★ Pre-Broadway ★
A brand new musical featuring
the hits of the Go-Go's!
April 10 - May 06
HEAD OVER HEELS is the fearlessly fresh new musical comedy from music legends The Go-Go’s and the award-winning visionaries that rocked Broadway with HEDWIG AND THE ANGRY INCH, NEXT TO NORMAL, AMERICAN IDIOT, SPRING AWAKENING and AVENUE Q.
An inspired mash-up of posh and punk, HEAD OVER HEELS is an unpredictable Elizabethan romp about a royal family that must prevent an oracle’s prophecy of doom. In order to save their beloved kingdom, the family embarks on an extravagant journey where they are faced with mistaken identities, love triangles, sexual awakening and self-discovery.
Set to the iconic pop music of The Go-Go’s—including the hit songs “We Got The Beat,” “Our Lips Are Sealed,” “Vacation” and many more— HEAD OVER HEELS delivers an experience unlike anything you’ve ever seen. Go!
“The Curran has a wonderful history of introducing shows to the world before they go on to Broadway. I’m very happy to continue that legacy, giving California audiences the chance to be among the first to experience the utter joy of The Go-Go’s HEAD OVER HEELS, filled with the music that only the world’s most successful all-female rock band could provide.”
- Carole Shorenstein Hays
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“A celebration of love in all its forms, joyful, fun and full of heart, driven by the songs that for decades have been making people jump from their seats and dance.”
- The Go-Go's
“A funny and frolicsome concoction”
“The world’s best female rock band”
“Who’s not going to want a glass or three of Taittinger before bopping along to “We Got the Beat,” “Our Lips Are Sealed” and “Vacation”?”
Broadway: War Horse, Spring Awakening. West End: The Umbrellas of Cherbourg. Off-Broadway: The Robber Bridegroom (Roundabout), Gigantic (Vineyard), Love's Labour's Lost (The Public), The Wild Bride (St. Ann’s Warehouse), The Burnt Part Boys (Playwrights Horizons). Tour: Kneehigh Theater Company. US: Berkeley Rep, Guthrie, Chicago Shakespeare. UK: Bristol Old Vic, Liverpool Everyman, The Asylum. TV: CBS’ "Madam Secretary" (Guest Star).
After being in New York for only two months, Taylor Iman Jones made her Broadway debut in Groundhog Day. Previously, this Bay Area native toured nationally with American Idiot and was seen regionally in Stage Kiss (San Francisco Playhouse); Smokey Joe’s Cafe, Spring Awakening (Center Repertory Company); Mary Poppins (Berkeley Playhouse); Rent (CCMT) and The Unfortunates (American Conservatory Theatre). taylorimanjones.com
Jeremy is so excited to be part of this incredible company. Broadway: Ren in Footloose, Roger in Rent, AJ Golden in Paramour, Tommy Devito in Jersey Boys. Off-Broadway: Leo Szilard in Atomic (Drama Desk Nomination), Eddie in Shear Madness. TV: “Nurse Jackie,” “The Good Wife,” “Person of Interest.” www.jeremykushnier.com. Follow @jeremykushnier on Twitter & Instagram. For Nora, Patsy and Robin.
Bonnie is so excited to share this special show after originating Pamela at The Oregon Shakespeare Festival in 2015. 1st National Tour: Kinky Boots. Off-Broadway: God Bless You Mr. Rosewater (Encores!), Gigantic (Vineyard Theatre); Jasper in Deadland (Prospect Theater). Other: These Seven Sicknesses; Restoration Comedy, a cautionary tale (The Flea Theatre); Hint (FringeNYC). Television: recurring on "Search Party" (TBS), "Happy!" (Syfy).
Broadway debut as the first transgender woman to create a principal role. Fans know her from Season 9 of “RuPaul’s Drag Race.” An established entertainer and recording artist, she regularly performs to sold-out crowds around the world. Albums include Hardcore Glamour, Servin’ It Up, Sugar & Spiked and Black Pepper available on iTunes and Google Play.
Broadway: The Lion King (original Pumbaa); Is He Dead?; Jerome Robbins Broadway; Threepenny Opera; Sunset Boulevard; Once Upon a Mattress; Newsies. Off-Broadway: The Government Inspector, Brooklynite, On The Verge, Isn’t It Romantic, The Cradle Will Rock, Henry V (Public Theatre). Tours: Les Misérables (Thenardier), Fiddler (Tevye). Denver Center: The Whale (world premiere). Shakespeare Theatre: Midsummer (Bottom). Training: Juilliard, The Acting Company.
