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Chavkin-directed GATSBY musical from Welch and Majok to premiere in 2024

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TaffyDavenport
#100Welch’s GATSBY to premiere in 2024
Posted: 4/9/24 at 9:46am

Now that rehearsals have started, the Oracle has effectively confirmed that Isaac Powell is Jay Gatsby, Ben Levi Ross is Nick, and Australian newcomer Charlotte MacInnes has been cast as Daisy, with Solea Pfeiffer presumed to be playing Myrtle.

Updated On: 4/9/24 at 09:46 AM

Alexs5
#101Welch’s GATSBY to premiere in 2024
Posted: 4/9/24 at 9:53am

B212323 said: "jacobsnchz14 said: "Rehearsals are scheduled to start on Monday, so I'm hoping for a cast announcement."

Any casting rumors other than Solea?
"


Isaac Powell, Ben Levi Ross, Solea Pfeiffer, & Charlotte Macinnes

Updated On: 4/9/24 at 09:53 AM

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#102Welch’s GATSBY to premiere in 2024
Posted: 4/9/24 at 10:02am

Yawn 

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Kad
#103Welch’s GATSBY to premiere in 2024
Posted: 4/9/24 at 10:05am

Solea Pfeiffer as Myrtle? She seems far more like a Jordan, both in her type and her career track so far. Myrtle is second-tier supporting character whose purpose is to die and drive the plot forward.


"...everyone finally shut up, and the audience could enjoy the beginning of the Anatevka Pogram in peace."
Updated On: 4/9/24 at 10:05 AM

DaveyG
#104Welch’s GATSBY to premiere in 2024
Posted: 4/9/24 at 10:12am

TaffyDavenport said: "Now that rehearsals have started, the Oracle has effectively confirmed that Isaac Powell is Jay Gatsby, Ben Levi Ross isNick, and Australian newcomer Charlotte MacInnes has been cast as Daisy, with Solea Pfeiffer presumed to be playing Myrtle."

Let's not give the "Oracle" any credit. He's been constantly wrong about casting for this production over the last few months. Now that there's a publicly available picture of the cast watching the eclipse on a break from their 1st rehearsal, he scours the photo and acts as though he has a scoop. Nonsense. 

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TaffyDavenport
#105Welch’s GATSBY to premiere in 2024
Posted: 4/9/24 at 10:16am

DaveyG said: "TaffyDavenport said: "Now that rehearsals have started, the Oracle has effectively confirmed that Isaac Powell is Jay Gatsby, Ben Levi Ross isNick, and Australian newcomer Charlotte MacInnes has been cast as Daisy, with Solea Pfeiffer presumed to be playing Myrtle."

Let's not give the "Oracle" any credit. He's been constantlywrong about casting for this production over the last few months. Now that there's a publicly available picture of the cast watching the eclipse on a break from their 1st rehearsal, he scours the photo and acts as though he has a scoop. Nonsense.
"

I was simply crediting him with the information that I was passing along. No reason to be so touchy about it, and I highly doubt he came up with Charlotte MacInnes from that photo, considering nobody knows who she is.

barcelona20
#106Welch’s GATSBY to premiere in 2024
Posted: 4/9/24 at 10:17am

Kad said: "Solea Pfeiffer as Myrtle? She seems far more like a Jordan, both in her type and her career track so far. Myrtle is second-tier supporting character whose purpose is to die and drive the plot forward."

We have no idea what this Gatsby will be like yet. Maybe they're completely changing the focus. Who knows... 

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Kad
#107Welch’s GATSBY to premiere in 2024
Posted: 4/9/24 at 10:22am

That could be true, and if Pfeiffer is confirmed as Myrtle it would certainly give evidence to this being a very different take on the material. But I would be surprised, if she is indeed involved, if she is not Jordan.


"...everyone finally shut up, and the audience could enjoy the beginning of the Anatevka Pogram in peace."

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Jordan Catalano
#108Welch’s GATSBY to premiere in 2024
Posted: 4/9/24 at 10:28am

If Solea is in this (in any role), it suddenly shoots up to one of my most anticipated shows this year. 

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#109Welch’s GATSBY to premiere in 2024
Posted: 4/9/24 at 10:45am

Alexs5 said: "B212323 said: "jacobsnchz14 said: "Rehearsals are scheduled to start on Monday, so I'm hoping for a cast announcement."

Any casting rumors other than Solea?
"


Isaac Powell, Ben Levi Ross, Solea Pfeiffer, & Charlotte Macinnes
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Isaac! He's been away too long. Happy to see him coming back. I am still haunted by his Tony, which I believe would've won a Tony.

getatme
#110Welch’s GATSBY to premiere in 2024
Posted: 4/9/24 at 12:14pm

Solea is Myrtle. The show has shifted focus and the role now is more of a co-lead with Daisy.

Eleri Ward is Jordan.

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#111Welch’s GATSBY to premiere in 2024
Posted: 4/9/24 at 12:34pm

Then this bodes to be very interesting.

Eleri Ward is wonderful.


"...everyone finally shut up, and the audience could enjoy the beginning of the Anatevka Pogram in peace."

