Davi Adjmi's Stereophonic will make the jump to Broadway following a 2023 Off-Broadway world premiere via Playwrights Horizons, with performances set to begin April 3 ahead of an April 19 opening night at the Golden Theatre. The play will enjoy a 14-week limited run.
Featuring original songs by former Arcade Fire member Will Butler, the work invites audiences to be a fly on the wall in a 1976 music studio as an up-and-coming rock band records a new album that could catapult them to superstar status. The sold-out Playwrights Horizons world premiere ran late last year and made several "Best of 2023" theatre lists.
As Adjmi told Playbill in a previous interview: “I definitely knew from the beginning that I wanted it to feel very granular. I wanted them to talk about very mundane things, because that is what a collaborative process is like. And even though people look really glamorous and really blown out on stage, I can channel this profound energy of when they're living their lives—doing laundry and frying an egg. I'm really interested in that duality. And I just didn't want to do a boilerplate depiction of rock stars.”
The full Off-Broadway cast will reprise their performances from the premiere, including Will Brill as Reg, Andrew R. Butler as Charlie, Juliana Canfield as Holly, Eli Gelb as Grover, Tom Pecinka as Peter, Sarah Pidgeon as Diana, and Chris Stack as Simon. Casting is by Alaine Alldaffer and Taylor Williams.
Also back from the Off-Broadway premiere is director Daniel Aukin and his entire creative team, including costume designer Enver Chakartash, lighting designer Jiyoun Chang, sound designer Ryan Rumery, and music director Justin Craig.