Tune in to the epic and viciously funny newÂ musicalÂ WHITE GIRL IN DANGERÂ from MichaelÂ R. Jackson, the Tony Award Â® and Pulitzer Prize winningÂ creator ofÂ A Strange LoopÂ (2022 Tony Award Winner for Best Musical). Itâs a fever dream mashup of classic daytime and primetime soap operas, Lifetime movies, and red-hot melodrama. The citizens of the soap opera town Allwhite face high-stakes drama and intrigue all the days of their lives. But Keesha Gibbs and the other Blackgrounds have been relegated to backburner stories of slavery and police violence for all of theirs. Keesha is determined to step out of the Blackground and into the center of Allwhiteâs juiciest stories. Can Keesha handle the Allwhite attentionâespecially from the Allwhite Killer on the loose? What role do the other Blackgrounds play in Keeshaâs Allwhite schemes? And just whose story is this anyway? Find out at WHITE GIRL IN DANGER.
Originally developed by Vineyard Theatre.
Please Note: Theatrical strobe effects will be used in this performance
Â°Mask Mandated Performance
*March 16 - 30 Under 30 Night post-show reception
**March 19 - Across the Boards post-show talkback
***March 22 - Insider's Night pre-show discussion for subscribers
LIZ LARK BROWN
LIZ LARK BROWN she/her (Diane W/Barbara W/Judith W) is a founding member of The Musical Theatre Factory. She is grateful to have been there when Michael chose actors to play an outline which became todayâs White Girl in Danger. Most recently: Drama League Award-winning Chonburi International Hotel and Butterfly Club (Audible). Longtime member of âJoe Iconis & Family;â featured on ALBUM. Solo show Tarnished (MAC, Bistro and Nightlife Awards). @Lalabee213. lizlarkbrown.com
KAYLA DAVION (Florence). Broadway: Tina: The Tina Turner Musical (Tina), Waitress the Musical (Dawn u/s, Ensemble), King Kong (Ann Darrow u/s, Ensemble). TV: âThe Good Fight," âPower Book III: Raising Kanan.â Film: Better Nate Than Ever. Kayla is also a Chita Rivera Recipient.
LATOYA EDWARDS (Keesha Gibbs) has appeared Off-Broadway in Superstitions (The Pool Plays); The Rolling Stone (Lincoln Center); School Girls, or, the African Mean Girls Play (MCC & Center Theatre Group); and Miss You Like Hell (The Public Theater). TV/Film: They Saw the Sun First (BAFTA winner), The Many Saints of Newark, âThe Get Down,â Beauty, âLaw & Order: SVU,â religion (u can lay your hands on me).
JENNIFER FOUCHÃ (Abilene). Native Detroiter turned official New Yorker. Broadway: POTUS Or Behind Every Great Dumbass Are Seven Women Trying To Keep Him Alive, Chicago, Chicken and Biscuits, Chicago (National Tour, Japan Tour). Off-Broadway: SISTAS The Musical, (original cast), B Boy Blues. Off West End: Half Me, Half You. TV: âWu Tang: An American Saga,â âJessica Jones,â âQuantico,â âPerson of Interest,â âSMASH,â âPinkaliciousâ & âPeteriffic.â Film: B Boy Blues, Crown Heights, White Pickett Fence. IG: @jkfouche
MORGAN SIOBHAN GREEN
MORGAN SIOBHAN GREEN she/her (Caroline). Broadway: Be More Chill. National Tours: Eurydice in Hadestown (Original Tour Company). Regional and Off-Broadway: Moby Dick (American Repertory Theatre), Between The Lines (Kansas City Rep), Folk Wandering (ART NY). TV: Zuri on âThe Bold Type,â âBecause I'm Meâ music video (The Avalanches). www.morgansiobhan.com
MOLLY HAGER (Megan White). Original casts of Waitress on Broadway, Heathers: The Musical (New World Stages) and Duncan Sheikâs Whisper House (59E59). Virginia Rider on âFive Days At Memorialâ (AppleTV+).
