MCC Theater's world premiere of Only Gold officially opened Off-Broadway November 7 with a starry celebration. Get an inside look at the festivities below. The new musical, with a score by British singer-songwriter Kate Nash and a book by Andy Blankenbuehler and Ted Malawer, runs through November 27.
Directed and choreographed by Blankenbuehler, Only Gold centers on a princess, a queen, and a clockmaker's wife who rebel against tradition while the men in their lives chase the dreams of their youth, set against the backdrop of the allure of 1928 Paris.
Nash (Netflix's GLOW) stars in the production as the Narrator, accompanying the show with her own pop hits, including "Foundations" and "Nicest Thing." The dance-heavy production also features So You Think You Can Dance winner Gaby Diaz (West Side Story film), Ryan Steele (Newsies, Carousel), Tony nominees Terrence Mann (Pippin) and Karine Plantadit (Come Fly Away), Hannah Cruz (Suffs), and Ryan VanDenBoom (MJ).
Go inside opening night with these photos:
The cast also includes Haley Fish (Kiss Me, Kate), Jennifer Florentino (West Side Story), Jacob Guzman (Newsies), Tyler Hanes (A Chorus Line), Thayne Jasperson (Hamilton), Reed Luplau (Moulin Rouge! the Musical), Morgan Marcell (Hamilton), Ximone Rose (Once on This Island), Ida Saki (Cats), Ahmad Simmons (Hadestown), DeAnne Stewart (Jagged Little Pill), Voltaire Wade-Greene (Hamilton), and Katie Webber (TINA: The Tina Turner Musical). Swings and understudies include Jacob Burns (Hamilton), Phil Colgan (Hamilton), Bradley Dean (A Little Night Music), Victoria Fiore (Fly), Samantha Pollino (Hamilton), and recording artist Eleri Ward.
The production features a set design by Tony nominee David Korins, costume design by Anita Yavich, lighting design by Tony winner Jeff Croiter, sound design by Tony winner Nevin Steinberg, hair and wig design by Tom Watson, and prop supervision by Samantha Shoffner. Arrangements and orchestrations are by Cian McCarthy with vocal arrangements by Tony winner Tom Kitt, additional arrangements and orchestrations by Alex Lacamoire, music supervision by Meg Zervoulis, music direction by Cynthia Meng, and music coordination by Michael Aarons. Pat Sosnow will serve as production stage manager, and Matthew Henao is the assistant stage manager. Casting is by Rachel Hoffman and Lindsay Levine of The Telsey Office.