Performances begin June 30 for the world premiere of This Ain’t No Disco at Atlantic Theater Company. The new ’70s-set rock opera is by Stephen Trask (Hedwig and the Angry Inch), Peter Yanowitz (The Wallflowers), and Rick Elice (Jersey Boys, Peter and the Starcatcher), with direction by Darko Tresnjak and choreography by Camille A. Brown.
This Ain’t No Disco tells the story of a group of drifters and dreamers searching for their place in the night world of Studio 54 and Mudd Club. The musical features music and lyrics by Trask and Yanowitz and a book by Trask, Yanowitz, and Elice.
The cast is made up of Krystina Alabado (The Mad Ones), Cameron Amandus (Spamilton), Will Connolly (After The Blast), Eddie Cooper (The New World), Tony d’Alelio (Off-Broadway debut), Lulu Fall (Natasha, Pierre, and the Great Comet of 1812), Hannah Florence (Paramour: A Cirque du Soleil Musical), Chilina Kennedy (Beautiful), Peter LaPrade (The Lightning Thief: The Percy Jackson Musical), John-Michael Lyles (Sweeney Todd), Krystal Mackie (Off-Broadway debut), Trevor McQueen (Annie Get Your Gun), Nicole Medoro (The Illusionists Live), Ian Paget (A Chorus Line), Theo Stockman (American Psycho), Samantha Marie Ware (Hamilton), and Antonio Watson (Blue Bloods).
This Ain’t No Disco will officially open Off-Broadway July 24 and is scheduled to play through August 12. Performances were originally scheduled to begin June 29 but were delayed due to technical challenges.
The production features scenic design by Jason Sherwood, costume design by Sarah Laux, lighting design by Ben Stanton, sound design by Emily Lazar, projection design by Aaron Rhyne, musical direction by Darius Smith, and casting by Telsey + Company: Craig Burns, CSA.
Workshop productions of This Ain’t No Disco were presented by New York Stage and Film & Vassar at the Powerhouse Theater in 2015 and 2017. The show is produced in cooperation with Miramax. For tickets to the world premiere visit Atlantictheater.org.