Broadway's Shucked is poised to begin performances March 8 at the Nederlander Theatre, but Playbill has a special preview. Watch the show's Grammy-winning, Nashville-based songwriting team Brandy Clark and Shane McAnally sing the show's "Friends" in a new music video above. Opening night is April 4.
Details on the plot of this original comedy are scarce, with press notes revealing little more about the "farm-to-fable musical" than a collection of corn puns: "Shucked is about to turn Broadway on its ear and offer a kernel of hope for our divided nation." The show features a book by Tony winner Robert Horn (Tootsie, 13), with three-time Tony winner Jack O'Brien (Hairspray, The Front Page) at the helm.
As previously announced, Mean Girls star Grey Henson, Alex Newell, Ashley D. Kelley, John Behlmann, Kevin Cahoon, Andrew Durand, and Caroline Innerbichler will lead the musical.
They'll be joined by an ensemble comprising Jimmy Brewer, Audrey Cardwell, Dwayne Clark, Rheaume Crenshaw, Jaygee Macapugay, Scott Stangland, Yasmeen Sulieman, and Quinn VanAntwerp, rounded out by swings Miki Abraham, Ken Clark, Traci Elaine Lee, and Alan Wiggins.
Shucked will feature choreography by Sarah O’Gleby, and music supervision, music direction, orchestrations, and arrangements by Tony nominee Jason Howland. Scenic design is by Scott Pask, and Tilly Grimes is handling costumes.