Broadway: Spring Awakening, Brighton Beach Memoirs. Off-Broadway: Actually (MTC & Williamstown Theatre Festival), Fun Home (The Public; Lortel nomination), Dream of the Burning Boy (Roundabout; Drama League nomination), Paint Your Wagon and Hey, Look Me Over! (Encores!). Television: two seasons as “Skye” on Amazon’s “Red Oaks,” “Damages,” “The Big C,” “Royal Pains” and more. For Mom, forever. www.alz.org.
Broadway: City of Angels, Les Misérables, Victor/Victoria (Drama Desk Award), The Scarlet Pimpernel, Sly Fox, Dirty Rotten Scoundrels, Disaster! The Musical. National tours: Anything Goes (Helen Hayes Award); Camelot; Kiss Me, Kate (also West End and PBS), Little Edie in Grey Gardens (Ahmanson). TV: “The Mick,” “Elementary,” “Power,” “Hannah Montana,” “Frasier” and her critically-acclaimed performance as Lucille Ball in “Lucy.” www.rachelyork.com. @therachelyork.
Recently in the Broadway cast and original Chicago company of Hamilton! Previously, Amber was in Vegas playing the role of Sherrie in Rock of Ages. National tours: Flashdance, West Side Story, Legally Blonde. For God, Mom, Dad and Ollie. @amberardolino.
Broadway: Dreamgirls (Effie), Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat (Narrator). National tour: A Night With Janis Joplin (The Blues Singer), Jekyll & Hyde (Lucy), Rent (Seasons of Love Soloist) . Other theatre: Lawdy Miss Clawdy (Sister Rosetta Tharpe), Smokey Joe’s Cafe.
Broadway: Aladdin, Matilda, La Cage Aux Folles, West Side Story. Off-Broadway/Regional: Evita (Westport Country Playhouse), Bella: An American Tall Tale (Playwrights Horizons), West Side Story (Connecticut Repertory Theatre). FILM: The Last Five Years. TV: “Odd Mom Out.” Get your dreams! @yurele.
Broadway: Rock of Ages. Off-Broadway: Trip of Love. Tour: Wicked, Joseph…Dreamcoat. Regional: West Side Story (Paper Mill), In The Heights (Walnut Street). Lisa is thrilled to be part of this company! Thanks to her family, friends, Sofia and the beat.
Broadway debut! Tours: Pippin (Pippin). Off-Broadway: Othello (NYTW), Hadestown (NYTW); The New Yorkers (Encores!). Other: Prince of Egypt, The Ballad of Little Jo, The Sting. BFA Musical Theatre, University of Michigan, RADA. Thanks to my family, Ladybug, Carnahan Casting, Pro. Artists. @_brian_flores.
Broadway: Holler If Ya Hear Me. Off Broadway: Bare The Musical. Regional: Half Time, Summer: The Donna Summer Musical. Choreography: Burn All Night (A.R.T.), In the Heights, (NYU). Film: Spider-Man: Homecoming (Sony). TV: “Law & Order: SVU,” “The Get Down” (Netflix).
Tour: Chicago (Go-to-Hell Kitty). NY/Regional: Muny, Arizona Opera, York Theatre, Alabama Shakespeare, Park Avenue Armory, Carolina Ballet. BFA: Dance, University of Arizona. Thanks to God, incredible parents, CESD, creatives, and casting. Love to Lars! Instagram: @tanyahaglund.
Originally from Michigan, is a graduate of Carnegie Mellon University. She recently appeared in the first national tour of Waitress. Arica is very excited to perform at the Curran and thrilled to be making her Broadway debut.
Gregory is a graduate of the University of Arizona School of Dance. Recent credits: Mamma Mia! (Fireside Theatre) and Odyssey Dance Theatre (Salt Lake City). Many thanks to my amazing parents, family and friends, Jim Carnahan, CESD, and the entire Head Over Heels team.
Broadway: Priscilla…, Spamalot, 42nd St, Annie. TV: “The Blacklist,” “Quantico,” “Gotham.” Founder/designer at E.C.Knox (baby gear for stylish dads). Blogger: @DaddyCopingInStyle. Favorite role: father to Ellison, Colton with partner Todd (143). Props, CGF! Union proud. Hark, politicians: needeth we campaign finance reform post haste!
