EUPHORIA Star Maude Apatow Will Make Stage Debut in LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS

Winford Hunter

Tv and film star Maude Apatow (HBO’s “Euphoria”, Netflix’s “Hollywood”) will be part of the forged of Very little Shop of Horrors as Audrey from February 7 – April 2, 2023. Apatow will make her New York stage debut together with Tony Award Winner Matt Doyle (Company) as Seymour. Tony Award nominee Bryce Pinkham (A Gentleman’s Information to Like and Murder, Ohio Point out Murders) returns to the enterprise as Dr. Orin Scrivello, D.D.S. commencing January 24, and D’Kaylah One of a kind Whitley (Dear Evan Hansen, Aida) joins the cast as Ronnette beginning January 17.

“I have extensive admired the emotional intelligence and vulnerability Maude has displayed on television and in movie. She’s a pure fit for Audrey,” says director Michael Mayer. “It delighted me to find out that, as a kid, Minor Store was her gateway into her lifelong like of doing, and that this exhibit will get to be her specialist phase debut. We are thrilled to have her turn into a element of the Minor Store legacy.”

“We are overjoyed to welcome yet another unbelievable performer to the present. With her beautiful voice and immense expertise, we can not wait around to see Maude mild up the phase along with Matt Doyle’s excellent portrayal of Seymour,” states producer Robert Ahrens, on behalf of his partners. “Audiences are also genuinely in for a address with D’Kayla’s joyous & spunky Ronnette, and Bryce’s hilarious Dr. Orin Scrivello is not to be missed.”

Very little Store of Horrors at this time stars Doyle as Seymour, Tony Award Winner Lena Corridor (Hedwig, “Snowpiercer”) as Audrey (through Feb 5), Andrew Get in touch with (Groundhog Working day, Rock of Ages) as Dr. Orin Scrivello D.D.S. (via Jan 22), Tony Award Winner Brad Oscar (Some thing Rotten!, The Producers, Jekyll & Hyde) as Mushnik, Aaron Arnell Harrington (Hire 25th Anniversary Tour) as The Voice of Audrey II, Tiffany Renee Thompson as Crystal, Khadija Sankoh as Chiffon, Pleasure Woods as Ronnette (through Jan 19), Josh Daniel, Camryn Hampton, michael iannucci, Weston Chandler Very long, Chelsea Turbin, and Teddy Yudain.

With a ebook and lyrics by Grammy and Academy Award winner Howard Ashman (The Tiny Mermaid, Beauty and the Beast), and music by Tony and Academy Award winner Alan Menken (Aladdin, Newsies), the 2020 Drama League, Outer Critics Circle, and Drama Desk Award-successful Most effective Musical Revival of Minimal Store of Horrors is directed by Tony Award winner Michael Mayer (Hedwig and the Angry Inch, Spring Awakening).

Minor Store OF HORRORS started previews at Westside Theatre on Tuesday, September 17, 2019 and opened to widespread vital acclaim on Thursday, October 17, 2019. Ben Brantley of The New York Occasions deemed the clearly show a “Critic’s Pick,” declaring that “a sure carnivorous plant has been re-potted in Hell’s Kitchen area, and I am delighted to report that it is really thriving there. Michael Mayer’s scrumptious revival…summons the shivery elation I felt observing the musical at the East Village’s Orpheum almost four decades ago. It restores the show to its original scale and sensibility, reminding us of the specific efficiency of grisly factors that come in smaller, impeccably wrapped deals.” The Hollywood Reporter describes the output as “wildly exuberant and irresistible. This terrific revival will only deepen the devotion for individuals fortunate adequate to catch it.” Time Out gives the musical “4 Stars! A deeply satisfying revival… with a wonderful solid. What kind of deal with what type of satan are you keen to slice to see it?”

