American Idiot's Van Hughes and Hair's Ryan Link will star in the folk rock musical Son of a Gun. The new musical features music and lyrics by Don Chaffer (with additional lyrics by Lori Chaffer) and a book by Don Chaffer and Chris Cragin. Directed by Gabriel Barre, Son of a Gun begins performances November 1 at The Beckett Theatre at off-Broadway's Theatre Row.
Son of a Gun is a darkly comic folk rock musical that tells the story of Danderhauler Agamenon Khrusty (Hughes), heir apparent to the Khrusty family band. When Dan meets the love of his life, an awkward opening act named Lucy Sunshine, he’s forced to confront his charismatic but domineering father (Link).
In addition to Hughes and Link, Son of a Gun will feature Alex Branton, Billy Brimblecom Jr., Michael Castillejos, Lori Fischer, Rebecca Hart, Jimmie James and Martin Landry.
Son of a Gun will feature set and projection design by Caite Hevner, lighting design by Alan Edwards, costume design by Leon Dobkowski and props design by Sarah Dowling.