Tony winner Kenny Lyons will direct the new musical at the Alliance Theater in Atlanta.
business center, A new musical based on the 1983 Paramount Pictures film starring Eddie Murphy, will make its world premiere at the Alliance Theater in Atlanta on May 25.
Directed by Tony winner Kenny Lyons (A Soldier’s Play, A Raisin in the Sun), production will run on the Coca-Cola stage until June 26. Leon is the former Artistic Director of the Alliance Theatre.
The cast will be led by Anissa Folds (freestyle love supreme) as Billy Rae, Tony nominee Bryce Pinkam (A Gentleman’s Guide to Love and Murder) as Louis, Tony nominee Mark Kudish (Girl from the north country) as Mortimer, Lenny Volpe (Bullets on Broadway) as Randolph Duke, Mackenzie Kurtz (Accumulated) as Penelope, Josh Laman ( prom) as Beaux, Joe Montoya as Phil, and Don Stephenson (brain trouble) as Coleman.
The ensemble cast includes Benjamin Howes, Raymond J. Lee, Michael McCorry Rose and Nayla Watson, with additional actors to be announced.
Based on the film by Timothy Harris and Herschel Weingrod, the new musical includes a book by Thomas Lennon and music and lyrics. first meetingK Alan Zachary and Michael Weiner. Fatima Robinson choreographed by Tinashe Kajesse-Bolden with collaborative direction.
The musical re-imagining of the Prince and the Pauper fable features Billy Rae Valentine, a savvy hustler on his luck, and Louis Winthorpe III, a mining commodity-trading firm director who has his life deliberately turned by the devious Duke brothers to be settled in a Small bet.
The creative team also includes orchestrator August Ericsmon, music director Rick Edinger, beauty designer Beowulf Borritt, lighting designer Adam Honore, sound designer John Shivers, costume designer Emilio Sosa, Intimacy consultant Sasha Nicole Smith and fight choreographer Rick Sordlett. The stage manager is Ralph Stan Lee.
“I’m very excited to be home with this world-class creative team and a new piece of music that I know will resonate and be embraced by the Atlanta community,” Lyons said in an earlier statement. “with business center We’re exploring the idea of what if we all do business with someone else, even for a day, by literally putting ourselves in someone else’s shoes. it is relevant; It is upliftment; Everyone will feel heard and represented. And you’re gonna laugh, too! It’s the perfect play for now.”
Go to AllianceTheatre.org.