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Lena Hall To Join The Cast Of 'Little Shop Of Horrors' As Audrey

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Tony Award-winning actress Lena Hall (Hedwig and the Angry Inch, Kinky Boots, “Snowpiercer”) will take on the role of Audrey in the three-time Best Musical Revival Award-winning production of LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS this fall, beginning Tuesday, September 6, 2022 at the Westside Theatre (407 West 43rd Street). Hall will star opposite Tony Award nominee Rob McClure (Mrs. Doubtfire, Beetlejuice, Chaplin), who joined the company earlier this month as Seymour, and Andrew Call (Groundhog Day, Rock of Ages, ‘Grease Live!”), who steps into the role of Orin Scrivello, D.D.S. beginning August 30, 2022.

Playing their final weeks in the company are original cast members Tammy Blanchard (Life with Judy Garland, Gypsy) and Christian Borle (Something Rotten!, Peter and the Starcatcher). Borle, a two-time Tony Award winner who won the 2020 Drama Desk, Outer Critics Circle and Lortel Awards for his portrayal of Orin Scrivello, D.D.S., will play his final performance in the role on August 28. Blanchard, an Emmy Award winner who received a 2020 Drama Desk nomination for her performance as Audrey, will depart the production on September 4.

Lena Hall can currently be seen as Miss Audrey in TNT’s hit show “Snowpiercer”. Lena is a Tony Award winner and Grammy nominee who received widespread critical acclaim for her feature film debut as the title role in “Becks”, (winner of the U.S. Fiction Award at the L.A. Film Festival). Following her Tony-winning Broadway run in Hedwig and the Angry Inch, Hall toured North America with Josh Groban on his “Stages” tour and portrayed the dual starring roles of both Hedwig and Yitzhak in Hedwig and the Angry Inch in Los Angeles and San Francisco. She originated the role of Nicola in the Tony winning musical Kinky Boots, and has been seen on HBO’s “Girls,” Amazon Prime’s “Good Girls Revolt,” and can be heard voicing the fan-favorite role of Countess Coloratura on “My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic”. Hall starred opposite Marisa Tomei in the world premiere of Sarah Ruhl play How To Transcend A Happy Marriage for Lincoln Center Theatre. All of Hall’s solo musical revues Sin & Salvation, The Art Of The Audition, Oh! You Pretty Things (all three premiered at the legendary Cafe Carlyle) and The Villa Satori: Growing up Haight Ashbury played sold out shows and received rave reviews. Hall’s year-long musical passion project, Obsessed, pays tribute to her greatest musical inspirations with 12 EP releases over the course of 2018 that are accompanied by 54 music videos via YouTube.

Andrew Call was most recently seen as King George III in the Chicago production of Hamilton, “Daniel” in the Amazon series “Harlem,” and Sonny in “Grease Live!” on FOX. His Broadway credits include Groundhog Day, Rock of Ages, American Idiot, Glory Days, Cry-Baby, and High Fidelity, and other film & television credits include “Z: The Beginning of Everything,” and Ordinary World.

With a book and lyrics by Grammy and Academy Award winner Howard Ashman (The Little Mermaid, Beauty and the Beast), and music by Tony and Academy Award winner Alan Menken (Aladdin, Newsies), this 2020 Drama League, Outer Critics Circle, and Drama Desk Award-winning Best Musical Revival of LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS is directed by Tony Award winner Michael Mayer (Hedwig and the Angry Inch, Spring Awakening) and choreographed by Ellenore Scott (Funny Girl, Mr. Saturday Night). Hall, McClure and Call are joined in the companyby Stuart Zagnit (Caroline, Or Change; Newsies) as Mushnik, Aaron Arnell Harrington (RENT 20th Anniv. Tour) as The Voice of Audrey II, Khalifa White (Caroline, or Change) as Ronnette, Cristina Raé (“Americas Got Talent”) as Chiffon, and Khadija Sankoh (Paper Mill Rising Star Nominee) as Chiffon. Rounding out the cast are Teddy Yudain, Weston Long, Michael Iannucci,Josh Daniel, Camryn Hampton, and Chelsea Turbin.