Off-Broadway's Little Shop of Horrors is getting a new resident dentist: Almost Famous and Waitress star Drew Gehling takes over as Dr. Orin Scrivello D.D.S. beginning March 14, joining a production led by Maude Apatow (Euphoria) as Audrey and Tony winner Matt Doyle (Company) as Seymour. The Howard Ashman-Alan Menken musical continues its run at Off-Broadway's Westside Theatre.
Coincidentally, this is Gehling's second time playing a medical professional on stage (he played Dr. Pomatter in Waitress). Gehling was on Broadway earlier this season in Almost Famous, creating the role of Jeff Bebe. Along with Waitress, he has also appeared on the Main Stem in On a Clear Day, You Can See Forever and Jersey Boys.
Gehling, who succeeds Bryce Pinkham as Orin, joins a company that also includes Brad Oscar as Mushnik, Aaron Arnell Harrington as The Voice of Audrey II, Tiffany Renee Thompson as Crystal, Khadija Sankoh as Chiffon, D’Kaylah Unique Whitley, Josh Daniel, Camryn Hampton, Michael Iannucci, Weston Chandler Long, Jeff Sears, Evan Alexander Smith, Chelsea Turbin, and Teddy Yudain.
The Off-Broadway revival of Little Shop of Horrors resumed its run September 21, 2021, after temporarily closing in March 2020 due to the pandemic.
Directed by Tony winner Michael Mayer, the revival opened in October 2019. The creative team for the Ashman-Menken musical also includes choreographer Ellenore Scott, scenic designer Julian Crouch, lighting designer Bradley King, costume designer Tom Broecker, sound designer Jessica Paz, puppet designer Nicholas Mahon, original puppet designer Martin P. Robinson, hair and makeup designer Tommy Kurzman, music supervisor, orchestrator, and arranger Will Van Dyke, and casting director Jim Carnahan. Puppets are by Monkey Boys Productions.