Teal Wicks, Mark Kudisch and Sebastian Arcelus will lead the cast of the upcoming The Blue Flower at off-Broadway’s Second Stage Theatre. The new musical by Jim and Ruth Bauer will begin previews on October 12 and open on November 9, directed by Will Pomerantz.
Completing the company are Meghan McGeary, Joseph Medeiros, Julia Osborne, Graham Rowat and Aaron Serotsky.
Spanning two continents and half a century, The Blue Flower explores the romantic and tumultuous relationships between four young friends—three artists and a scientist—as they create a world of art, revolution, and passion amidst the turbulence and destruction of the World Wars.
Arcelus has been seen on Broadway in Elf, Jersey Boys, Wicked, Good Vibrations and Rent. Kudisch is a three-time Tony nominee for his performances in 9 to 5, Chitty Chitty Bang Bang and Thoroughly Modern Millie; other Broadway credits include The Apple Tree, Assassins, Bells Are Ringing, The Wild Party, High Society, Beauty and the Beast and Joseph…Dreamcoat. Wicks made her Broadway debut in Wicked, and played the role of Maria in The Blue Flower at A.R.T. in Boston. Other credits include Stairway to Paradise, Fahrenheit 451, The $trip, Pippin, Turandot: The Rumble for the Ring and 1776.
McGeary appeared in the A.R.T. production of The Blue Flower; other credits include The Rockae and Aspects of Love. Medeiros has appeared on Broadway in West Side Story, Guys and Dolls, Grease, White Christmas and Big. Osborne’s theater credits include South Pacific, A Little Night Music, Meet Me in St. Louis and The Baker’s Wife. Rowat’s Broadway credits include LoveMusik, Guys and Dolls, Dracula and Beauty and the Beast. Serotsky has been seen on Broadway in August: Osage County and off-Broadway in Frankenstein.
The Blue Flower was produced at Prospect Theater Company in 2008 with a cast that included Robert Petkoff, Nancy Anderson and Jamie LaVerdiere. A December 2010 production at American Repertory Theatre in Boston starred Wicks, Daniel Jenkins and Lucas Kavner.
The Blue Flower will feature scenic design by Beowulf Boritt, costume design by Ann Hould-Ward, lighting design by Donald Holder, sound design by Dan Moses Schreier, projection design by Aaron Rhyne and choreography by Chase Brock. The musical director is Dominick Amendum.