Grey Henson for ‘Shucked’ by Emilio Madrid
Producers Mike Bosner and Jason Owen have announced complete casting as rehearsals commence tomorrow for Shucked, the new Broadway musical comedy, featuring a book by Tony Award winner Robert Horn, a score by the Nashville songwriting team of Brandy Clark and Shane McAnally, who collectively have earned three Grammy Awards and 18 Grammy nominations, and direction by three-time Tony Award winner Jack O’Brien.
Grey Henson, a Tony Award nominee for his hysterical performance as Damian Hubbard in Mean Girls, will join the previously announced Ashley D. Kelley as Shucked’s two Storytellers. They will be joined by (in alphabetical order) John Behlmann, Kevin Cahoon, Andrew Durand, Caroline Innerbichler, and Alex Newell.
The ensemble of Shucked will feature Jimmy Brewer, Audrey Cardwell, Dwayne Clark, Rheaume Crenshaw, Jaygee Macapugay, Scott Stangland, Yasmeen Sulieman, and Quinn VanAntwerp. The swings are Miki Abraham, Ken Clark, Traci Elaine Lee, and Alan Wiggins.
Photos of the principal cast, including a brand new image Henson in a pool of corn so large that you will wonder if we have a partnership with Bird’s Eye, Del Monte, or Green Giant (If you happen to work for Bird’s Eye, Del Monte, or Green Giant, please email us. Corn is our kink.), are available for use HERE with full permission granted for press and social usage. Photos by Emilio Madrid for Shucked.
Shucked will play Broadway’s Nederlander Theatre (208 West 41st Street) with preview performances beginning Wednesday, March 8 for a Tuesday, April 4 opening night. Tickets are on sale now via www.shuckedmusical.com and www.ticketmaster.com.
Additionally, Shucked is offering the return of Preview Pricing with orchestra seats starting as low as $69 for all preview performances through the final preview on Sunday, April 2. For more information, visit www.shuckedmusical.com.
With choreography by Sarah O’Gleby, and music supervision, music direction, orchestrations, and arrangements by Tony Award nominee Jason Howland, the design team for Shucked includes Tony Award winner Scott Pask (scenic design), Drama Desk Award nominee Tilly Grimes (costume design), Tony Award nominee Japhy Weideman (lighting design), Tony Award winner John Shivers (sound design), Academy Award winner and Emmy Award winner Mia Neal (hair and wig design), and Stephen Kopel, C12 Casting (casting director).
What do you get when you pair a semi-neurotic, New York comedy writer with two music superstars from Nashville? A hilarious and audacious farm-to-fable musical about the one thing Americans everywhere can’t get enough of: corn. Shucked is the new musical comedy that proves sometimes tearing down a few walls, rather than growing them, is the only way to preserve our way of life. Shucked is about to turn Broadway on its ear and offer a kernel of hope for our divided nation.