Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil musical premiere announced with score by Jason Robert Brown

A new musical has been announced based on the iconic novel Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil.

Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil – A New Musical will be written by MacArthur ‘Genius’ Grantee and Pulitzer Finalist Taylor Mac, with music and lyrics by Tony Award winner Jason Robert Brown.

Tony Award winner Rob Ashford is attached to direct with choreography by Tanya and associate choreography by Jo̅van Dansberry.

Following an industry reading in New York at the start of August, the show will make its world premiere at the Goodman Theatre in Chicago from 25 June – 4 August 2024.

The stellar cast for the reading includes J. Harrison Ghee as Lady Chablis, Steven Pasquale as Jim Williams, Austin Colby as Danny Hansford, Amber Gray as Minerva, Jennifer Laura Thompson as Vera Strong, Harriet Harris as Serena Barnes, Paul Nolan as Joe Odom and Lance Roberts as Bobby Lewis

The cast also features Shanel Bailey, Cameron Bond, Maya Bowles, Sean Donovan, Bailee Endebrock, Wes Garlington, Andre Terrell Malcolm, Miss Dirty Martini, Aaron James McKenzie, Grace McLean, Jessica Molaskey, Kayla Pecchioni, Ahmad Simmons, Allie Trim and Cole Wachman, with casting by The Telsey Office..

The original novel by John Berendt, a Pulitzer Prize finalist, is the story of a socially prominent Savannah, Georgia, antiques dealer who was tried, and retried, for murder. The book was on the New York Times Best-Seller for 216 weeks and was adapted for Clint Eastwood’s 1997 film of the same name.

About the author: Josh Darvill

Josh is Stageberry's editor with over five years of experience writing about theatre in the West End and across the UK. Prior to following his passion for musicals, he worked for more than a decade as a TV journalist.


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