The Outsiders Begins Previews on Broadway March 16 | Playbill

Broadway News The Outsiders Begins Previews on Broadway March 16

The stage musical adaptation of S.E. Hinton's novel and Francis Ford Coppola's film is directed by Danya Taymor.

Daryl Tofa, Joshua Boone, Jason Schmidt, Sky Lakota-Lynch, Brent Comer, and Brody Grant Miller Mobley

The Broadway premiere of The Outsiders, a new musical adaptation of S.E. Hinton's novel and Francis Ford Coppola's film version, begins previews March 16 at the Bernard B. Jacobs Theatre. An official opening night is set for April 11.

The Outsiders is set in 1967 Tulsa, Oklahoma, as Ponyboy Curtis, Johnny Cade, and their chosen family of "outsiders" are in a fight for survival and a quest for purpose in a world that may never accept them. Read reviews for the La Jolla run here.

The cast includes Brody Grant as Ponyboy, Brent Comer as Darrel, Jason Schmidt as Sodapop, Sky Lakota-Lynch (Dear Evan Hansen) as Johnny, Joshua Boone (Skeleton Crew) as Dallas Winston, Emma Pittman (Chicago) as Cherry Valance, Daryl Tofa (Back to the Future) as Two-Bit Mathews, Kevin William Paul as Bob Sheldon, and Dan Berry as Paul.

Paul, Grant, Comer, Schmidt, and Lakota-Lynch are all reprising their performances from the musical's La Jolla Playhouse world premiere earlier this year. Tofa, who performed in the musical's ensemble during the world premiere run, is new to his role.

The ensemble features Barton Cowperthwaite, Tilly Evans-KruegerRJ Higton, Wonza Johnson, Sean Harrison JonesRenni Anthony Magee, Sarahgrace Mariani, Melody Rose, Josh Strobl, and Trevor WayneJordan Chin, Milena J. ComeauHenry Julián Gendron, and Victor Carrillo Tracey round out the company as swings.

The Outsiders features a book by Adam Rapp with Justin Levine and music and lyrics by Jamestown Revival (Jonathan Clay and Zach Chance) and Levine.

READ: Angelina Jolie Joins Producing Team of Broadway-Aimed New Musical The Outsiders

Led by director Danya Taymor, the production features music supervision, arrangements, and orchestrations by Levine; choreography by Rick Kuperman and Jeff Kuperman; scenography by AMP featuring Tatiana Kahvegian; costume design by Sarafina Bush; lighting design by Brian MacDevitt; sound design by Cody Spencer; projection design by Hana Kim; and music direction by Matt Hinkley. Casting is by Tara Rubin Casting's Xavier Rubiano. Milena J. Comeau and Tilly Evans-Krueger serve as dance captains, and Henry Julián Gendron is fight captain.

The Outsiders is produced by The Araca Group, American Zoetrope, Olympus Theatricals, Sue Gilad & Larry Rogowsky, Angelina Jolie, Betsy Dollinger, Jonathan & Michelle Clay, Cristina Marie Vicenzio, The Schubert Organization, LaChanze & Marylee FairbanksDebra Martin ChaseSony Music Masterworks, Jamestown Revival Theater, Hennifer & Jonathan Allan Soros, Tanninger EntertainmentTamlyn Brooke Shusterman, Geffen Playhouse/Howard Tenenbaum/Linda B. Rubin, Kevin Ryan, Mistry Theatrical Ventures, Galt & Irvin Productions, Tulsa Clarks, Paul Liljenquist, Bob & Claire Patterson, and Voltron Global Media.


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