Directed by Tony Award nominee Saheem Ali (Fat Ham), with a book by Marco Ramirez and music by the Grammy-winning Buena Vista Social Club, and choreography by Patricia Delgado and Justin Peck, the production will run November 17–December 31, with opening night set for December 13.
Inspired by the Grammy-winning 1997 album of the same name, the musical tells the story of the artists involved in the album's recording while featuring the Cuban music via a music team led by Tony winner David Yazbeck.
The cast will feature Skizzo Arnedillo, Renesito Avich, Natalie Belcon, Angélica Beliard, Kenya Browne, Danaya Esperanza, Carlos Sanchez Falú, Jared Machado, Hector Juan Maisonet, Ilda Mason, Marielys Molina, Julio Monge, Leonardo Reyna, Mel Semé, Olly Sholotan, Jainardo Batista Sterling, Nancy Ticotin, and Luis Vega.
Said Ali, “I’m delighted to be working with this fantastic group of artists from across the country and the globe, including Cuba, Mexico, Spain, and the Netherlands. It’s thrilling to be in a room with actors, musicians, and dancers at the very top of their craft.”
Buena Vista Social Club will feature sets by Arnulfo Maldonado, costumes by Dede Ayite, lighting by Tyler Micoleau, sound by Jonathan Deans, music supervisor Dean Sharenow, music director Marco Paguia, wigs, hair & make-up by J. Jared Janas, dialects by Rosie Berrido, vocal coaching by Dawn-Elin Fraser, props by Matt Carlin, and casting by Tara Rubin Casting's Xavier Rubiano. Amanda Michaels will serve as the Production Stage Manager.
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