Grammy and Emmy winner Kristolyn Lloyd (1776, Dear Evan Hansen) has joined the cast of the upcoming Off-Broadway developmental run of Millennials Are Killing Musicals. The new musical, written by Drama League-songwriting contest and NAMT Challenge winner Nico Juber, will begin previews May 7 at Theatre 71 at the Church of the Blessed Sacrament. Opening night for the limited engagement will be May 15, and performances will continue through May 28.
Lloyd will star as Brenda, a single and struggling millennial mom who wants to be as good at "adulting" as other moms on social media and the seemingly perfect mom of her daughter's classmate. Just when she's ready to take on the challenge, Brenda's younger sister and social media influencer Katrina shows up on her doorstep eight months pregnant.
The cast, as previously announced, will also star Broadway alums Max Crumm (Grease) as Nate/Atlas, Tiffany Engen (Legally Blonde) as Jake’s Mom, Jakeim Hart (Almost Famous) as Dylan, and Brinie Wallace (A Beautiful Noise) as Pacifica alongside Diana Huey (Honor) as Katrina, Sheri Sanders (Urinetown) as Nana Marie, and Jae W.B. (Luna & The Star Bodies) as Luna. Serving as understudies will be Jessie Alagna (Emojiland) and Kathel Griffin (Here and Their).
Ciara Renée (Waitress, Frozen) will direct the run, joined on the creative team by music supervisor and arranger Ted Arthur (Diana), vocal arranger Devyn Rush, orchestrator Macy Schmidt (Kimberly Akimbo), music director Sheela Ramesh (SIX), lighting designer Jamie Roderick (Midnight at the Never Get), scenic designer Lindsay Fuori (Made By God), sound designer Bill Toles (Rat Trap), projection designer Taylor Edelle Stuart (The Outsiders), costume designer Brynne Oster-Bainnson (Hit the Wall), choreographer Sarah Parker (Camelot), gender consultant Shira Helena Gitlin, and EDI consultant Tiffany Vega-Gibson. Héctor Flores Jr. will serve as production manager.
Millennials Are Killing Musicals has been in development since 2018, and was an O’Neill NMTC Semifinalist in 2021 and 2022. The work previously received a New York City industry reading, a songs showcase through New York Theatre Barn's New Works Series, and sold-out concert presentations.
Out of the Box Theatrics serves as producer with New York Theatre Barn as associate producer. Aaron Grant Theatrical is consulting general manager.