VINCENT JAMAL HOOPER
VINCENT JAMAL HOOPER (Tarik Blackwell). Off-Broadway debut! Vincent Jamal Hooper has appeared in multiple companies of Hamilton â including LA, Australia, and Puerto Rico (alongside Lin-Manuel Miranda) â playing the roles of Alexander Hamilton, Aaron Burr, George Washington, Lafayette/Jefferson, and King George III. Other favorite roles â The Youth in Passing Strange, Benny in In the Heights, and Stokely Carmichael in The Great Society. Television credits include âChicago Medâ (NBC), âShots Firedâ (FOX), and âAmerican Crimeâ (ABC). IG: @_vincentjamalhooper.
JAMES JACKSON JR.
JAMES JACKSON JR. (Clarence). A Strange Loop (Broadway, Off-Broadway) Obie Award-winner. NYC: Radio City Christmas Spectacular, Henri Gabler (Exigent Theatre). Solo: (Shady Sings the Blues, The Black-Ups) - Joeâs Pub, Club Oberon/A.R.T., Lyric Theatre/LA, Green Room42, Feinsteinâs/54 Below, Post Office Cabaret/Provincetown. Natâl Tours: Whistle Down the Wind. Regional: Dreamgirls (DASH Award), The Wild Party (SpeakEasy Stage). Co-host of Broadway-themed podcast 5 Questions with James and JAM. www.TheJamesJacksonJr.com & @JJacksonJr
TARRA CONNER JONES
TARRA CONNER JONES (Nell Gibbs) is a NYC based singer/actor/writer originally from Jacksonville, Fl. She is proud to be making her off-Broadway Debut! Some past credits include: The Color Purple, Little Shop of Horrors, Ma Raineyâs Black Bottom, Ainât Misbehavin`, Shrek, Hairspray, Chicago the Musical, Dreamgirls, and From Birmingham To Broadway (written by Tarra).Â TarraÂ forever performs in memory of her mother, Chonita Conner who cheers from heaven. Thank you to my agent, Dave Secor (Daniel Hoff Agency).
ALYSE ALAN LOUIS
ALYSE ALAN LOUIS (Maegan Whitehall). Broadway: AmÃ©lie, Disaster, Mamma Mia!. Drama Desk Award nominee for Soft Power at The Public Theater (Hillary). Off-Broadway: White Girl in Danger (NYSAF); TEETH (NAMT); A New Brain (Encores Off Center); The Civiliansâ Pretty Filthy (Abrons). Regional: Rattlesnake Kate (The Denver Center); Soft Power (CTG and Curran); AmÃ©lie (CTG and Berkeley Rep); Fall Springs (Barrington Stage Company); The Rocky Horror Show (Bucks County Playhouse); Original Cast Recordings: Soft Power (Grammy nomination), AmÃ©lie ,Pretty Filthy, A New Brain. @alyselouis
LAUREN MARCUS (Meagan Whitehead). Broadway: Be More Chill (Original Cast, Lyceum Theatre). Select credits: Sarah Silvermanâs The Bedwetter (The Atlantic), Fiddler On The Roof (Lyric Opera of Chicago), Little Shop of Horrors (Pittsburgh Public), The Humans (St. Louis Rep), Company (Barrington Stage). Film: tick, tickâ¦BOOM! As a writer, Lauren was a 2021 Jonathan Larson Grant Finalist and was chosen by New York Stage and Film to develop her original television pilot with their Filmmakers Workshop. She released her first full-length retro-pop album this winter.
ERIC WILLIAM MORRIS
ERIC WILLIAM MORRIS (Matthew S/Scott M/Zack Paul Gosselar) can currently be seen in a great supporting role in the FX limited series âFleishman Is In Troubleâ opposite Jesse Eisenberg. Theatrically, he starred in Broadway's King Kong and in Richard Greenberg's The Perplexed at MTC opposite Margaret Colin. Other TV Credits: âMindhunter,â âFBI,â âNCIS: New Orleans,â ABCâS âQuantico,â and Amazon's âI Know What You Did Last Summer.â
LADONNA BURNS (Understudy) is a New York based singer and actress, from Indianapolis. NY credits: Caroline, or Change (Caroline), Follies (Stella), Unraveled (Anna). National Tours: RENT (Seasons of Love Soloist) and Seussical (Sour Kangaroo). Regional credits include Sister Act (Sister Mary Lazarus), All Shook Up (Sylvia), Smokey Joe's CafÃ© (BJ), Ain't Misbehavin (Armelia). World Premiere of Grace at Fordâs Theatre. A proud member of Broadway Inspirational Voices! Thank you to her family for their constant support, especially Chris. Thank you, Brian Keith Graziani at Hellâs Kitchen Agency.
