October 28 – November 12, 2022
Music and lyrics by
Brandy Clark and Shane McAnally
Opening on Broadway in Spring 2023!
Shucked is the new musical comedy that proves sometimes tearing down a few walls, rather than growing them, is the only way to preserve our way of life. With an outrageously funny book by Tony Award®-winner Robert Horn, an irresistible score by Grammy Award®-winning songwriting team of Brandy Clark and Shane McAnally, and direction by three-time Tony Award®-winner Jack O’Brien, Shucked is about to turn Broadway on its ear and offer a kernel of hope for our divided nation.
Tickets are no longer available for this show.
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ROBERT HORN (Book) Winner of the Tony, Drama Desk, Outer Critics Circle, and New York Drama Critics’ Circle Awards, his theater credits include Tootsie, 13 The Musical, Shucked, Moonshine The Musical, Hercules, Lone Star Love; and Dame Edna: Back With A Vengeance. He’s written, created, and/or produced such iconic series as Designing Women, Living Single, High Society, Partners, and has contributed to large scale events such as Bette Midler’s Divine Intervention tour and The BBC RuPaul Christmas Special. He’s had production deals at Warner Brothers, Sony and ABC Studios, and other films include 13 The Musical on Netflix, Teen Beach Movie; Sharpay’s Fabulous Adventure; Disney’s Wildlife; and Good Advice. Dedicated to my Mom, husband John, and twin sister Nancy, who I know is guiding my pen.
BRANDY CLARK (Music & Lyrics) A ten-time GRAMMY nominee and CMA Awards “Song of the Year” recipient, Clark is one of her generation’s most respected and celebrated songwriters and musicians. Her songs include Kacey Musgraves’ “Follow Your Arrow,” Miranda Lambert’s “Mama’s Broken Heart,” The Band Perry’s “Better Dig Two” and Hailey Whitter’s “Ten Year Town.” She has most recently penned songs with and is a featured artist on Ashley McBryde’s critically-acclaimed “Lindeville” project. Her past three solo albums—2020’s Your Life is a Record, 2016’s Big Day in a Small Town, and 2013’s 12 Stories—each garnered immense critical acclaim landing on “Best of the Year” lists at New York Magazine, Billboard, NPR Music, Entertainment Weekly, Rolling Stone, Stereogum, etc. NPR Music calls her, “a storyteller of the highest caliber,” Rolling Stone asserts, “a country visionary…the consolation of a beautiful voice delivering a well-built song, cold truth rising from it like fog off dry ice,” while Slate declares, “one of the greatest living short-story-songwriters in country (which really means in any genre)” and The New Yorker praises, “No one is writing better country songs than Brandy Clark is.”
SHANE MCANALLY (Music & Lyrics) has written 48 number one songs, won 3 Grammy awards, and been named the Academy of Country Music’s Songwriter
of the year twice. In 2022, Shane became the most nominated songwriter in CMA history. He has written songs for John Legend, Blake Shelton, Kenny Chesney, Keith Urban, George Strait, Luke Bryan, Miranda Lambert, Halsey, Gwen Stefani, The Jonas Brothers, Reba, and countless others. As a producer, Shane has worked with superstars like Kacey Musgraves, Dolly Parton, Kelly Clarkson, Willie Nelson, Sam Hunt, Walker Hayes, Kelsea Ballerini and Carly Pearce. In 2012, McAnally founded SMACKsongs publishing, whose songwriters and artists have collectively written over 70 number 1 songs, and SMACK management which was responsible for the meteoric rise of Walker Hayes in 2021 and the record-breaking single“FancyLike”. In addition, Shane is the co-president and co-owner of Monument records (a partnership with Sony records), and also starred for 2 seasons on NBC’s Songland alongside Ryan Tedder and Ester Dean. Shane and his husband, Michael McAnally Baum, live in Nashville with their 9 year old twins, Dash and Dylan.
