Are we going to prom or hell? Off-Broadway, actually! Heathers the Musical, featuring a book, music and lyrics by Laurence O’Keefe and Kevin Murphy, has found its clique. Barrett Wilbert Weed and Ryan McCartan will reprise their roles from the Los Angeles premiere and star as Veronica and J.D. respectively, in the new adaptation of the cult film. The Heathers will be played by Elle McLemore, Jessica Keenan Wynn and Alice Lee. Directed by Andy Fickman, Heathers begins performances off-Broadway March 15 at New World Stages. The production will officially open March 31.
Other cast members include Katie Ladner as Martha Dunnstock, Jon Eidson as Ram Sweeney, Evan Todd as Kurt Kelly, Tony winner Anthony Crivello as Ram’s Dad/Big Bud Dean, Dan Cooney as Kurt’s Dad/Veronica’s Dad/Principal, and Michelle Duffy as Ms. Fleming/Veronica’s Mom. Rounding out the ensemble are Dan Domenech, Cait Fairbanks, Rachel Flynn, Molly Hager, Charissa Hogeland, AJ Meijer and Dustin Sullivan.
The Heathers creative team features choreography by Marguerite Derricks, set design by Timothy R. Mackabee, costume design by Amy Clark, lighting design by Jason Lyons, sound design by Jonny Massena and music direction by Dominick Amendum.
In Heathers, Westerberg High is terrorized by a shoulder-padded, scrunchie-wearing junta: Heather, Heather and Heather, the hottest and cruelest girls in all of Ohio. But outsider Veronica Sawyer rejects their evil regime for a new boyfriend, the dark sexy stranger J.D., who plans to put the Heathers in their place—six feet under.