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Michael R. Jackson's White Girl in Danger Announces Complete Casting

The writer of ”A Strange Loop” has a new musical coming to off-Broadway.

Latoya Edwards will star as Keesha in Michael R. Jackson's White Girl In Danger.
Latoya Edwards will star as Keesha in Michael R. Jackson's White Girl In Danger.

Vineyard Theatre and Second Stage Theater have announced complete casting for their co-production of Michael R. Jackson's White Girl in Danger, which is slated to begin previews at Second Stage's Tony Kiser Theater off-Broadway on March 14, 2023 ahead of an official opening night on April 10.

According to a press description of White Girl in Danger, "The citizens of the soap opera town Allwhite face high-stakes drama and intrigue all the days of their lives. But Keesha Gibbs and the other Blackgrounds have been relegated to backburner stories of slavery and police violence for all of theirs. Keesha is determined to step out of the Blackground and into the center of Allwhite's juiciest stories. Can Keesha handle the Allwhite attention—especially from the Allwhite Killer on the loose? What role do the other Blackgrounds play in Keesha's Allwhite schemes? And just whose story is this anyway?"

Latoya Edwards will star as Keesha. The cast will also feature Liz Lark Brown, Kayla Davion, Jennifer Fouché, Morgan Siobhan Green, Molly Hager, Vincent Jamal Hooper, James Jackson Jr., Tarra Conner Jones, Alyse Alan Louis, Lauren Marcus, and Eric William Morris. LaDonna Burns, Melessie Clark, Alexis Cofield, Shane Donovan, Jon-Michael Reese, and Natalie Walker round out the cast as understudies.

Jackson is the Tony- and Pulitzer Prize-winning writer of A Strange Loop, which is running at Broadway's Lyceum Theatre until January 15. As with A Strange Loop, Jackson serves as composer, lyricist, and book writer of White Girl in Danger.

Lileana Blain-Cruz directs, with choreography by Raja Feather Kelly. Meg Zervoulis will serve as music director.

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