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Gaby Diaz, Terrence Mann, Karine Plantadit, and More Join Kate Nash in ONLY GOLD at MCC Theater - Playing This October
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MCC THEATER

ANNOUNCES CASTING AND
CREATIVE TEAM FOR

THE WORLD PREMIERE OF

ONLY GOLD

MUSIC AND LYRICS BY
KATE NASH

BOOK BY
ANDY BLANKENBUEHLER
AND
TED MALAWER

DIRECTED AND CHOREOGRAPHED BY
ANDY BLANKENBUEHLER

STARRING

JACOB BURNS,
PHIL COLGAN, HANNAH CRUZ,
BRADLEY DEAN, GABY DIAZ, VICTORIA FIORE,
HALEY FISH,
JENNIFER FLORENTINO, JACOB
GUZMAN, TYLER HANES, THAYNE JASPERSON,
REED LUPLAU, TERRENCE MANN, MORGAN
MARCELL, KATE NASH, KARINE PLANTADIT,
SAMANTHA POLLINO, XIMONE ROSE, IDA SAKI,
AHMAD SIMMONS,
RYAN STEELE, DEANNE STEWART,
RYAN VANDENBOOM, VOLTAIRE WADE-GREENE,
ELERI WARD, KATIE WEBBER


PREVIEWS BEGIN
OCTOBER 5, 2022

OPENING NIGHT IS
NOVEMBER 7, 2022

LIMITED RUN THROUGH
NOVEMBER 27, 2022


SUBSCRIBER AND PATRON TICKETS ON SALE NOW

MEMBER ON SALE
AUGUST 16

GENERAL ON SALE
AUGUST 30

(August 9, 2022 – New York, NY) MCC Theater (Bob LuPone, Bernie Telsey, Will Cantler, Co-Artistic Directors; Blake West, Executive Director) announced today the complete casting for the World Premiere of Only Gold, a new musical with music and lyrics by platinum recording artist and BRIT Award winner Kate Nash ("GLOW") and a book by Tony Award winner Andy Blankenbuehler (Hamilton) and Ted Malawer (Everything Beautiful Happens at Night). Blankenbuehler will also direct and choreograph the production, which will begin previews on Wednesday October 5 in the Newman Mills Theater at The Robert W. Wilson MCC Theater Space (511 W 52nd Street New York, NY 10019), with an opening night set for Monday November 7 and a limited run through November 27, 2022.

In Only Gold, a royal family's arrival in Paris sets a flurry of activity into motion, forcing nobility and townsfolk alike to examine the choices they've made. As loyalties and loves are tested, will they find the courage to follow their hearts? Paris will never be the same.

Only Gold stars Kate Nash, Emmy Award and three-time Tony Award nominee Terrence Mann (Pippin), Tony Award nominee Karine Plantadit (Come Fly Away), "So You Think You Can Dance" winner Gaby Diaz (West Side Story), Hannah Cruz (Suffs), Ryan Steele (Carousel), and Ryan VanDenBoom (MJ).

The cast of 26 also features Haley Fish (Kiss Me, Kate), Jennifer Florentino (West Side Story), Jacob Guzman (Newsies), Tyler Hanes (A Chorus Line), Thayne Jasperson (Hamilton), Reed Luplau (Moulin Rouge! the Musical), Morgan Marcell (Hamilton), Ximone Rose (Once on This Island), Ida Saki (Cats), Ahmad Simmons (Hadestown), DeAnne Stewart (Jagged Little Pill), Voltaire Wade-Greene (Hamilton), and Katie Webber (TINA: The Tina Turner Musical). Swings and understudies for the production will include Jacob Burns (Hamilton), Phil Colgan (Hamilton), Bradley Dean (A Little Night Music), Victoria Fiore (Fly), Samantha Pollino (Hamilton), and Eleri Ward ("A Perfect Little Death").

