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Go-Go's Musical Head Over Heels to End Broadway Run in 2019

The musical is directed by Michael Mayer.

Andrew Durand as Musidorus and Alexandra  Socha as Philoclea in a scene from Head Over Heels.
Andrew Durand as Musidorus and Alexandra Socha as Philoclea in a scene from Head Over Heels.
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Head Over Heels, the new Broadway's musical featuring the songs of the Go-Go's, will end its run at the Hudson Theatre on January 6, 2019. It will have played 188 regular performances and 37 previews. An American tour is in the works for 2019, and licensing rights for stock and amateur productions will be available via Broadway Licensing.

Based on Sir Philip Sidney's The Arcadia, Head Over Heels is described as "an unpredictable, Elizabethan romp about a royal family that must prevent an oracle's prophecy of doom. In order to save their beloved kingdom, the family embarks on an extravagant journey wrought with mistaken identities, jealous lovers, sexual awakening, scandal and self-discovery, where everything (and everyone) is not quite what it seems."

Directed by Michael Mayer, the cast of Head Over Heels features Andrew Durand, Taylor Iman Jones, Jeremy Kushnier, Bonnie Milligan, Tom Alan Robbins, Alexandra Socha, Rachel York, and Peppermint, the RuPaul's Drag Race star who, with this production, becomes the first trans woman to create a principal role on Broadway.

The ensemble includes Sharon Catherine Brown, Yurel Echezarreta, Lisa Finegold, Brian Flores, Ari Groover, Tanya Haglund, Arica Jackson, Gregory Liles, Gavin Lodge, Samantha Pollino, Justin Prescott, Tanner Ray Wilson, and Ricardo Zayas.

Head Over Heels features musical supervision, orchestrations, and arrangements by Tom Kitt and choreography by Spencer Liff. The musical features an original book by Jeff Whitty and is adapted by James Magruder. The creative team also includes Julian Crouch (scenic and puppet design), Arianne Phillips (costume design), Kevin Adams (lighting design), Kai Harada (sound design), and Andrew Lazarow (projections design), with Kimberly Grigsby as musical director and Lisa Iacucci as production stage manager.