Photos: Go Inside Opening Night of The Perfect Game Off-Broadway | Playbill

Photos Photos: Go Inside Opening Night of The Perfect Game Off-Broadway

John Grissmer's musical explores the impact basketball has had on its players.

Cast of The Perfect Game Russ Rowland

The Perfect Game: A Slam Dunk New Musical officially opened at Theatre Row Off-Broadway January 21, after beginning performances January 19. The limited run will continue through January 27. Check out photos from opening night in the gallery below. 

The work features an original book, music and lyrics by John Grissmer, direction by Danny Salles (Kathy Griffin: My Life on the D-List), choreography by Ashley Marinelli (Stranger Sings), music direction by Matthew Stephens (The Body Politic), and arrangements and music supervision by Russ Kassoff (Twyla Tharp’s Come Fly Away).

Photos: Opening Night of Off-Broadway's The Perfect Game

The musical comedy weaves together the life of Jim Naismith, the man who wrote the original basketball rulebook, with the modern-day lives of two basketball coaches struggling with personal and professional issues. When Jim and his wife Maud enter the modern world to help the two coaches get back on track and rediscover their love of the game, the quad join forces to prepare for the final match of the season.

Anthony Sagaria (Wicked, Disney’s Frozen) stars as basketball inventor Jim Naismith, alongside David Beach (Something Rotten, It’s Only a Play), Tyler Belo (Hamilton), Nick Bernardi (Annie), Milena J. Comeau (The Outsiders), Jesse Lynn Harte (Legally Blonde), Akina Kitazawa (New York, New York), Alec Ludacka (Kinky Boots), Steve McCoy (Spamalot), Lukas Poost (Unlock’d), Elena Ricardo (Beautiful), Jamal Shuriah (Shout Sister Shout), Danielle J. Summons (Baby), Scott Whipple, and EJ Zimmerman (Les Misérables).

David Goldstein is the production's scenic designer, Matthew Solomon is the costume designer, Andrew Garvis and Jamie Roderick are the co-lighting designers, and Brendan McCann is the production props designer. William Spinnato is production stage manager, Miranda Shaffer is the assistant stage manager, Tuan Malinowski is the associate director, and Brian Nelson is the associate choreographer.

The Perfect Game is executive-produced and general-managed by Visceral Entertainment. Casting is by Daryl Eisenberg of Eisenberg Casting, and the associate producer is Joseph Fusco.


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