Jill Paice and More to Join Terrence Mann and Will Swenson in Jerry Springer Opera
John Rando will direct the production for the New Group.
Full casting has been announced for the off-Broadway premiere of the Olivier Award-winning musical Jerry Springer — The Opera, presented as part of the New Group's 2017-18 season at the Pershing Square Signature Center.
Directed by John Rando and choreographed by Chris Bailey, Jerry Springer — The Opera is written by Richard Thomas and Stewart Lee. It presents a series of unusual characters, each of whom are desperate for their "Jerry Springer moment." In Act 1, Springer's guests include a man with a fiancée, a lover, and another lover with a secret. Act 2 depicts Springer in hell.
As previously announced, Terrence Mann will take on the role of Jerry Springer, with Will Swenson playing Satan. The complete company includes Jennifer Allen (Irene/Mary), Florrie Bagel (Peaches), Brandon Contreras (Ensemble), Sean Patrick Doyle (Tremont), Bradley Greer (Ensemble), Luke Grooms (Dwight God), Nathaniel Hackmann (Chucky/Adam), Billy Hepfinger (Steve), Justin Keyes (Montel/Jesus), Beth Kirkpatrick (Zandra), Elizabeth Loyacano (Andrea/Valkyrie), Tiffany Mann (Shawntel/Eve), Jill Paice (Baby Jane), Kim Steele (ensemble), Nichole Turner (ensemble), Michael Brennan (music direction and keyboard), Rick Bertone (Keyboard), Harry Hassell (woodwinds), and Adam Wolfe (drums).
This production features set design by Derek McLane, costume design by Sarah Laux, lighting design by Jeff Croiter, sound design by Joshua D. Reid, projection design by Olivia Sebesky, and orchestrations by Greg Anthony Rassen.
Previews begin January 23 in advance of an official opening night on Thursday, February 22. The engagement will conclude on March 11.