Orin Scrivello, D.D.S.
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.
Eddie Cooper stars as the killer plant Audrey II in the revival.
Completing the company is Joe Grifasi as Mushnik.
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.
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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