Rock On! The cast of street sing is in rehearsal ahead of its tour at Huntington’s Calderwood Pavilion at Boston’s BCA and by the looks of it, the audience is ready for a night of headbangers and punches. Check out photos of the casting preparations at New 42nd Street Studios in New York.
Performances will run from August 26 to October 2, following the musical’s premiere at the New York Theater Workshop in 2019. A Broadway slated for March 2020 has been delayed indefinitely due to the COVID-19 pandemic. An original Sony Masterworks Broadway cast off-Broadway recording is available to stream or download from all major digital service providers.
street sing is based on the 2016 hit independent film of the same title by John Carney, with a book by Enda Walsh, and music and lyrics by Gary Clark and Carney. The score includes original songs such as “The Riddle of the Model” and “Drive It Like You Stole It”, all performed by the ensemble’s young musician-performers, and references songs from bands like Depeche Mode, Duran Duran and The Soigner.
The story, set in Dublin in the early 80s, follows 18-year-old Conor and his classmates as they find an escape from their troubles by forming a band to impress Raphina, a mysterious girl who attracts the attention from Conor.
With Adam Bregman as Conor Lawlor, Courtnee Carter as Raphina, Billy Carter as Robert Lawlor, Jack DiFalco as Barry Bray, Dónal Finn as Brendan Lawlor, Anthony Genovesi as Declan, Michael Lepore as Gary, Diego Lucano as Darren Mulvey, Elijah Lyons as Larry , Alexa Xioufaridou Moster as Anne Lawlor, Anne L. Nathan as Sandra, Gian Perez as Kevin, Dee Roscioli as Penny Lawlor, Armand Schultz as Brother Baxter and Ben Wang as Eamon. Rounding out the cast are stunt doubles Gable Kinsman, Ale Philippides and Virginia Vogel.
Rebecca Taichman is directing the production, with choreography by Sonya Tayeh, stage design by Bob Crowley, costume design by Crowley and Lisa Zinni, lighting design by Natasha Katz, sound design by Peter Hylenski, video design by Luke Halls and Brad Peterson, and hair and makeup design by Tommy Kurzman. Musical supervision is provided by Peter Gordeno and Kris Kukul, with Fred Lassen as musical director, and casting by Tara Rubin Casting. The production manager is Karyn Meek and the production manager is Amanda Spooner.
With a cast of 15 members and a team of 16 people behind the scenes, street sing will be Huntington’s biggest production at the Calderwood in the hall’s 18-year history. For more information and tickets, click here.