Additional casting has been announced for “The Outsiders.” Joining the cast of the new musical are Joshua Boone in the role of Dallas Winston, Emma Pittman as Cherry Valance, Daryl Tofa as Two-Bit Mathews and Kevin William Paul as Bob Sheldon. As previously announced, the Danya Taymor-directed production will open April 11, 2024, at Broadway’s Bernard B. Jacobs Theatre. Previews will begin March 16.
Boone returns to Broadway, following his turn in 2022’s “Skeleton Crew.” He also appeared in “Network” and “Holler If Ya Hear Me.”
Pittman made her Broadway as Roxie Hart in “Chicago,” after winning “The Search for Roxie.” She presently appears in “Back to the Future.”
Tofa currently plays Dave McFly in “Back to the Future,” having made his Broadway debut in “Mean Girls.”
Paul is making his Broadway debut in “The Outsiders.” He has appeared on television in “Evil” and “Why Women Kill.”
Casting is by Tara Rubin Casting/Xavier Rubiano.
The new musical features a book by Adam Rapp with Justin Levine, based on S.E. Hinton’s 1967 novel and Francis Ford Coppola’s 1983 film, both of the same name. Music and lyrics are by Jonathan Clay and Zach Chance of Jamestown Revival and Justin Levine.
The cast will also feature the previously announced Brody Grant as Ponyboy Curtis, Sky Lakota-Lynch as Johnny Cade, Brent Comner as Darrel Curtis and Jason Schmidt as Sodapop Curtis. Complete casting, by Tara Rubin Casting, is forthcoming.
“The Outsiders” tells the story of orphaned teenager Ponyboy Curtis, his best friend Johnny Cade and their fellow street gang members, known as the Greasers. Set in 1967 Tulsa, the story follows the group of chosen family as they fight for survival against their rival gang, the Socs.
“The Outsiders” is produced on Broadway by the Araca Group, American Zoetrope, Olympus Theatricals, Sue Gilad & Larry Rogowsky and Angelina Jolie.