Only Gold features scenic design by Emmy Award winner and Tony Award nominee David Korins (Hamilton), costume design by Anita Yavich (MCC's The Legend of Georgia McBride), lighting design by Tony Award winner Jeff Croiter (Bandstand), sound design by Tony Award winner Nevin Steinberg (Hadestown), hair & wig design by Tom Watson (The Minutes), prop supervision by Samantha Shoffner (Trouble in Mind), arrangements and orchestrations by Cian McCarthy (Lempicka), vocal arrangements by Grammy and two-time Tony Award winner Tom Kitt (Flying Over Sunset), additional arrangements and orchestrations by Alex Lacamoire (Hamilton), music supervision by Meg Zervoulis (The Prom), music direction by Cynthia Meng (Company), and music coordination by Michael Aarons (Dear Evan Hansen). Pat Sosnow is the Production Stage Manager and Matthew Henao is the Assistant Stage Manager. Casting is by Rachel Hoffman, CSA and Lindsay Levine of The Telsey Office.

To the view the performance schedule for
Only Gold, visit MCC's website at: https://mcctheater.org/tix/calendar/.

Only Gold is supported by The Gary Platt Initiative for New Musicals.

Tickets begin at $59 and are currently available for Patrons and Subscribers. Member booking will open on August 16, Flex Tix booking will open on August 23, and public on sale will begin on August 30. All tickets will be available at mcctheater.org.

Priority subscriptions for MCC's 2022/23 season start at $220 and include all the productions plus unlimited free ticket exchanges, 20% off guest tickets, waived ticket fees, and first access to tickets. Memberships start at $50 and include all of the productions at a discounted rate of $45 per play and $55 per musical ticket, up to three free ticket exchanges per production, 10% off guest tickets, waived ticket fees, and access to tickets ahead of the general public. A no frills Flex Ticket package will also be introduced starting at $220.

For the most up to date covid safety policy be sure to monitor
https://mcctheater.org/covid-safety/. 


ABOUT MCC THEATER

MCC Theater is one of New York's leading nonprofit Off-Broadway companies, driven by a mission to provoke conversations that have never happened and otherwise never would. Founded in 1986 as a collective of artists leading peer-based classes to support their own development as actors, writers and directors, MCC is one of the only theaters in the country led continuously by its founders, Artistic Directors Bob LuPone, Bernie Telsey, and Will Cantler. MCC fulfills its mission through the production of world, American, and New York premiere plays and musicals that challenge artists and audiences to confront contemporary personal and social issues, and robust playwright development and education initiatives that foster the next generation of theater artists and students.

MCC Theater's celebrated productions include Donja R. Love's soft; Ross Golan's The Wrong Man; Aziza Barnes' BLKS; Jocelyn Bioh's School Girls; Or, the African Mean Girls Play; Penelope Skinner's The Village Bike; Robert Askins' Hand to God (Broadway transfer; five 2015 Tony Award® nominations including Best Play); John Pollono's Small Engine Repair; Paul Downs Colaizzo's Really Really; Sharr White's The Other Place (Broadway transfer); Jeff Talbott's The Submission (Laurents/Hatcher Award); Neil LaBute's reasons to be pretty (Broadway transfer, three 2009 Tony Award® nominations, including Best Play), Some Girl(s), Fat Pig, The Mercy Seat, and All The Ways To Say I Love You; Michael Weller's Fifty Words; Alexi Kaye Campbell's The Pride; Bryony Lavery's Frozen (Broadway transfer; four 2004 Tony Award® nominations including Best Play, Tony Award® for Best Featured Actor); Tim Blake Nelson's The Grey Zone; Rebecca Gilman's The Glory of Living (2002 Pulitzer Prize finalist); Margaret Edson's Wit (1999 Pulitzer Prize); and musicals including Alice by Heart, Ride the Cyclone, Carrie, and Coraline.  Many plays developed and produced by MCC have gone on to productions throughout the country and around the world. 

Over the years MCC has worked with thousands of students through the innovative MCC Youth Company, school partnerships, and student matinee programs.

Executive Director Blake West joined the company in 2006. MCC opened the doors to its new home in Manhattan's Hell's Kitchen neighborhood, The Robert W. Wilson MCC Theater Space, on January 9, 2019, unifying the company's activities under one roof for the first time and expanding its producing, artist development, and education programming.


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MCCTheater.org
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