Fresh off her stint in Hair, Annaleigh Ashford will lead the previously announcEd Heathers: The Musical concert at Joe's Pub alongside Jeremy Jordan on September 13, 2010. Ashford will protray Veronica Sawyer (played by Winona Ryder on screen), while Jeremy Jordan will play Jason Dean (played by Christian Slater in the film). Additional casting announcements are forthcoming.
"Heathers: The Musical", with book, music and lyrics by Kevin Murphy and Laurence O'Keefe is making its New York City debut with a concert at Joe's Pub at The Public Theater on Monday, September 13th at 7:00 PM and 9:30 PM. The concert will feature songs from the upcoming musical with a full band. Some of Broadway's greats will lend their voices for this special evening. Specific casting details will be announced shortly.
"Heathers: The Musical" is based on the original teenage dark comedy motion picture screenplay by Dan Waters, which launched the careers of Winona Ryder and Christian Slater. The classic high school thriller features love, murder, power politics and even a little hope in the depths of an inferno even Dante couldn't imagine: eleventh grade.
"Heathers: The Musical" is being presented by some of Hollywood and the Great White Way's most talented names: Producer - Andy Cohen (Untraceable), Music Director - Mary Mitchell Campbell (The Addams Family, Company, Road Show), Director/Producer - Andy Fickman (Reefer Madness (stage/film), Jewtopia, She's The Man, The Game Plan, Race To Witch Mountain, and the upcoming You Again), Producer - J. Todd Harris (Bottle Shock, The Kids Are All Right, Piranha 3D), Book/Music/Lyrics/Producer - Kevin Murphy (Reefer Madness (stage/film), Desperate Housewives, Caprica, Hellcats), Book/Music/Lyrics/Producer - Laurence O'Keefe (Bat Boy, Legally Blonde, Sarah Plain & Tall, The Daily Show) and Producer - Amy Powers (Sharpay's Fabulous Adventure, Mattel's Barbie Musicals, Dr. Zhivago The Musical) in association with Sh-K-Boom Records, La Jolla Playhouse, Lakeshore Entertainment and Denise Di Novi.
The concert is now sold out. For more information, call 212.967.7555 or visit Joespub.com.