The Great Gatsby with Eva Noblezada and Jeremy Jordan heads to Broadway

Jeremy Jordan, Eva Noblezada in Great Gatsby on stage

The much-anticipated musical adaptation of F. Scott Fitzgerald’s iconic novel, The Great Gatsby, is set to make its Broadway debut this spring.

Leading the cast in this prestigious production are Jeremy Jordan, known for his roles in Newsies and Smash, and Eva Noblezada, a Tony nominee celebrated for her performances in Hadestown and Miss Saigon. They will reprise their roles from the Paper Mill Playhouse production, bringing to life the complex characters of this classic tale.

The new adaptation will begin previews from 29 March at the Broadway Theatre, recently hosting Here Lies Love. The official opening night is scheduled for 25 April.

Who’s on the cast?

Alongside Eva Noblezada and Jeremy Jordan, the cast will feature Noah J. Ricketts (Frozen) as Nick Carraway, Samantha Pauly (Six) as Jordan Baker, Sara Chase (The Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt) as Myrtle Wilson, John Zdrojeski (Good Night Oscar) as Tom Buchanan, Paul Whitty (Come From Away, Once) as George Wilson and Eric Anderson (Moulin Rouge! The Musical) as Wolfsheim.

They will be joined by Raymond Edward Baynard (MJ: the Musical), Austin Colby (Frozen), Curtis Holland (Mean Girls), Traci Elaine Lee (Shucked), Dariana Mullen (The Great Gatsby at Paper Mill), Ryah Nixon (Boop! The Musical), Pascal Pastrana (A Beautiful Noise), Kayla Pecchioni (Paradise Square), Mariah Reshea Reives (Funny Girl), Dan Rosales (Trevor: The Musical), Dave Schoonover (Bad Cinderella), Derek Jordan Taylor (Funny Girl), Tanairi Sade Vazquez (On Your Feet!) and Katie Webber (Rock of Ages).

Completing the company are swings Kurt Csolak (Funny Girl), Carissa Gaughran (Pretty Woman), Samantha Pollino (Sweeney Todd), Alex Prakken (New York, New York), Jake Trammel (The Great Gatsby at Paper Mill) and Jasmine Pearl Villaroel (After Midnight).

Get more information and find tickets here!

Producer Chunsoo Shin said: “I am passionate about producing this show because it provides a modern audience with the true essence of idealism expressed eloquently in the novel and now on stage. The Great Gatsby is a masterpiece that grows and changes as its experienced by each new generation, in every culture, and people, and yet, still maintains its uniqueness with its fascinating characters that burst with vitality.”

The musical’s creative team includes Tony nominees Nathan Tysen and Jason Howland, responsible for music and lyrics, and Kait Kerrigan, a Jonathan Larson Grant winner, who penned the book. Marc Bruni, acclaimed for his work on Beautiful: The Carole King Musical, directs the production, with choreography by Dominique Kelley.

Set in the Roaring ’20s, the story revolves around the enigmatic millionaire Jay Gatsby and his tragic pursuit of Daisy Buchanan.

The Broadway premiere boasts an impressive creative team, featuring scenic and projection design by Paul Tate de Poo III, costume design by Tony winner Linda Cho, and lighting design by Cory Pattak. The production also includes sound design by Tony winner Brian Ronan, hair and wig design by Drama Desk winners Charles G. LaPointe and Rachael Geier, and musical arrangements and orchestrations by Jason Howland and Kim Scharnberg. Casting for the Broadway run is managed by C12 Casting, with Brian Bogin as the production stage manager.

A separate musical stage adaptation of the novel is also in the works, featuring songs from Florence Welch.

About the author: Rachel Wise

UK based freelancer journalist Rachel contributes regularly to Stageberry with features and interviews from the hottest new shows and stage stars.


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