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#112Welch’s GATSBY to premiere in 2024
Posted: 4/9/24 at 1:05pm

DaveyG said: "Let's not give the "Oracle" any credit. He's been constantly wrong about casting for this production over the last few months. Now that there's a publicly available picture of the cast watching the eclipse on a break from their 1st rehearsal, he scours the photo and acts as though he has a scoop. Nonsense."

You must be simply delightful at parties.


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VintageSnarker
#113Welch’s GATSBY to premiere in 2024
Posted: 4/9/24 at 4:35pm

barcelona20 said: "We have no idea what this Gatsby will be like yet. Maybe they're completely changing the focus. Who knows..."

If true, Isaac Powell is the casting that confuses me. That's a really big departure from the book.

hearthemsing22
#114Welch’s GATSBY to premiere in 2024
Posted: 4/9/24 at 5:02pm

What could be causing the hold up with an official cast announcement? Contracts? 

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cdf1983
#115Welch’s GATSBY to premiere in 2024
Posted: 4/9/24 at 8:30pm

VintageSnarker said: "barcelona20 said: "We have no idea what this Gatsby will be like yet. Maybe they're completely changing the focus. Who knows..."

If true, Isaac Powell is the casting that confuses me. That's a really big departure from the book.
"

I’m curious… why does that confuse you and how is it a big departure from the book?

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The Distinctive Baritone
#116Welch’s GATSBY to premiere in 2024
Posted: 4/9/24 at 10:16pm

Interesting that both musical versions cast boyish tenors (and Tonys in the two most recent WSS revivals) in the title role. 

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jacobsnchz14
#117Welch’s GATSBY to premiere in 2024
Posted: 4/10/24 at 9:26am

From the Briefing: American Repertory Theater (A.R.T.) at Harvard University announced the cast for its world-premiere musical Gatsby. The cast includes IsaacPowell (Gatsby), Charlotte MacInnes (Daisy), Ben Levi Ross (Nick), Cory Jeacoma (Tom), Eleri Ward(Jordan), Solea Pfeiffer (Myrtle), Matthew Amira(Wilson), and Adam Grupper (Wolfsheim). The ensemble includes Nick Bailey, Kailey Boyle, Runako Campbell, Jada Clark, Joshua Grosso, Alex Haquia, Gabriel Hyman, Matt Kizer, Lorenzo Pagano, Christopher Ralph, Christopher M. Ramirez, Shea Renne, Aliza Russell, Shota Sekiguchi, and Maya Sistruck. Cameron Burke, Jacob Burns, Mia DeWeese, Paige Krumbach, and Justin Gregory Lopez are swings. Sam Simahk is the standby for Gatsby.

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cdf1983
#118Welch’s GATSBY to premiere in 2024
Posted: 4/10/24 at 9:34am

DaveyG said: "TaffyDavenport said: "Now that rehearsals have started, the Oracle has effectively confirmed that Isaac Powell is Jay Gatsby, Ben Levi Ross isNick, and Australian newcomer Charlotte MacInnes has been cast as Daisy, with Solea Pfeiffer presumed to be playing Myrtle."

Let's not give the "Oracle" any credit. He's been constantlywrong about casting for this production over the last few months. Now that there's a publicly available picture of the cast watching the eclipse on a break from their 1st rehearsal, he scours the photo and acts as though he has a scoop. Nonsense.
"

Now, how do you feel knowing he was, once again, correct? 

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EDSOSLO858
#119Welch’s GATSBY to premiere in 2024
Posted: 4/10/24 at 9:49am

I can’t wait to see/read the inevitable interview with Maya Sistruck, who has worked on both Gatsbies!


Oh look, a bibu!
Updated On: 4/10/24 at 09:49 AM

singer234
#120Welch’s GATSBY to premiere in 2024
Posted: 4/10/24 at 9:55am

I want a musical about that!

hearthemsing22
#121Welch’s GATSBY to premiere in 2024
Posted: 4/10/24 at 9:59am

Why does it matter that Sweaty was correct? I'm sorry but you're not too smart if you rely on some rando instead of waiting for official announcements. People are just too impatient and must know before everyone else. Like- get over yourselves. 

JasonC3
#122Welch’s GATSBY to premiere in 2024
Posted: 4/10/24 at 10:06am

If anyone ever needed to get over themselves ....

hearthemsing22 said: "Why does it matter that Sweaty was correct? I'm sorry but you're not too smart if you rely on some rando instead of waiting for official announcements. People are just too impatient and must know before everyone else. Like- get over yourselves."

 

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quizking101
#123Welch’s GATSBY to premiere in 2024
Posted: 4/10/24 at 10:08am

This casting doesn’t seem to excite me. I know quite a few people who auditioned for this who were older than the actors they cast (Wolfsheim aside), so I’m wondering when they decided on this younger approach.


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copskid949
#124Welch’s GATSBY to premiere in 2024
Posted: 4/10/24 at 10:10am

hearthemsing22 said: "Why does it matter that Sweaty was correct? I'm sorry but you're not too smart if you rely on some rando instead of waiting for official announcements. People are just too impatient and must know before everyone else. Like- get over yourselves."

There is such a thing as being a well-connected figure in this industry who people have been privately leaking stuff to for years now…


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