Mean Girls star Grey Henson will be starring in the upcoming Broadway corn-themed comedy Shucked. Henson, who is a Tony nominee, completes the principle cast of the show, which includes the previously announced Alex Newell, Ashley D. Kelley, John Behlmann, Kevin Cahoon, Andrew Durand, and Caroline Innerbichler.
Details on the plot of this original comedy are scarce, with press notes revealing little more about the "farm-to-fable musical" than a collection of corn puns: "Shucked is about to turn Broadway on its ear and offer a kernel of hope for our divided nation." True to its theme, Shucked has also released a photo of Henson lounging in a bed of corn, which you can see above. The writing team includes a book by Tony winner Robert Horn (Tootsie, 13) and a score by Grammy-winning songwriting team Brandy Clark and Shane McAnally. Three-time Tony winner and stage comedy expert Jack O'Brien (Hairspray, The Front Page) is at the helm.
Included in the ensemble of Shucked are Jimmy Brewer, Audrey Cardwell, Dwayne Clark, Rheaume Crenshaw, Jaygee Macapugay, Scott Stangland, Yasmeen Sulieman, and Quinn VanAntwerp. The swings are Miki Abraham, Ken Clark, Traci Elaine Lee, and Alan Wiggins.
Shucked will feature choreography by Sarah O’Gleby, and music supervision, music direction, orchestrations, and arrangements by Tony Award nominee Jason Howland. Scott Pask lends scenic design, with Tilly Grimes behind costume design.
The Nederlander Theatre will host Shucked for its run, with an opening night slated for April 4, and previews beginning on March 8. It has also been announced that Shucked will offer preview pricing again, with orchestra seats to all preview performances available for as low as $69.
Visit shuckedmusical.com for tickets and more information.