A musical that follows Cher, a girl so optimistic she can’t see that her bungling attempts at playing Cupid disguise her own fashion-plated isolation, in a new stage adaptation of the hit 1995 film.
From the producers: Amy Heckerling takes us back to 90s Beverly Hills with this musical version of her beloved film "Clueless," a modern spin on Jane Austen’s Emma. With her singular voice, she gives us a score that reimagines 90s hits into ingenious parodies and yearning monologues for her lovesick characters. Director Kristin Hanggi and choreographer Kelly Devine drive this fresh take on the story of Cher, a girl so psychotically optimistic she can’t see that her bungling attempts at playing Cupid disguise her own fashion-plated isolation.
Bronx-native Amy Heckerling is best known for directing the commercially successful films "Fast Times at Ridgemont High," "National Lampoon's European Vacation," and "Look Who's Talking." Her 1995 film "Clueless," is loosely based on Jane Austen's 1815 novel "Emma," updating the setting to modern-day Beverly Hills. The film was a hit at the box office, and has since developed a cult following and is considered to be one of the best teen films of all time.
Daytime Emmy Award winner Dove Cameron ("Liv and Maddie"), who played Amber Von Tussle in NBC's live broadcast of "Hairspray," leads the cast as Cher in the new musical. She is joined by Ephie Aardema, Lori Alan, Sara Andreas, Gilbert L. Bailey II, Will Connolly, Danielle Marie Gonzalez, Tessa Grady, Talya Groves, Chris Hoch, L'ogan J'ones, Darius Jordan Lee, Justin Mortelliti, Brett Thiele, Dave Thomas Brown, and Zurin Villanueva. The production is directed by Kristin Hanggi ("Rock of Ages") with choreography by Kelly Devine ("Come from Away").What's The New Group?
Founded by Artistic Director Scott Elliott in the mid-90s, The New Group is an artist-driven company with a commitment to developing and producing powerful, contemporary theater. Past productions include the original production of the Tony-winning musical "Avenue Q"
in 2003, and the critically-acclaimed revival of David Rabe's "Hurlyburly" in 2005. More here