PLAYBILL: Hit Off-Broadway musical DISENCHANTED! Will Transfer to Westside Theatre for Open-Ended Run
Producers Don Frantz (Beauty and the Beast) and Jonathan Pollard (I Love You, You’re Perfect, Now Change) are thrilled to announce that the original “princess posse” of last fall’s sold-out, NY premiere limited engagement of DISENCHANTED! will be making the transfer to Westside Theatre Upstairs(407 West 43rd Street) for the show’s upcoming open-ended run. The “seriously talented cast of six strong, hysterical women who give fairytales a new meaning” (NBC New York) is comprised of Michelle Knight (Jersey Boys) as Snow White; Becky Gulsvig (Legally Blonde) as Cinderella; Jen Bechter (Elf 1st Nat’l Tour) as Sleeping Beauty; Lulu Picart (David Friedman’s Listen To My Heart) as Hua Mulan/Pocahontas/Princess Badroulbadour; Alison Burns (RENT Nat’l Tour) as Belle/The Little Mermaid/Rapunzel; and Soara-Joye Ross (Les Misérables 2006 revival) as The Princess Who Kissed the Frog. Erin Leigh Peck (Grease), Karen Burthwright (Jesus Christ Superstar 2012 revival) and Anthea Neri will also continue as understudies.
Poisoned apples. Glass slippers. Who needs ’em?! Not Snow White and her posse of disenchanted princesses in the new musical that’s anything but Grimm. Forget the princesses you think you know – the original storybook heroines have come back to life to set the record straight. After multiple sold-out runs nationwide, these royal renegades tossed off their tiaras to bring their hilariously subversive, not-for-the-kiddies musical to New York City – and The Big Apple will never be the same!
DISENCHANTED! will begin previews at Westside Theatre Upstairs on Thursday, March 19, 2015 with an Opening Night of Tuesday, April 7, 2015. The musical features book, music and lyrics by Dennis T. Giacino, direction by Fiely A. Matias and musical staging by Matt West (Beauty and the Beast).
Read more at Playbill: http://www.playbill.com/news/article/original-princess-posse-of-disenchanted-to-transfer-for-open-ended-run-off-broadway-341640