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John Gallagher Jr., Stark Sands to Lead Swept Away at Arena Stage

The Avett Brothers musical premiered in 2022 at Berkeley Rep.

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A scene from Swept Away at Berkeley Rep in 2022
(© Kevin Berne)

John Gallagher Jr., Stark Sands, Wayne Duvall, and Adrian Blake Enscoe will star in the Arena Stage production of Swept Away, a new musical featuring the songs of the Avett Brothers. This quartet returns to the show after leading the world premiere production at Berkeley Rep in the winter of 2022.

With a book by John Logan and direction by Michael Mayer, Swept Away is set in 1888 and follows the four survivors of a shipwreck as they each face the consequence of what it takes to stay alive.

Complete casting and creative team are still to be announced. The show runs November 25-December 30 in the Kreeger Theater.

Watch Sands and Endscoe perform the song “Murder in the City” below: