Broadway In Chicago is delighted to announce BOOP! The Betty Boop Musical is now taking part in at Broadway In Chicago’s CIBC Theatre (18 W. Monroe St.). The pre-Broadway world premiere is operating for a restricted engagement by December 24 solely.
Main the solid are Jasmine Amy Rogers as Betty Boop (Imply Ladies nationwide tour), Tony Award®-winner Religion Prince as Valentina (Guys and Dolls, “Monarch”), Ainsley Anthony Melham as Dwayne (Aladdin), Erich Bergen as Raymond Demarest (Jersey Boys , “Madam Secretary”), Stephen DeRosa as Grampy (“Boardwalk Empire”), Angelica Hale as Trisha (“America’s Obtained Expertise” finalist), Phillip Huber (Being John Malkovich), and Anastacia McCleskey as Carol Evans (Caroline or Change).
The solid additionally consists of Lawrence Alexander (Follies), Courtney Arango (A Refrain Line), Colin Bradbury (Humorous Woman), Tristen Buettel (Unhealthy Cinderella), Joshua Michael Burrage ( Cats), Gabi Campo (Some Prefer it Scorching), Daniel Castiglione (Sure Day), Rebecca Corrigan (Within the Heights), Josh Drake (Aladdin), Ian Gallagher Fitzgerald (Kinky Boots), RJ Higton (“The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel”), Sydney Jones (A Stunning Noise), Nina Lafarga (Within the Heights), Morgan McGhee (The Who’s Tommy on the Goodman), Aubie Merrylees (To Kill A Mockingbird), Ryah Nixon ( As soon as Upon a One Extra Time), Christian Probst (Unhealthy Cinderella), Ricky Schroeder (Kinky Boots), Gabriella Sorrentino (Hamilton), Brooke Taylor (latest graduate of College of Michigan), Derek Jordan Taylor (pupil at Boston Conservatory), Amy Van Norstrand (Vacation Inn).
Tony Award®-winning director/choreographer Jerry Mitchell (Kinky Boots, Fairly Girl: The Musical, Hairspray) brings the Queen of the Animated Display screen to the theater in BOOP! The Betty Boop Musical, with celebrated a number of Grammy® Award-winning composer David Foster (“I Have Nothing,” “After The Love Is Gone,” “The Prayer”), Tony Award®-nominated lyricist Susan Birkenhead (Working, Jelly’s Final Jam), and Tony Award®-winning ebook author Bob Martin ( The Drowsy Chaperone, The Promenade).
Betty Boop, that sassy-sweet champion of empowerment, that spit-curled icon of pleasure, that songstress of power, comes alive in BOOP! The Betty Boop Musical, the brand new Broadway-bound musical comedy extravaganza.
For nearly a century, Betty Boop, created by animation pioneer Max Fleischer, has received hearts and impressed followers around the globe along with her trademark seems, voice, and magnificence. Now, in BOOP! The Betty Boop Musical, Betty Boop’s dream of an extraordinary time off from the super-celebrity in her black-and-white world results in a unprecedented journey of colour, music, and love in New York Metropolis — one which reminds her and the world, “You might be able to superb issues.”
The design and inventive workforce for BOOP! The Betty Boop Musical consists of David Rockwell, set design (Broadway: A Stunning Noise, Into the Woods , She Loves Me [2016 Tony Award®]); Gregg Barnes, costumes (Tony Awards®: The Drowsy Chaperone, Follies , Some Like It Scorching); Philip S. Rosenberg, lighting (Broadway: Mrs. Doubtfire, Fairly Girl); Gareth Owen, sound (Tony Award®: MJ: The Musical); Finn Ross, projection design (Tony Award® The Curious Incident of the Canine within the Night time-Time ); Sabana Majeed, hair and wig design (Uncut); Michael Clifton, make-up design (New York, New York); Skylar Fox, illusions design (Volkov); The Huber Marionettes, marionette design ( Darling Grenadine, Jeff Award nomination); and Daryl Waters, musical supervision and preparations (Broadway: The Cher Present, Shuffle Alongside, After Midnight).
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Particular person tickets for BOOP! The Betty Boop Musical are on sale now and vary from $28.00 – $106.00 with a choose variety of premium tickets accessible. Tickets can be found now for teams of 10 or extra by calling Broadway In Chicago Group Gross sales at (312) 977-1710 or emailing [email protected] . For extra data, go to www.BroadwayInChicago.com.
BOOP! The Betty Boop Musical relies on the characters created by Max Fleischer.
ABOUT BETTY BOOP AND FLEISCHER STUDIOS
First launched in 1930, Betty Boop was created by Max Fleischer for his “Talkartoons” collection, the world’s first animated “talkies” which Max’s firm, Fleischer Studios, produced for Paramount Studios. Betty Boop initially appeared as adog-likestage performer who sang and danced with one other dog-like character named Bimbo, joyfully entertaining huge audiences of different Fleischer characters from the animal kingdom.
Impressed by the collective power, model, and sound of the various well-liked Jazz Age flappers and entertainers of the Twenties, Betty Boop shortly advanced right into a full-fledged human character, and by 1932 she had develop into the one feminine animated display screen star on the planet. Voiced by Mae Questel, Betty Boop starred in additional than 100 cartoons, 90 of that are included within the official Betty Boop collection, which led to 1939. Since then, Betty Boop has appeared in dozens of hit motion pictures, tv specials, commercials, and was the primary cartoon character to be profiled by A&E’s Biography collection.
Right now, Fleischer Studios and their nice workforce of inventive professionals, have parlayed the long-lasting Betty Boop right into a worldwide licensing phenomenon entertaining thousands and thousands of followers and collectors alike. Please go to them on-line at www.fleischerstudios.com and www.bettyboop.com.
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BIOGRAPHIES OF THE CAST
JASMINE AMY ROGERS (Betty Boop) lately completed a run because the scene stealing “Gretchen Wieners” within the Nationwide Tour of Imply Ladies. Previous to that she was seen as “Melody Inexperienced” in Paper Mill Playhouse’s manufacturing of The Wanderer and as “Francis Bassey” on the planet premiere of Turning into Nancy, directed by Jerry Mitchell on the Alliance Theatre. On tv she has appeared in “Evil” on Paramount+. She was a Jimmy Awards’ finalist and appeared in Cabaret as Sally Bowles on the Manhattan Faculty of Music the place she studied musical theatre.
FAITH PRINCE (Valentina) Broadway Tony Award winner for Guys and Dolls. Different nominations for: Jerome Robbins Broadway, Bells Are Ringing, A Catered Affair. Additionally Nick & Nora, What’s Unsuitable With This Image?, The King and I, Little Me, James Joyce’s The Useless, Noises Off, Disney’s The Little Mermaid, Annie, and Catastrophe. TV/Movie appearances embrace “Monarch”, “Emily in Paris”, “Scream Queens”, “Fashionable Household”, “Drop Useless Diva”, “Huff”, “Spin Metropolis”, Dave, My Father the Hero, Image Excellent, Our Very Personal. Her many dwell appearances and two solo albums accessible for streaming. Ms. Prince has an Honorary Doctorate from the College of Cincinnati.
AINSLEY ANTHONY MELHAM he/him (Dwayne) starred as Aladdin in Disney’s Aladdin on Broadway and the Australian Nationwide Tour (Helpmann Nomination). Different credit in his dwelling nation—Australia—embrace the nationwide excursions of each Pippin (Pippin) and Rodger’s & Hammerstein’s Cinderella (Prince Topher). Additionally Kiss of the Spiderwoman (Molina), Merrily We Roll Alongside (Charley Kringas), The Regular Coronary heart (Felix), Xanadu (Sonny), Watershed: The Dying of Dr. Duncan (Misplaced Boy), and Hello-5 (host). He’s a proud graduate of the Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts, and his work on Boop! is devoted to his pricey buddy Diana and the Perini household. @ainsleymelham
ERICH BERGEN (Raymond Demarest) is greatest identified as Blake Moran on the hit tv present “Madam Secretary,” and for his efficiency as Bob Gaudio in the movie Jersey Boys, reprising his efficiency from the Nationwide Tour and Las Vegas casts of the Tony Award-winning stage musical. On Broadway, Erich additionally starred within the musicals Waitress and Chicago, and has been featured on the tv exhibits “BULL,” “The Good Battle” and “Gossip Woman” amongst many others. Erich can be the inventive drive behind 6W Leisure, a full service manufacturing firm that has produced over 200 initiatives for tv and dwell occasions. @erichbergen
STEPHEN DeROSA (Grampy). Broadway: Mr. Saturday Night time, Gary: A Sequel, On the City, Betrayal, The Nance, Hairspray, Twentieth Century, Henry IV, Into the Woods, The Man Who Got here to Dinner. Off-Broadway: Little Store of Horrors, The Alchemist, The Authorities Inspector, These Paper Bullets!, Love’s Fireplace (The Performing Firm), The Thriller of Irma Vep. Regional: Bay Avenue Theater, George Avenue Playhouse, Paper Mill Playhouse, Area Stage, Yale Rep. Movie/TV: A Vacation Spectacular, “Blue Bloods,” “The Blacklist,” HBO’s “Boardwalk Empire” (Eddie Cantor). MFA: Yale.
ANGELICA HALE (Trisha) is an inspiring 16-year-old singer-songwriter and actress from Atlanta, Georgia who sang her method into the hearts of America on Season 12 of “America’s Obtained Expertise” in 2017 and “America’s Obtained Expertise: The Champions in 2019.” She has carried out everywhere in the world since and made quite a few tv appearances on exhibits like “Little Large Photographs,” the “Right now Present,” and so on. Her movies and authentic music have amassed tons of of thousands and thousands of views on her YouTube channel. Right now, she continues performing and writing music, now setting her sights on the brilliant lights of Broadway.
PHILLIP HUBER (Pudgy). World-renowned marionette artist, identified for the movie Being John Malkovich and Disney’s OzThe Nice and Highly effective. Theater: Darling Grenadine – Goodspeed & Marriott Theatre Chicago, The Street to Hollywood – Goodspeed, That’s Christmas – Shubert Theater Chicago.
ANASTACIA McCLESKEY (Carol Evans). Some favourite credit embrace – BROADWAY: Revival of Caroline or Change, Waitress, Violet, The E book of Mormon, Priscilla Queen of the Desert; LONDON: Near You, What’s it All About ; TV/FILM: “The Good Battle,” “New Amsterdam,” “Madam Secretary,” “Annie – Stay,” upcoming “Waitress Stay!;” FAVORITE REGIONAL: Joanne in RENT & Celie in The Colour Purple @ The Muny (Finest Performer in a Musical – St. Louis Theater Circle), Muse in Disney’s Hercules @ Paper Mill, JO in Afterwords @ The fifth Ave; #hellobeautifulspirits Podcast 11/23; Nominated for a Helen Hayes Award, Alliance Award , & an Audelco Award. Asé
LAWRENCE ALEXANDER he/him/they (Ensemble). Boston Conservatory graduate, Lawrence danced with Hubbard Avenue Dance Chicago after faculty. Bway credit: Follies, Something Goes and The Lion King . 1st Nat/Younger Frankenstein, The Band Wagon (Encores!), Showboat (Carnegie Corridor)! He lately carried out within the “NBCU UPFronts” at RCMH.
COURTNEY ARANGO (Swing, u/s Valentina & Carol Evans). Latest: Diana in A Refrain Line, Assistant Choreographer of the present Jesus Christ Celebrity US Tour. Courtney was awarded the 2019 Craig Noel Award. Due to AAG, Tara Rubin Casting, and my Cherished Ones. @courtney_arango
COLIN BRADBURY (Ensemble, u/s Raymond Demarest & Grampy). 21+ years within the biz. 4 Broadway exhibits. 7 Nationwide Excursions. Numerous Regional Theater. 2 Tonys. 1 GMA. 1 Macy’s Parade. 1 Christmas Spectacular. 2 Characteristic Movies. 2 TV Exhibits. 1 Theme Park. 10+ Years Married. Canine Dad Extraordinaire. Ciao!
TRISTEN BUETTEL (Ensemble u/s Betty Boop). Broadway: OBC Unhealthy Cinderella. Off-Broadway/Tour: Jersey Boys . Regional: Anne of Inexperienced Gables (Goodspeed), Ever After (The Alliance), MT Wichita. NYC native and Syracuse College alum. Large thanks to Jerry, Rachelle, Daniel Hoff, & John. All the time for Mother & Dad! @tristenjadee
JOSHUA MICHAEL BURRAGE (Ensemble). BOOP YEAH! Broadway: Cats (2016 Revival). Nationwide Excursions: Disney’s Newsies, A Bronx Story. TV/Movie: “Imaginary Pals” (Paramount Photos), “The Gilded Age” (HBO), “West World” (HBO), “Newsies: LIVE” (Disney+). All of the because of my unimaginable dad and mom, and Rebecca & Sofia at CESD!
GABI CAMPO (Ensemble, u/s Betty Boop & Trisha). Broadway: Some Prefer it Scorching (Society Syncopator), Beetlejuice (Miss Argentina), West Facet Story (2020 Revival, u/s Anita), The Promenade (u/s Emma, Alyssa). Tv: “Billions,” ”FBI: Most Wished,” “Helpsters.” Regional: Legally Blonde (The Muny, Serena). BFA Tempo College. LA Native.
DANIEL CASTIGLIONE he/him (Ensemble) is a dancer, actor and singer from New Jersey. His credit embrace Sure Day, Isn’t it Romantic and West Facet Story on the Milwaukee Repertory Theater. He’s extraordinarily excited to be part of this superb BOOP! Solid!
REBECCA CORRIGAN (Ensemble) is a New York primarily based artist. Some credit embrace Warner Brothers’ Within the Heights, the position of Graziella in MRT’s West Facet Story, PHISH at MSG. Rebecca carried out with Nadine Bommer Dance Firm and different artists across the nation.
JOSH DRAKE (Ensemble, u/s Dwayne & Raymond Demarest) is thrilled to be again in Chicago because the Soiled Dancing tour! Broadway: Aladdin, Unhealthy Cinderella. Excursions: Discovering Neverland. TV: “Blue Bloods,” “Equalizer.” Creator & host of “Cheat Out” (Amazon Prime). Thanks HTA workforce, Mama, and at all times Boo Boo.
IAN GALLAGHER FITZGERALD he/him (Swing) is endlessly humbled to affix in a narrative of feminine empowerment. He wish to prolong his gratitude to the outstanding girls who formed his world: Mother, Connie, Paige, Blair, Nora, Joyce, Bethany, and Rak. For my authentic Bette.
RJ HIGTON (Ensemble). Initially from Huntington Seaside, CA. TV: “The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel” S5 on Amazon Prime. Regional: West Facet Story (MUNY), Mamma Mia (Connecticut Rep), Billy Elliot (La Mirada Theatre). All my love and gratitude to my Household, UMICH MT and DGRW @rj_higton
SYDNEY JONES she/her (Swing, u/s Trisha) is stoked to be making theatre in Chicago! Broadway: A Stunning Noise. Regional: Grease (Sandy; Oklahoma), The Karate Child (STAGES St. Louis), Chess (The Muny). Particular because of my household, Brett, and Daniel Hoff Company. @syd__jones
NINA LAFARGA (Ensemble). Broadway: In The Heights (OBC), Frozen (OBC), On Your Toes! (OBC), Ladies On the Verge… (OBC), Candy Charity, Aida. Off Broadway: Within the Heights, Oliver, Chess, Capeman. Nat’l Tour: Aida. TV/Movie: “Fosse/Verdon,” “Elementary,” “Smash,” Within the Heights, Pals with Youngsters @ninalafarga
MORGAN McGHEE (Ensemble, u/s Carol Evans). Baton Rouge native, and AMDA and Clark Atlanta College grad, she lately appeared in The Who’s Tommy (Goodman). Broadway: Ain’t Too Proud ; Off-Broadway: The More durable They Come; TV: “Regulation & Order,” “Every part’s Trash,” “Flatbush Misdemeanors,” “FBI,” “Bull.” @morgan.eli
AUBIE MERRYLEES (Ensemble, u/s Grampy). Broadway: To Kill A Mockingbird, KPOP. Different theatre: Wolf Play (Soho Rep); Hamlet in Hamlet (Bedlam). Barrymore nominations for Hand to God (Philadelphia Theatre Co.); The Aliens (Theatre Exile). Movie/TV: Jules (with Sir Ben Kingsley); “The Chunk.”
RYAH NIXON she/her (Ensemble, u/s Valentina). Broadway: As soon as Upon a One Extra Time. Off Broadway: Kinky Boots, One other A part of the Forest. Nationwide Tour: 9 to five. World premieres: Different World, Moonshine, Seashores. Solid album: Lizzie for Broadway Information. TV: “The Good Battle,” “Dickinson,” “Louie.”
CHRISTIAN PROBST he/him (Ensemble). Broadway: Unhealthy Cinderella (Ensemble, Sebastian, u/s), The E book of Mormon (Swing, McKinley u/s). Excursions: The Little Mermaid (Flounder). Chosen Regional: Ogunquit (Cosmo, Singin’ Within the Rain), Goodspeed, The Muny. Yale ’17. Like to mentors, Tara Rubin Casting, BRS/Gage and household! @christianbprobst
RICKY SCHROEDER (Ensemble) Theatre: Kinky Boots (Off Bway, 1st Nationwide Tour), Turning into Nancy (Alliance), TV/Movie: “Accomplice Observe,” “Pose,” “Tales of the Metropolis,” “Hairspray Stay!,” “Marvelous Mrs. Maisel.” Music: Wherever you take heed to music underneath the title Ricky Asch! @RickyASchroeder @RickyAsch www.rickyaschroeder.com
GABRIELLA SORRENTINO (Ensemble). Proud New Yorker. Broadway: Hamilton, On Your Toes. Hamilton (Chicago). BFA in Dance Level Park. Overjoyed to be a part of this manufacturing. Thanks Lucille. Grateful to Jerry, Rachelle, David, and the remainder of the inventive workforce for this chance.
BROOKE TAYLOR (Ensemble) is blessed to be making her Pre-Broadway debut with BOOP! She lately graduated from the College of Michigan’s Dance Division in April. She desires to thank God, mother, LINK, CESD, and her Legacy household. Instagram @brooke.alexandria.taylor
DEREK JORDAN TAYLOR (Swing, u/s Dwayne) is extremely grateful to be alongside for this journey with BOOP!. Derek is enrolled at Boston Conservatory the place he’s pursuing a BFA in Musical Theatre. Derek wish to thank his individuals for all they do! Love you Mama! @imderekjordan
AMY VAN NORSTRAND (Swing). Broadway: Vacation Inn. Nationwide Excursions: Charlie and the Chocolate Manufacturing unit, Elf the Musical. Numerous regional credit. Proud Level Park College alumni. Thanks to the inventive workforce for this unimaginable alternative. For my husband Brian and my Boy.