ALEXIS COFIELD (Understudy) is a Black American artist and scholar. Off-Broadway Debut! Training: NYU Tisch BFA in Drama (Atlantic, Classical Studio, ITW in Amsterdam). Credits include: MotherF**king Girl Scouts (Wild Project), Food for the Gods (La MaMa), âSeveranceâ (Apple TV), Grace (Director - Natalie Jasmine Harris). Workshops: The National Black Theatre, Ars Nova and a new multi genre musical based on Jane Eyre. She is eternally grateful to her friends and family. Very Special Thank You to Bohemia and Stewart. @msalexiscofield
SHANE DONOVAN (Understudy) Tour: South Pacific, Hinton Battle's American Variety Bang, Toddrick Hallâs Cinderella Rock. Regional: Papermill Playhouse (Grease), Fulton Theatre (Kinky Boots, Treasure Island, Hunchback of Notre Dame, Sweeney Todd), The Rev (Working), Arkansas Rep (White Christmas), Walnut Street Theatre (Miss Saigon). TV/Film: âInvestigation Discovery,â âWelcome to Harlem.â Thanks to The Mine, Telsey, Creative Team, and Mum. For Hannah and Charlie! @shanemdonovan
CIARRA ALYSE HARRIS
CIARRA ALYSE HARRIS (Understudy) is THRILLED to be making her Off-Broadway debut with this amazing cast and team! A Miami Florida native and graduate of Cincinnati College Conservatory of Music (CCM), Ciaraâs credits include Alana( Dear Evan Hansen Broadway) Alana/Zoe Understudy (Dear Evan Hansen Tour)Lorraine ( All Shook Up, The Muny), Mary (JCS, CCM) and Eve (Children of Eden, CCM). She thanks her incredible family for always believing in her, HCKR, Rochel Saks& and is forever grateful for trusting in Godâs timing!
JON-MICHAEL REESE (Understudy). Second Stage/Vineyard Debut! Broadway: A Strange Loop. Regional: James Baldwin, Jimmy and Lorraine (Pillsbury), This Bitter Earth (Penumbra), Theo (Two River), Marry Me a Little (New Ohio Theatre), Nikola Tesla Drops The Beat (ATF), Man of la Mancha, To Let Go and Fall (Theatre LattÃ© Da), Lear (Exit Pursued By Bear), My Heart is the Drum (Village Theatre, Gregory Award: Outstanding Actor). Rep: SAKS&. BFA: CMU. @theJMRavatar
NATALIE WALKER (Understudy) is a performer and writer whose work has appeared in New York Magazine and Bookforum. Credits include her self-devised solo show Mad Scenes, Alice by Heart, Dogfight in concert here at Second Stage, âSearch Party,â âThe Other Two,â âBoJack Horseman.â Despite Googleâs insistence, she is neither the Australian Natalie Walker (Beef Palace...?) nor the American musician featured on âGrey's Anatomy,â unless believing that makes you like her more, in which case she is one or both of them.
MICHAEL R. JACKSON - PLAYWRIGHT
MICHAEL R. JACKSON is one of Time Magazine's 100 most influential people of 2022. His Pulitzer Prize and New York Drama Critics Circle winning A Strange Loop (which had its 2019 world premiere at Playwrights Horizons in association with Page 73 Productions) received 11 Tony nominations in 2022, winning Best Musical, and was called "a full-on laparoscopy of the heart, soul, and loins" as well as a "gutsy, jubilantly anguished musical with infectious melodies" by Ben Brantley for The New York Times. In The New Yorker, Vinson Cunningham wrote, "To watch this show is to enter, by some urgent, bawdy magic, an ecstatic and infinitely more colorful version of the famous surreal lithograph by M. C. Escher: the hand that lifts from the page, becoming almost real, then draws another hand, which returns the favor." In addition to A Strange Loop, he also wrote book, music and lyrics for White Girl in Danger. Awards and associations include: a New Professional Theatre Festival Award, a Jonathan Larson Grant, a Lincoln Center Emerging Artist Award, an ASCAP Foundation Harold Adamson Award, a Whiting Award, the Helen Merrill Award for Playwriting, an Outer Critics Circle Award, a Drama Desk Award, an Obie Award, an Antonyo Award, a Fred Ebb Award, a Windham-Campbell Prize, a Dramatist Guild Fellowship and he is an alum of Page 73âs Interstate 73 Writers Group.
