Maybe she'd just had enough of croquet, pâté and slushies? Broadway.com has confirmed that Barrett Wilbert Weed, who was starring as Veronica in Heathers, the musical based on the 1988 cult classic film, has suddenly departed the off-Broadway production. No word yet on why she left the tuner or who her replacement is. Charissa Hogeland and Cait Fairbanks understudy the role of Veronica.
Directed by Andy Fickman, the show features music, lyrics and a book by Laurence O’Keefe and Kevin Murphy. 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.
Heathers also currently stars Dave Thomas Brown as J.D. and Elle McLemore, Jessica Keenan Wynn and Kristolyn Lloyd as the Heathers. Additional cast members include Katie Ladner, Jon Eidson, Evan Todd, Tony winner Anthony Crivello, Dan Cooney, Michelle Duffy, Dan Domenech, Rachel Flynn, Molly Hager, AJ Meijer, Matthew Schatz and Dustin Sullivan.