Gideon Glick to Take Over as Seymour in Off-Broadway's Little Shop of Horrors
The off-Broadway revival of Little Shop of Horrors has not only extended for seven more weeks — now running through March 8, 2020, at the Westside Theatre — but has also announced that Gideon Glick (To Kill a Mockingbird) will take over the role of Seymour beginning January 21. Glick had previously performed the role during current star Jonathan Groff's scheduled two-week leave in November. Groff's last performance as Seymour will be on Sunday, January 19.
Directed by Michael Mayer, Little Shop of Horrors currently stars Groff as Seymour, Emmy winner Tammy Blanchard as Audrey, and two-time Tony winner Christian Borle as Orin Scrivello D.D.S. The cast also includes Tom Alan Robbins as Mushnik, Kingsley Leggs as the Voice of Audrey II, Ari Groover as Ronnette, Salome Smith as Crystal, and Joy Woods as Chiffon. Rounding out the company are Stephen Berger, Chris Dwan, Kris Roberts, Chelsea Turbin, Eric Wright, and Teddy Yudain.
The creative team includes choreographer Ellenore Scott, scenic designer Julian Crouch, lighting designer Bradley King, costume designer Tom Broecker, sound designer Jessica Paz, puppet designer Nicholas Mahon, puppets by Monkey Boys Productions, and music supervisor, orchestrator, and arranger Will Van Dyke.
With this run, Howard Ashman and Alan Menken's beloved musical will return to its roots, having premiered off-Broadway in 1982 before being revived on Broadway in 2003 and at New York City Center in 2015. The intimate production will offer "an unprecedented opportunity to get close — maybe too close — to an incredible plant with an insatiable appetite."