Initial casting has been announced for the Broadway premiere of the new musical The Outsiders, beginning previews at the Bernard B. Jacobs Theatre March 16, 2024, prior to an official opening April 11.
Three of the leads will be making their Broadway debuts: Brody Grant as Ponyboy, Brent Comer as Darrel, and Jason Schmidt as Sodapop. Sky Lakota-Lynch (Dear Evan Hansen) will return to Broadway in the role of Johnny. All four actors were seen in the La Jolla Playhouse premiere earlier this year. Additional Broadway casting will be announced.
The first track from the forthcoming Sony Masterworks Broadway cast recording, which will be released next year, is now available. Listen to “Great Expectations,” written and produced by Jonathan Clay, Zach Chance, and Justin Levine and featuring Grant, by clicking here.
Based on the novel by S.E. Hinton and Francis Ford Coppola’s motion picture of the same name, the musical adaptation features a book by Adam Rapp with Justin Levine and music and lyrics by Jamestown Revival (Jonathan Clay and Zach Chance) and Levine.
The Outsiders is set in 1967 Tulsa, Oklahoma, as Ponyboy
Curtis, Johnny Cade, and their chosen family of "outsiders" are in a
fight for survival and a quest for purpose in a world that may never
accept them. Read reviews for the La Jolla run here.
The La Jolla cast was led by Grant as Ponyboy, Lakota-Lynch
as Johnny, Daniel Marconi as Randy, Kevin William Paul as Bob, Comer as Paul, Ryan Vasquez as Darrel, Da'Von T. Moody as Dallas, Schmidt as Sodapop, Trevor McGhie as Two-Bit, Piper Patterson as Cherry,
and Kiki Lemieux as Marcia.
The Outsiders will also feature scenography by AMP featuring Tatiana Kahvegian, costume design by Sarafina Bush, lighting design by Brian MacDevitt, sound design by Cody Spencer, projection design by Hana Kim, and music direction by Matt Hinkley. Casting is by Tara Rubin Casting's Xavier Rubiano.
Co-producers of the Broadway production include Betsy Dollinger, Jonathan Clay, Cristina Marie Vivenzio, The Shubert Organization, Tima Productions, Debra Martin Chase, Jamestown Revival Theater, Sony Masterworks, Jennifer and Jonathan Allan Soros, Tanninger Entertainment, Tamlyn Brooke Shusterman, Geffen Playhouse/Howard Tenenbaum/Linda B. Rubin Prods, Kevin Ryan, Mistry Theatrical Ventures, Galt and Irvin Productions, Tulsa Clarks, Paul Liljenquist, Bob and Claire Patterson, Voltron Global Media, James L. Nederlander, Warner Bros. Theatre Ventures, The John Gore Organization, Stephen Lindsay and Brett Sirota, Jeffrey Finn Productions, Independent Presenters Network, Playhouse Square, Sue Marks, Indelible InK, Lionheart Productions, The Broadway Investors Club, Starhawk Productions, Green Leaf Partnership, Michael & Elizabeth Venuti, Leslie Kavanaugh, Deborah and Dave Smith, Belle Productions, Chas & Jen Grossman, Miranda and Sahra Esmonde-White, Rungnapa and Jim Teague, Michael and Molly Schroeder, Casey and Chelsea Baugh, James L. Flautt, William Moran Hickey Jr. and William Moran Hickey III, Oddly Specific Productions, Melissa Chamberlain and Michael McCartney, Rachel Weinstein, Wavelength Productions, Rob O'Neill and Shane Snow, Eric Stine, Cornice Productions, and La Jolla Playhouse.