LILEANA BLAIN-CRUZ - DIRECTOR
LILEANA BLAIN-CRUZ is a director from New York City and Miami. Recent projects include: The Skin of Our Teeth (Lincoln Center, Tony nomination); The Listeners (Opera Norway); Dreaming Zenzile (St. Louis Rep, McCarter Theatre, upcoming: NYTW / National Black Theatre); Marys Seacole (LCT3, Obie Award); Wayne Shorter and esperanza spaldingâs â¦(Iphigenia) (MASS MoCA, Arts Emerson, The Kennedy Center); Hansel and Gretel (a film for Houston Grand Opera); Afrofemononomy (PSNY); Anatomy of a Suicide (Atlantic Theater Company); Fefu and Her Friends (TFANA); Girls (Yale Rep.); Faust (Opera Omaha); Fabulation, Or the Reeducation of Undine (Signature Theatre); Thunderbodies and Revolt. She Said. Revolt Again. (Soho Rep.); The House That Will Not Stand and Red Speedo (New York Theatre Workshop); Water by the Spoonful (Mark Taper Forum/CTG); Pipeline (Lincoln Center); The Death of the Last Black Man in the Whole Entire World (Signature Theatre, Obie Award); Henry IV, Part One and Much Ado About Nothing (Oregon Shakespeare Festival); The Bluest Eye (The Guthrie); War (LCT3/Lincoln Center Theater and Yale Rep.); Salome (JACK); Hollow Roots (the Under the Radar Festival at The Public Theater). She is the recipient of the Drama Leagueâs 2022 Founders Award for Excellence in Directing, and is currently the resident director of Lincoln Center Theater. Lileana was named a 2021 Doris Duke Artist, a 2020 Lincoln Center Emerging Artist, and a 2018 United States Artists Fellow. She is a graduate of Princeton and received her MFA in directing from the Yale School of Drama.
RAJA FEATHER KELLY - CHOREOGRAPHER
RAJA FEATHER KELLY is a choreographer and director, and the Artistic Director of the feath3r theoryâa dance-theatre-media company. Kelly has created 16 evening-length premieres with the feath3r theory, most recently WEDNESDAY at New York Live Arts. He choreographed the Tony Award-winning Broadway musical A Strange Loop (Lyceum Theatre, premiered off-Broadway at Playwrights Horizon), and is also a choreographer for Off-Broadway theatre with frequent collaborators like Lileana Blain-Cruz, Branden Jacobs-Jenkins, Sarah Benson, and Michael R. Jackson. Recent works include We're Gonna Die (Second Stage Theater), Macbeth In Stride (A.R.T.), On Sugarland (New York Theater Workshop), SUFFS (The Public Theater), and Lempicka (La Jolla Playhouse). He has received numerous accolades, including three Princess Grace Awards, an Obie Award, an Outer Critics Circle honor for choreography for the Pulitzer Prize-winning and Tony Award-winning musical A Strange Loop, a RandjeloviÄ/Stryker Resident Commissioned Artist at New York Live Arts, a Jerome Hill Artist Fellowship, a Creative Capital award, a Breakout Award for choreography from the Stage Directors and Choreographers Foundation (SCDF), the Solange MacArthur Award for New Choreography, Dance Magazine's Harkness Promise Award, and the SDCF Joe A. Callaway Award finalist for outstanding choreography of Fairview (Soho Rep, Berkeley Rep, TFANA, and winner of the 2019 Pulitzer Prize for Drama).
