VIDEO RELEASED AS “SHUCKED” BECOMES THE FIRST BROADWAY SHOW TO PERFORM ON NBC’S “THE VOICE”
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE ON TUESDAY, MAY 23, PLEASE
BROADWAY’S HOMEGROWN HIT MUSICAL COMEDY
NOMINATED FOR NINE TONY AWARDS INCLUDING BEST MUSICAL
MAKES HISTORY, BECOMING THE FIRST BROADWAY SHOW
TO PERFORM ON
NBC’S “THE VOICE”
CLICK HERE TO SEE
TONY AWARD NOMINEE
PERFORM THEIR SHOWSTOPPING NUMBER “INDEPENDENTLY OWNED”
New York, NY (May 23, 2023) – Last night, Tony Award® nominee Alex Newell brought the judges and studio audience of NBC’s “The Voice” to their feet when they sang their showstopping number “Independently Owned” from the hit new Broadway musical Shucked, nominated for nine Tony Awards including Best Musical.
Click HERE to see Newell’s performance which is the first time a Broadway musical has been featured on “The Voice.”
In addition to their Tony Award nomination, Newell, has won the Outer Critics Circle Award and a Clarence Derwent Award and been nominated for Drama Desk® and Drama League Awards® for his “show-stopping” (Entertainment Weekly) performance which “soars to stratospheric vocal heights” (Time Out New York).
In addition to the nine Tony Award nominations, Shucked has also been honored with 12 Drama Desk Awards including Best Musical, seven Outer Critics Circle Awards including Best Musical, and three Drama League Awards including Best Musical.
With a book by 2023 Tony Award nominee Robert Horn, music and lyrics by 2023 Tony Award nominees Brandy Clark and Shane McAnally, and direction by 2023 Tony Award nominee and three-time Tony Award winner Jack O’Brien, Shucked also stars the award-winning ensemble of (in alphabetical order) Outer Critics Circle Award nominee John Behlmann, Tony Award and Drama Desk Award nominee Kevin Cahoon, Drama Desk Award nominee Andrew Durand, Tony Award nominee Grey Henson, Theatre World Award winner and Drama Desk Award nominee Caroline Innerbichler, and Theatre World Award winner Ashley D. Kelley.
The ensemble of Shucked features Jimmy Brewer, Audrey Cardwell, Dwayne Clark, Rheaume Crenshaw, Jaygee Macapugay, Scott Stangland, Yasmeen Sulieman, and Quinn VanAntwerp. The swings are Miki Abraham, Ken Wulf Clark, Traci Elaine Lee, and Alan Wiggins.
What do you get when you pair a semi-neurotic, New York comedy writer with two music superstars from Nashville? A hilarious and audacious farm-to-fable musical about the one thing Americans everywhere can’t get enough of: corn. 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. Shucked is turning Broadway on its ear and offer a kernel of hope for our divided nation.
With choreography by Sarah O’Gleby, and music supervision, music direction, orchestrations, and arrangements by Howland, the design team for Shucked includes 2023 Tony Award nominee and Tony Award winner Scott Pask (scenic design), 2023 Drama Desk Award nominee Tilly Grimes (costume design), Tony Award nominee Japhy Weideman (lighting design), Tony Award winner and 2023 Drama Desk Award nominee John Shivers (sound design), Academy Award® winner and Emmy Award® winner Mia Neal (wig design), and Stephen Kopel, C12 Casting (casting director).
Production photos of the Broadway cast available HERE (photos by Matthew Murphy & Evan Zimmerman) and promotional photos of the cast creative is available HERE (photos by Emilio Madrid) with full permission granted for press and social usage.
Shucked is produced by Mike Bosner, Jason Owen, AEG Presents/Jay Marciano/Gary Gersh, Jeffrey A. Sine, Richard Smith, Silvia Schmid, Bob Boyett, Jeremiah J. Harris, James L. Nederlander, EST/Emily Tisch, Sony Music Entertainment, DudaAllen, David W. Busch, Karen Fairchild, Horipro Inc., Gordon-Helfner, John Gore Organization, Madison Wells Live, S&Co., Terry Schnuck, Jimi Westbrook, and ZKM Media.
The Shucked – Original Broadway Cast Recording is available on all streaming platforms with the CD being released on Friday, June 5 and available for preorder HERE. The album is produced by 2023 Tony Award, Drama Desk, and Outer Critics Circle Award nominee Jason Howland, Billy Jay Stein, and the show’s composers Shane McAnally, and Brandy Clark.
# # # #