JACK O’BRIEN (Director) has won three Tony Awards for his direction of Hairspray, Henry IV, and The Coast of Utopia. His other recent Broadway credits include Arthur Miller’s All My Sons, Carousel, The Front Page, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, It’s Only a Play, Macbeth, The Nance, Dead Accounts, Catch Me If You Can, Impressionism, Dirty Rotten Scoundrels (Tony nom.), Imaginary Friends, The Invention of Love (Tony nomination and Drama Desk winner), The Full Monty (Tony nom.), More to Love, Getting Away with Murder, The Little Foxes, Damn Yankees, Two Shakespearean Actors (Tony nom.) and Porgy and Bess (Tony nom.). Off-Broadway credits include Tom Stoppard’s The Hard Problem, Pride’s Crossing, and Hapgood (Lucille Lortel Award). Other productions include Il Trittico at the Metropolitan Opera, Guys and Dolls at Carnegie Hall, Much Ado About Nothing for The Public’s Shakespeare in the Park, Love Never Dies, and Hairspray (Olivier nom.) in London, which saw a revival at the Coliseum in London last summer. Mr. O’Brien was the Artistic Director of the Old Globe Theatre from 1981 till 2007. He has directed six programs for PBS’s American Playhouse. His book, Jack Be Nimble, is published by Farrar, Strauss and Giroux and his next volume, Jack in the Box: or, How to Goddamn Direct, will also be published by FSG.
SARAH O’GLEBY (Choreographer) credits include: Almost Famous (Broadway), Tony’s Opening Numbers 2022 (Radio City), The Wanderer (Paper Mill Playhouse), Mythic (Charing Cross, London), High Button Shoes (City Center Encores). Sarah is Resident Choreographer for SNL and The Tonight Show (NBC). Sarah also creates unique one off events for Hermes, Robin Hood Foundation, Target, Rose Bowl (NBC), Thanksgiving Day Parade (NBC), The Kelly Clarkson Show (NBC), The View (NBC) and The Kennedy Center Honors (CBS).
JASON HOWLAND (Musical Supervisor) Tony-nominated composer of Broadway’s Paradise Square and Little Women. Musical supervisor/director, arranger, and conductor on Broadway for more than 25 years: Beautiful: The Carole King Musical (Grammy Award), Bonnie & Clyde, Wonderland, Jekyll & Hyde, Les Miserables, Taboo, Spider-Man, Scarlet Pimpernel, The Civil War. Proud parent of Noah and Nina.
SCOTT PASK (Scenic Design) Scott has designed over 50 Broadway productions, receiving Tony Awards for The Book of Mormon, The Coast of Utopia, and The Pillowman. Recently: American Buffalo (Tony Nom.) Mr. Saturday Night, The Prom, The Band’s Visit (Tony nom), Mean Girls (Tony nom), Waitress, Airline Highway, The Visit, Blackbird, Pippin (Tony nom), I’ll Eat You Last, An Act of God, Something Rotten!, HAIR, Pal Joey (Tony nom.), Les Liaisons Dangereuses (Tony nom), Promises Promises, The Lieutenant of Inishmore, A Steady Rain, Take Me Out, Nine, and Urinetown. For Netflix, he has designed The King’s Jester, Oh, Hello!, and John Mulaney: Kid Gorgeous at Radio City. Also, Cirque du Soliel’s Amaluna. IG @scottpaskstudio
TILLY GRIMES (Costume Design) Tilly is an Irish/Greek theater, opera & film designer based in New York. Awards/Nominations: The Balsamo Grant for Emerging Immigrant Artists, The Irish Arts Design Award, Irish Times Theater Award Nomination, The Onstage Critics Award, multiple Lucille Lortel, and Drama Desk nominations. NYC: Roundabout, BAM, MTC, MCC, Playwrights Horizons, Atlantic, Ars Nova, Red Bull, Cherry Lane, The Pearl, Clubbed Thumb, New Georges, and La Mama Theater. USA: ART, Berkeley Rep, The Alley, Goodspeed Opera, OSF, The Wilma, Washington Shakes, Two River, Trinity Rep, Williamstown Theater Festival, Hudson Valley Shakespeare, Woolly Mammoth, and Westport Playhouse. TillyGrimes.com | IG: @MissTGrimes