ADAM RIGG - SCENIC DESIGNER
ADAM RIGG (Scenic Design) is an award-winning set and costume designer based in New York. They have designed more than 50 world premiere productions and received a Special Drama Desk Award in 2022. Broadway: The Skin of Our Teeth (Lincoln Center Theater; Tony Nomination; Outer Critics Circle Award for Outstanding Set Design). Upcoming projects include El NiÃ±o at Metropolitan Opera; and A Transparent Musical at Center Theatre Group. www.adamriggdesign.com.
MONTANA LEVI BLANCO-COSTUME DESIGNER
MONTANA LEVI BLANCO (Costume Designer). Broadway credits include A Strange Loop & The Skin of Our Teeth (Tony Award). Select off-Broadway credits include Ainât No Moâ, Fairview, Is God Is, The House That Will Not Stand, Fefu and Her Friends, âDaddyâ, The Death of the Last Black Man, He Brought Her Heart Back in a Box, and Lempicka. Montana is the winner of a Tony, Special Drama Desk, Lucille Lortel, two Obie Awards and two Henry Hewes Design. He attended Oberlin College & Conservatory of Music, Brown University and the Yale School of Drama. montanaleviblanco.com
JEN SCHRIEVER-LIGHTING DESIGN
JEN SCHRIEVER (Lighting Design). Broadway:â¯A Strange Loopâ¯(Tony Nom),â¯Death of a Salesman, 1776, Birthday Candles,â¯Lackawanna Blues,â¯Grand Horizons,â¯What the Constitution Means to Me,â¯Lifespan of a Fact,â¯Eclipsed,â¯Ghetto Klown. Off-Broadway includes:â¯Bright New Boise, My Broken Language, Thom Pain, Night is a Roomâ¯(Signature);â¯To My Girls, Superheroâ¯(2ST);â¯Shhhh, (Atlantic).â¯Tours:â¯Blue Man Group. Opera:â¯Die Fledermaus,â¯Pearl Fishersâ¯(Met);â¯Faust,â¯A Midsummer Nightâs Dream,â¯La Traviata, (Mariinsky, Russia). Obie Award. Adjunct: Purchase. Mom: Henry. jenschriever.com
JONATHAN DEANS- SOUND DESIGN
JONATHAN DEANS (Sound Design) has a wealth of experience in sound design. He has worked on a wide range of productions including plays, musicals and spectaculars worldwide. His ability to create immersive soundscapes has earned him a reputation as one of the leading sound designers in the entertainment industry. He is known for his attention to detail and his ability to seamlessly integrate sound into the overall production, elevating the music and audience's experience. www.designingsound.com
JOSH HIGGASON- PROJECTION DESIGN
JOSH HIGGASON (Projection Design) Recent Opera: Omar (LA Opera, Spoleto, BLO); Falstaff and Cosi Fan Tutte (Firenze); Die Ãgyptische Helena (La Scala); King Arthur (Staatsoper Berlin); Acquanetta (Bard Summerscape); Blue (Detroit Opera). Additional designs: Zvidance, Radiolab: Apocalyptical, Sufjan Stevensâ Carrie and Lowell Tour, Ira Glass, Jay Scheib, Daniel Fish, Big Dance Theater, Christine Jonesâ Theatre for One, and The Builders Association. Designs have appeared at BAM, LCT, Carnegie Hall, Public, Geffen Playhouse, TED, SXSW, Salzburg Festspiele, Beacon Theatre, and MassMoCA. He teaches at MIT.
MEG ZERVOULIS - MUSIC DIRECTOR/MUSIC SUPERVISOR
MEG ZERVOULIS Broadway: Funny Girl, West Side Story (2020 revival), The Prom, Mean Girls, Great Comet of 1812. Off-Broadway: Only Gold (MCC), The Visitor (The Public), Merrily We Roll Along (Fiasco/Roundabout), Cagney, Rated P. At her home base, Paper Mill Playhouse, her credits include Mary Poppins, Bandstand, and Ever After, and their annual New Voices concerts. Meg is also active as a music educator and music therapist and is a proud member of Local 802 and Maestra. Education: Carnegie Mellon University. www.megzmusic.com