Subsequent the theater industry’s extended suspension of functions thanks to the COVID-19 pandemic, the manufacturing re-opened its doorways on September 21, 2021, to marketed-out audiences hungry for the thrill of dwell theater again. Washington Put up critic Peter Marks wrote in 2022, “I am again at Minor Store of Horrors mainly because, pals, I wanted to giggle currently. Hearing the superb Menken/Ashman score sung by this solid fills the prescription. [A return trip] is Really worth IT.”

Seymour is a down-on-his-luck florist with a crush on his co-employee Audrey. When he discovers a mysterious – and voracious – plant, quickly Seymour and Audrey are thrust into an epic fight that will ascertain the destiny of the overall human race. Small Shop of Horrors initially premiered Off-Broadway in 1982, the place it manufactured audiences chuckle, scream, and give up gardening for excellent. The musical has since catapulted into a world-wide phenomenon, with productions throughout the earth from Broadway to London’s West Stop, to Asia and Australia – furthermore a strike 1986 film adaptation directed by Frank Oz that starred Rick Moranis, Ellen Greene and Steve Martin. Now, the musical has designed its highly-predicted return residence to Off-Broadway, in an intimate new manufacturing directed by Michael Mayer that offers an unparalleled possibility to get close – possibly too near – to an incredible plant with an insatiable urge for food.

Mayer is joined on the Very little Store of Horrors innovative group by Choreographer Ellenore Scott (Funny Female, Mr. Saturday Night time), Tony-nominated Scenic Designer Julian Crouch (Hedwig and the Offended Inch) Two-time Tony-profitable Lights Designer Bradley King (Hadestown, Natasha Pierre and the Excellent Comet of 1812) Emmy-successful Costume Designer Tom Broecker (Everyday Rapture) Tony-profitable Audio Designer Jessica Paz (Hadestown) Emmy-nominated Puppet Designer Nicholas Mahon (Pyeongchang Olympics Opening Ceremony) and Hair and Makeup Designer Tommy Kurzman (My Honest Lady). Primary puppet style and design is by Martin P. Robinson, Puppets are by Monkey Boys Productions, and Grammy nominee Will Van Dyke (Pretty Female) serves as Music Supervisor, Orchestrator & Arranger.

This output of Minor Store of Horrors is the receiver of numerous theater awards and nominations like: 4 Outer Critics Circle Honors (Excellent Revival, Exceptional Director: Michael Mayer, Outstanding Actor in a Musical: Jonathan Groff, and Outstanding Featured Actor in a Musical: Christian Borle) The Drama League Award for Exceptional Revival of a Musical, as properly as, Distinguished Overall performance Nominations for Jonathan Groff and Christian Borle two Drama Desk Awards for Superb Revival of a Musical and Fantastic Highlighted Actor in a Musical for Christian Borle, in addition to an Outstanding Actress nomination for Tammy Blanchard and Superb Scenic Style nomination for Julian Crouch the Lortel Award for Remarkable Supporting Actor in a Musical for Christian Borle, as effectively as, a Greatest Revival Nomination, an Excellent Direct Actor nomination for Jonathan Groff and an Exceptional Supporting Actress nomination for Ari Groover and a 2021 Grammy Award Nomination for Greatest Musical Theater Album.

Minor Shop OF HORRORS is created by Tom Kirdahy, Robert Ahrens, Hunter Arnold, Mickey Liddell, Caiola Productions, Curt Cronin, John Joseph, DDM Productions, DeSantis-Baugh Productions, Elizabeth Dewberry & Ali Ahmet Kocabiyik, Wendy Federman, Roy Furman, Deborah Eco-friendly, Kayla Greenspan, Marguerite Hoffman, Sally Cade Holmes, Latitude Url, Seriff Productions, Silva Theatrical Group, and Eric Gelb/Oliver Roth. Casting is by Jim Carnahan, C.S.A./Jason Thinger, Normal Administration is by Stay Wire Theatrical/ Chris Aniello, Creation Management is by Tinc Productions and Generation Stage Administration is by Ryan Gohsman.

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