The Off-Broadway premiere of I Spy a Spy opened July 18 at the Theatre at St. Clement’s after beginning preview performances July 6. The production, directed and choreographed by Bill Castellino (Cagney, Desperate Measures), is scheduled to play a limited engagement through September 21.
With lyrics by Jamie Jackson and music by SoHee Youn (and a book by both), I Spy a Spy is set in Hell's Kitchen, where José Rodriguez, an undocumented Mexican delivery guy, has an American Dream—to become "a someone." Alina Orlova, a beautiful but inept Russian spy, also has an American Dream—to bring down America and to save the family's "Fluff N' Fold." José and Alina embark on a wild adventure to fulfill their destinies.
Flip through photos of opening night below:
Go Inside Opening Night of I Spy a Spy Off-Broadway
I Spy a Spy stars Grace Choi (Avenue Q), Emma Degerstedt (Desperate Measures), James Donegan (Forbidden Broadway), Taylor Fields (Holiday Inn), Andrew Mayer (The Great Comet), Frankie Paparone (Shrek The Musical), Hazel Anne Raymundo (Avenue Q), Nicole Paloma Sarro (In the Heights national tour), Lawrence E. Street (Carmen Jones), Sorab Wadia (Kite Runner), John Wascavage (Murder for Two national tour), and Bruce Warren (The Road to Qatar).
The creative team features musical director Dan Pardo, set designer James Morgan, costume designer Tyler Holland, lighting designer Michael Gottlieb, sound designer Dave Ferdinand, associate director Joseph Hayward, and assistant choreographer Victoria Casillo. Casting is by Michael Cassara, CSA.