As rehearsals begin today for the new comedy Fairycakes, it has been announced that Kristolyn Lloyd has joined the cast of the play by five-time Tony nominee Douglas Carter Beane. She will take on the role of Peaseblossom replacing Alfie Fuller who has departed due to scheduling conflicts.
The world premiere is set for this fall at the Greenwich House Theater (27 Barrow Street), home to many of Beane’s first plays, beginning Thursday, October 14, 2021. Opening night is set for October 24. Fairycakes is set to play a limited engagement through January 2, 2022.
Lloyd is a Grammy© and Emmy© Award-winning actress. Her directing credits include Dainty (BOLD Festival, The Garden Workshop), Nick and The Prizefighter (Modern Works Festival), A Patriots Place (B-Street Theatre, BOLD Festival). Acting credits include Broadway: Dear Evan Hansen. Off-Broadway Little Woman (Primary Stages), Blue Ridge (Atlantic), Paradise Blue (The Signature Theatre), Hamlet (The Public Theatre), Heathers The Musical (New World Stages), Cabin in the Sky (Encores City Center). Selected Regional: Paradise Blue (Williamstown), Witness Uganda (A.R.T)s, Hairspray, Rent (Hollywood Bowl). TV includes: “Random Acts of Flyness (HBO), “Elementary”, “Madam Secretary (CBS), “ER” (NBC) , “Lie to Me”(FOX).AND “Kevin Can Wait” (CBS).
Beane will direct the cast of characters which features, in order of appearance, Mo Rocca (Gepetto), Kristolyn Lloyd (Peaseblossom), Sabatino Cruz (Pinocchio) Jackie Hoffman (Moth)), Kuhoo Verma (Cinderella), Z Infante (Cobweb), Ann Harada (Musterseed), Jamen Nanthakumar (Changeling), Julie Halston (Titania/Elizabeth), Arnie Burton (Oberon/Dirk), Chris Myers (Puck) and Jason Tam (Prince/Cupid).
Scenic design is by Shoko Kambara & Adam Crinson, costume design by Gregory Gale and lighting design by Jeanette Oi-Suk Yew. Original music by Lewis Flinn. Ellenore Scott will choreograph and serve as Associate Director.
An all-star cast of theatrical favorites comes together in this uproarious clash of A Midsummer Night’s Dream and old-world fairy tales from Douglas Carter Beane. One night in the woods, puckish mischief leads to mismatched lovers from across all your favorite stories. And what begins as love at first sprite, grows into something more as the feelings from one midsummer night carry over to the bright light of day. So come and sit for a spell. Because in this theater, magic is real.
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