Savion Glover, More Join Cast of Pal Joey at New York City Center | Playbill

Encores! News Savion Glover, More Join Cast of Pal Joey at New York City Center

Along with co-directing and choreographing, Glover will appear in the production's dance ensemble.

Savion Glover on the TKTS steps at the heart of Broadway Monica Simoes

Complete casting has been revealed for the New York City Center Gala revival of Richard Rodgers and Lorenz Hart's Pal Joey, set to take the stage November 1 with a gala performance and continue through November 5. Production co-director and choreographer Savion Glover will appear in the revival's onstage dance ensemble, which, according to press notes, will serve as "descendants of ancestral spirits that speak in the language of dance."

Joining Glover in that ensemble will be Krystina M. Burton, Marshall L. Davis Jr., Dormeisha, Jarvis Manning, and Brittany Nicole Parks. The non-spirit ensemble will comprise Mary Antonini, Taylor Marie Daniel, Leandra Ellis-Gaston, Jodeci Milhouse, NaTonia Monét, Rory Shirley, and Allysa Shorte.

They join previously announced cast members Ephraim Sykes as Joey, Loretta Devine as Lucille, Elizabeth Stanley as Vera, Brooks Ashmanskas as Melvin, Jeb Brown as Tony, and Aisha Jackson as Linda.

The 1940 musical has been reimagined by co-director and choreographer Glover and director Tony Goldwyn, and will feature a new book by Richard LaGravenese and Daniel "Koa" Beaty.

The project has been in the works since at least 2021, when it was announced that Glover and Goldwyn were working with LaGravenese on a new Broadway-bound revival. LaGravenese and Beaty are revising John O'Hara's original book, adapted from his novel. The new version reportedly reimagines its title character as a Black jazz singer trying to make it on the Chicago nightclub circuit, and newly interpolates Rodgers and Hart songs from other works, including “Where or When,” “The Lady Is a Tramp,” “It Never Entered My Mind,” “My Heart Stood Still,” “Falling in Love With Love,” and “There’s a Small Hotel.”

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