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National Tour News Broadway's Shucked Will Launch North American Tour in Nashville

The nine-time Tony-nominated musical was composed by Nashville's Brandy Clark and Shane McAnally.

Kevin Cahoon and cast of Shucked Mathew Murphy and Evan Zimmerman

Shucked, Broadway's corniest musical, will kick off its first national tour in Nashville at the Tennessee Performing Arts Center's Jackson Hall November 5-10, 2024. The nine-time Tony-nominated musical, composed by Nashville's own Brandy Clark and Shane McAnally, will visit over 30 cities in the tour's first year.

The country-comedy musical is currently set to visit Atlanta, Austin, Buffalo, Charlotte, Chicago, Dallas, Durham, East Lansing, Fort Lauderdale, Greenville, Houston, Los Angeles, Madison, Nashville, Orlando, San Antonio, Schenectady, St. Louis, Washington, D.C., and Tampa, with more cities to be announced.

Casting for the touring production will be announced at a later date.

The Broadway production of Shucked received nine Tony nominations at the 2023 awards, with Alex Newell winning the award for Best Featured Actor in a Musical for their performance as Lulu. The musical will play its final performance on Broadway January 14, 2024, at the Nederlander. At closing, the musical will have played 28 previews and 327 regular performances.

In addition to Newell, the current Broadway cast also stars Isabelle McCalla as Maizy, John Behlmann as Gordy, Kevin Cahoon as Peanut, Andrew Durand as Beau, Ashley D. Kelley as Storyteller 1, and Grey Henson as Storyteller 2. They are joined by an ensemble including Jimmy Brewer, Audrey Cardwell, Dwayne Clark, Rheaume Crenshaw, Jaygee Macapugay, Scott Stangland, Yasmeen Sulieman, and Quinn VanAntwerp, rounded out by swings Miki Abraham, Ken Wulf Clark, Traci Elaine Lee, and Alan Wiggins.

Shucked features music by Clark and McAnally, a book by Robert Horn, choreography by Sarah O'Gleby, and music supervision, music direction, orchestrations, and arrangements by Jason Howland. Scenic design is by Scott Pask with costume design by Tilly Grimes, lighting design by Japhy Weideman, sound design by John Shivers, and wig design by Mia Neal. John Miller is the music coordinator, Billy Jay Stein and Hiro Iida of Strange Cranium designed the electronic music, and Juniper Street Productions handles production management.


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