JAPHY WEIDEMAN (Lighting Design) Japhy Weideman has been nominated for five Tony Awards for lighting design. His notable Broadway credits include Dear Evan Hansen, The Visit, The Nance, Of Mice and Men, Airline Highway, Lobby Hero, Bright Star, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, Sylvia, The Snow Geese, Old Times, Macbeth, Cyrano de Bergerac, Significant Other, and Marvin’s Room. Off-Broadway: Lincoln Center Theatre, The Public-NYSF, NYTW, Second Stage, Playwrights Horizons, MTC, MCC, LAByrinth, The Vineyard, Ma-Yi, and others. On the West End he designed lighting for Dear Evan Hansen (Noel Coward), A Nice Fish (Harold Pinter Theatre), and Blackbird (Albery Theatre). Recent: Set and Lighting for Hasan Minhaj’s The King’s Jester at Radio City and National Tour.
JOHN SHIVERS (Sound Design) Disney’s Beauty and the Beast (Worldwide), Pretty Woman, Cirque du Soleil’s Paramour, Kinky Boots (2013 Tony Award recipient), Hugh Jackman: Back on Broadway, Bonnie & Clyde, Sister Act, 9 to 5, Cat on a Hot Tin Roof, The Little Mermaid, Tarzan, and Billy Crystal’s 700 Sundays. International: Wicked, Spirit of Life, The Secret, Das Wunder Von Bern, The Lion King. Regional: The Muny 2015 – Present, Trading Places, Afterwords, The Wanderer, Becoming Nancy, 42nd St., The Heart of Rock and Roll, Moonshine, Harmony, The Nutty Professor, Tales of the City, Emma, Robin and the 7 Hoods. Associate credits: The Lion King, Mary Poppins, The Producers, Hairspray, Aida, Titanic, How to Succeed in Business…’95, The Who’s Tommy, Guys and Dolls and The Buddy Holly Story. Other credits include: Savion Glover, Dionne Warwick, Burt Bacharach, Gregory Hines and Electric Lady Studios.
MIA NEAL (Hair & Wig Design) Mia Neal is a highly- praised hairstylist and wig designer for film, television and theater, who made history alongside collaborator Jamika Wilson as the first Black nominees and winners in the Best Hair and Makeup category at the Academy Awards. Credits also include Uncut Gems, The Humans, Tyler Perry’s A Jazzman’s Blues, Pose, and Annie Live, for which she won an Emmy. Graduate, The Juilliard School Professional Internship Program for Wigs and Makeup.
DANIEL EDMONDS (Musical Director/Conductor) Broadway: Paradise Square (assistant conductor, keyboard 1, piano arranger). West End: The Showgirl Within (music supervision, direction, arrangements and orchestrations). Composer: Lea Salonga’s latest single “Dream Again” (music and co-lyrics, executive music producer); new original score for Wind In The Willows (La Boite Theatre Company); “Man To Man” (from the film Super Awesome); original score for short films Butcherbird and The Suitor. As Music Director/ Conductor: world premiere productions of King Kong, Strictly Ballroom, Dream Lover: The Bobby Darin Musical. Also: Pippin, Chicago, Beautiful: The Carole King Musical. In development: With(out) Her (music supervision/direction and arrangements); The Great Gatsby (music direction). Also: Lea Salonga – PBS Great Performances, and a cornucopia of other appearances.
