Additional principal casting has been confirmed for the upcoming Broadway production of “The Great Gatsby.” The previously announced musical, which played a fall 2023 engagement at Paper Mill Playhouse in Millburn, New Jersey, will begin previews on March 29 at the Broadway Theatre; opening night is set for April 25. Marc Bruni will direct the musical adapted from F. Scott Fitzgerald’s 1925 novel of the same name.
Reprising their roles from the Paper Mill run will be Noah J. Ricketts as Nick Carraway, Samantha Pauly as Jordan Baker, Sara Chase as Myrtle Wilson, John Zdrojeski as Tom Buchanan and Paul Whitty as George Wilson. New to the company will be Eric Anderson in the role of Wolfsheim. They will appear alongside the previously announced Jeremy Jordan and Eva Noblezada, who will play Jay Gatsby and Daisy Buchanan, respectively.
“The Great Gatsby” will mark a return to Broadway for Ricketts, who previously played Kristoff in “Frozen.” He appeared in “Beautiful” both on Broadway and in the North American tour companies. He is currently featured as Frankie in Showtime’s limited series “Fellow Travelers.”
Pauly originated the role of Katherine Howard in Broadway’s “SIX,” a performance which won her a Best Ensemble Drama Desk Award shared with her fellow queens. She played Eva Perón in Regent’s Park Open Air Theatre’s production of “Evita” in London’s West End.
Chase made her Broadway debut in 2013’s “First Date,” having previously created the role of Sarah in Off-Broadway’s “Toxic Avenger.” Chase played Cyndee Pakorny on Netflix’s “Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt” and voiced the role of Sasha Reed on “The Simpsons.”
Zdrojeski is currently featured in Roundabout Theatre Company’s Off-Broadway production of “Jonah.” He made his Broadway debut as George Gershwin in “Good Night, Oscar.” Zdrojeski is the recipient of a special Obie Award citation for Off-Broadway’s “Heroes of the Fourth Turning.”
Whitty made his Main Stem debut in “The Full Monty.” Since then, he has gone on to originate the role of Billy in “Once” and appear in “Come From Away,” “Amélie” and “Gettin’ the Band Back Together.” His most recent Broadway appearance was in “Camelot.”
Anderson has played two separate tenures as Harold Zidler in “Moulin Rouge!” He appeared as Cal in both the original production and return engagement of “Waitress.” Anderson’s additional Broadway credits include “South Pacific,” “Soul Doctor,” “Kinky Boots,” “Rocky, “The Last Ship” and “Pretty Woman.”
Additional casting for “The Great Gatsby,” by C12 Casting, will be announced at a later date.
Featuring a book by Kait Kerrigan and a score by Jason Howland and Nathan Tysen, the 1920s-set musical follows the reclusive and enigmatic millionaire Jay Gatsby as his obsession to reunite with former flame Daisy Buchanan grows.
“The Great Gatsby” is being produced on Broadway by Chunsoo Shin.