The Beast in the Jungle

Name: Vineyard Theatre
Address: 108 East 15th Street, New York, NY 10003
Production Information
First performance date: May 4, 2018
Opening date: May 23, 2018
Closing date: June 10, 2018
External Links: Official Website

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Production Description
From legendary composer John Kander, Tony Award-nominated playwright David Thompson, and five-time Tony Award-winning director and choreographer Susan Stroman, comes a stunningly original new work — fusing dance, drama and music. Adapted from Henry James’ classic 1903 novella, The Beast in the Jungle is the story of John Marcher, a man haunted by personal demons, whose great yet unfulfilled love affair with an unforgettable woman spans decades and continents. With a waltz-inspired instrumental score, and dazzling choreography that traverses the worlds of ballet and contemporary dance, this powerful and romantic tale of love and loss reunites the remarkable creative team behind The Vineyard’s acclaimed The Scottsboro Boys, and features Teagle F. Bougere (A Raisin in the Sun), former American Ballet Theatre principal dancer Irina Dvorovenko (“The Americans”), Tony Award nominee Peter Friedman (Ragtime), and Tony Award nominee Tony Yazbeck (On The Town).
Opening Night Credits

Production Credits
Person/Company Credit
Vineyard Theatre Producer
Henry James1 Original Author
David Thompson Book
John Kander Music
Susan Stroman2 Director
Greg Jarrett Musical Director
Eric Santagata Associate Director
Susan Stroman Choreographer
Susan Stroman Choreographer
Eric Santagata Associate Choreographer
Leah Hofmann Dance Captain
Michael Curry Set Designer
Michael Curry Costume Designer
Ben Stanton Lighting Designer
Peter Hylenski Sound Designer
Dave Bova Wig, Hair & Make-Up
DR Theatrical Management (DRTM) General Manager
Sam Rudy Media Relations Press Representative
Johnny Milani Production Stage Manager
Mary Duffe Production Manager
Adrian White Production Supervisor
Sam Davis Orchestrations
Greg Anthony Rassen Orchestrations
John Monaco Music Coordinator
David Loud Music Supervisor
Sam Davis Musical Arrangements
Jim Carnahan3 Casting
Stephen Gabis Dialect Coach

1Inspired by the novella by Henry James.
3Credited as Jim Carnahan, CSA.

Actor Role
Maira Barriga The Women
Teagle F. Bougere Husband / Stranger
Elizabeth Dugas The Women
Irina Dvorovenko May Bertram
Peter Friedman John Marcher
Leah Hofmann The Women
Naomi Kakuk The Women
Brittany Marcin Maschmeyer The Women
Erin Moore1 The Women
Tony Yazbeck Nephew / Young Marcher
Sara Esty May Bertram UNDERSTUDY
Clifton Samuels Nephew / Young Marcher / Husband / Stranger UNDERSTUDY

1Credited as Erin M. Moore.
Award Person / Company Function
1 NOMINATED 2019 Lucille Lortel Award, Outstanding Choreographer Susan Stroman Choreographer
2 WON 2019 Chita Rivera Award, Outstanding Female Dancer in an Off-Broadway Show Irina Dvorovenko Actor
3 NOMINATED 2019 Chita Rivera Award, Outstanding Female Dancer in an Off-Broadway Show Naomi Kakuk Actor
4 NOMINATED 2019 Outer Critics Circle Award, Outstanding New Off-Broadway Musical    
5 WON 2018 Joe A. Callaway Award (SDCF), Excellence in Choreography Susan Stroman Choreographer
The recipient of an Edgerton Foundation New Play Award.