MICHAEL J. PASSARO (Production Supervisor) Broadway: Moulin Rouge; The Cher Show; Charlie and the Chocolate Factory; Holiday Inn; Bright Star; Wolf Hall; The River; Pippin; Evita; How to Succeed…; Promises, Promises; History Boys; Carousel; Angels in America; Will Rogers Follies; Starlight Express; and more than 20 more! Regional: Indiana Rep. Associate professor/concentration advisor for the MFA Stage Management Program at Columbia University. Education: MA – NYU – Gallatin Division.
STEPHEN KOPEL (Casting) Broadway: A Christmas Carol, & Juliet, Moulin Rouge, Caroline, or Change, Trouble in Mind, Jagged Little Pill, The Play That Goes Wrong, Beautiful: The Carole King Musical, The Lifespan of a Fact, Kiss Me, Kate, She Loves Me, On the Twentieth Century, Violet, Once, Sunday in the Park, The Mystery of Edwin Drood, Anything Goes, Noises Off, Harvey, On a Clear Day, The Scottsboro Boys.
MICHELLE BOSCH Broadway: Moulin Rouge, The Cher Show, Bright Star, Jersey Boys, Hairspray, Avenue Q, A Year With Frog and Toad, Dance Of the Vampires, Sweet Smell of Success, Into the Woods, Annie Get Your Gun, Not About Nightingales, The Old Neighborhood. Film & Off-Broadway: Audible Theatre’s Half-Life with Marie Curie, Anna Deavere Smith’s Notes From The Field for HBO and Second Stage. For Davis and the guys.
TRACEY WOOLLEY (Stage Manager) Some favorite credits include Blue Man Group, Cirque DuSoleil’s Mystere, Dragone’s Le Reve (Las Vegas); Off-Broadway: The Book of Merman (St Luke’s Theater), Verso (New World Stages), The Brobot Johnson Experience (Bushwick Starr); Heathers (New World Stages); Phoenix (Cherry Lane Theatre); 1st National Tour of The Lincoln Center Production of South Pacific, The Hip Hop Nutcracker; Regional: The Buddy Holly Story, Thoroughly Modern Millie, Grease, The Witches of Eastwick-National Premiere (The Ogunquit Playhouse), The Last of the Red Hot Lovers (The Cape Playhouse). Proud member of AEA, but even more proud to be a member of my family. Love you guys! CTR
EMILY NACRISSA GRIFFITH (Stage Manager) has worked with Pioneer Theatre Company for six seasons. She graduated from UVU with multiple awards for
her work, including the Kennedy Center’s Meritorious Achievement Award. She has also managed Sundance’s Summer Theatre for the past two seasons.
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Front Row Reviewers
Broadway News: “New musical ‘Shucked’ to open on Broadway in spring 2023″
The New York Times: “‘Shucked’ Is Corny. It’s Country. And It’s Coming to Broadway.”
Spotlight for Learning
SYNOPSIS: Corn Cob County faces a crisis that threatens their livelihood. The town’s favorite young couple, Maizy and Beau, have known they belong together since childhood but interrupt their nuptials to save their small town. Maizy leaves her sweetheart for the big city (Tampa, Florida) in hopes of finding someone who can help. A local con man, Gordy, takes advantage of her naivete, and seeing a chance to solve a little financial problem of his own, follows Maizy back, conveniently capturing her heart along the way. It’s a hoe-down with puns and non-stop jokes, leading up to its raucous conclusion.
LANGUAGE: There are colorful Southern expressions which would be considered mild oaths by some, but are pretty tame, especially when sung. There are puns and innuendos that will likely go over the heads of young children who might very much enjoy the singing and dancing.
SMOKING AND DRINKING: Set in the south, moonshine whiskey is a staple at every event. In an effort to get Gordy to fess up to his con, during his bachelor party the night before his wedding to Maizy, the townspeople succeed in getting him drunk… and talking.
SEX: None, though it is alluded in a demure manner.
FOR WHICH AUDIENCES? The play’s avalanche of puns and innuendo may give some audience members pause. Teens and older should enjoy.
RATING: If it were a movie, Shucked might be rated “PG-13.”