The American Repertory Theater has recruited another batch of alums to make special appearances during the final performances of their new musical retrospective, ExtraOrdinary.
NaTasha Yvette Williams (seen at the A.R.T. in The Gershwins' Porgy & Bess and currently on Broadway in Waitress) will perform at both shows November 25; Hello, Dolly! Tony winner Gavin Creel (who starred in the A.R.T.'s Prometheus Bound) will appear November 27–30; Tony nominee Carolee Carmello (last at the venue with Finding Neverland) is set for the November 29 performance; and Elizabeth Stanley, who starred in the recent premiere of Jagged Little Pill, will join the company at the final performance November 30.
The core cast of the musical celebration features Mj Rodriguez, Terrence Mann, Kathryn Gallagher, Melody Betts, Brandon Michael Nase, Bryonha Marie Parham, and Matthew James Thomas. Throughout its run, the show has welcomed such guest stars as Tony winner Patina Miller, Norm Lewis, and Alicia Moran Hall; as previously announced, Tony winner Rachel Bay Jones and Lea DeLaria are also slated to take part.
ExtraOrdinary is written by Tony Award winner Dick Scanlan, based on interviews with original cast members from a variety of musicals that premiered at the Cambridge, Massachusetts, venue under the leadership of Artistic Director Diane Paulus. Audiences can expect to revisit such shows as Waitress, The Great Comet, Pippin, and Porgy & Bess.
The production features choreography by Abbey O’Brien and special orchestrations and arrangements by music director Lance Horne.