High Art Meets Trash TV in Jerry Springer — The Opera
Terrence Mann stars as the titular talk show host opposite Will Swenson as Satan.
The first set of photos has been released for the off-Broadway premiere of the Olivier Award-winning musical Jerry Springer — The Opera, which recently began previews. The show is set to open February 22 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.
Featured in the cast are Terrence Mann as 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.