Justin Kirk and Nicole Parker to Lead New York Production of These Paper Bullets!
The Atlantic Theater presents Rolin Jones' new play, which features songs by Green Day's Billie Joe Armstrong.
Atlantic Theater Company has announced casting for its upcoming production of Rolin Jones' These Paper Bullets!, running November 20-January 10 after a runs at the Geffen Playhouse and Yale Repertory Theatre.
Presented as "a modish ripoff" of Shakespeare's classic comedy, the play follows Ben, Claude, Balth, and Pedro. The four make up the wildly popular band Quartos. Worshipped by fans, feared by Scotland Yard, and hounded by their former drummer, who is determined to destroy them, they arrive in London. In only seven nights, the fab four from Liverpool will travel to London and attempt to cut an album and woo their way to true love. As usual, however, true love may end up making fools of them all.
Justin Kirk and Nicole Parker will lead the cast as Ben and Bea, reprising performances they originated in Los Angeles. They join fellow Los Angeles cast members James Barry as Pedro, Chris Geary as Mr. Crumpet, Anton, and Queen, Brad Heberlee as Mr. Urges and Reverend, Tony Manna as Mr. Cake, Keira Naughton as Ulcie and Belinda Bailey, Adam O'Byrne as Don Best, Lucas Papaelias as Balth, Greg Stuhr as Mr. Berry, and Ariana Venturi as Higgy. New to the company for the New York production are Stephen DeRosa, Bryan Fenkart, Andrew Musselman, and Liz Wisan.
Jackson Gay directs the production, which features songs by Green Day frontman Billie Joe Armstrong, choreography by Kevin Williamson, orchestrations by Tom Kitt, music direction by Julie McBride, scenic design by Michael Yeargan, costume design by Jessica Ford, lighting design by Paul Whitaker, sound design and incidental music by Broken Chord, projection design by Nicholas Hussong, dialect coaching by Stephen Gabis, and fight direction by Mike Rossmy.