Most recently in the original Chicago company of Hamilton. Broadway: Hot Feet. Tour: Nickelodeon's Lazytown. Regional: Fort Wayne Philharmonic, Cincinnati Pops. Proud Broadway Dreamer. Love to Mom, Dad, MT16, Henderson Hogan and Annette. BFA: CCM. #tothemax. @peanutpollino.
Broadway: Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, Paramour, Gigi, After Midnight, Motown, Fela!. New York: Hey, Look Me Over!, American Dance Machine. Tour: Memphis (first national), Scottsboro Boys (Ahmanson Theater). TV: “Best Time Ever with Neil Patrick Harris” and NBC's “Smash.”
Broadway: Cats. National tour: Rodgers & Hammerstein’s Cinderella. New York Theatre: Radio City’s New York Spectacular. All my love and gratitude to Mom, Dad, Jake, Ruby, Elon MT and CESD. Follow me on Instagram @tannerizzle.
Honors graduate Fordham University. Named "25 to Watch” in Dance magazine. Dance: Ailey II, Lar Lubovitch, LINES Ballet, Shen Wei. Theater: Chess (Kennedy Center), Queen of the Night, West Side Story (Carnegie Hall), Motown (national tour, Smokey Robinson u/s), Broadway's Hamilton. TV: “Saturday Night Live,” “Tony Awards.” @ricardoazayas.
Recent work includes Michael Moore’s The Terms of My Surrender at the Belasco, the world premiere of Nico Muhly’s opera Marnie at London’s ENO, the U.K. the record-breaking West End run of Funny Girl and UK tour, the national tour of the Tony Award-winning revival of Hedwig and the Angry Inch, As You Like It for Toho Theatre Creation in Tokyo, and Love, Love, Love at the Roundabout.
Broadway Credits: Spring Awakening (Tony Award/Best Musical and Tony, Drama Desk and Outer Critics Circle Awards for Best Director; also London, National Tour, Vienna, Tokyo, and Seoul productions); American Idiot (also co-author, Drama Desk Award for Best Director; also US, UK and Asia tours); Side Man (Tony Award/Best Play also London and Kennedy Center Productions); Thoroughly Modern Millie (Tony Award/Best Musical also London and National Tour); A View from the Bridge (Tony Award/Best Revival); Everyday Rapture; You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown; and Triumph of Love.
Off-Broadway credits include: Brooklynite (Also co-author, Vineyard), Whorl Inside A Loop (with Dick Scanlan, Second Stage), 10 Million Miles (Atlantic). Feature films: The Seagull (upcoming), A Home at the End of the World, and Flicka. Television: Smash (Pilot) for NBC and two seasons of Alpha House for Amazon. Metropolitan Opera: a celebrated new production of Rigoletto. He serves on the Board of New York Stage and Film.
Broadway: Spring Awakening (Drama Desk Award, Outer Critics Circle Award for Outstanding Choreography); Hedwig and the Angry Inch (Tony Award for Best Revival of a Musical) starring Neil Patrick Harris; Falsettos (Drama Desk and Drama League nominations for Best Revival of a Musical). Regional: The Man in the Ceiling (Baystreet Theatre, directed by Jeffrey Seller); Sleepless in Seattle (Pasadena Playhouse); Two Gentleman of Verona: A Rock Opera (The Shakespeare Theater Company); Oliver! (The Human Race Theatre); A Snow White Christmas and Aladdin (Lythgoe Family Productions); World Of Color (Disneyland); On A Clear Day (MTW Director/Choreographer)
Television: Choreographer for 9 seasons on the hit FOX television show, “So You Think You Can Dance,” (two Emmy nominations). Choreographer for television programs including The Academy Awards, The Tony Awards, The Emmy Awards, “One Day at a Time” (Netflix), “Best Time Ever with Neil Patrick Harris” (choreographer & co-producer) “Mike and Molly”, “2 Broke Girls”, “Dancing with the Stars”, “How I Met Your Mother”, “Parks and Recreation”, “Happyland”, and The Latin Grammy Awards.
Performance: Broadway debut in Big – The Musical, followed by The Wedding Singer, Cry-Baby (Fred Astaire Award as Best Male Dancer on Broadway), Equus, and 9 to 5. Performing credits for film and TV include Hairspray, Across the Universe, Footloose, Smash and Gypsy starring Bette Midler.
Film: "Speech & Debate," adapted from the Roundabout Theater play by Steven Karam.
Awards/Charities: Spencer is on the board of the Dizzy Feet Foundation and a faculty member of Broadway Dreams Foundation.
James Magruder made his Broadway debut with the book for the musical Triumph of Love, adapted from his own translation of the Marivaux comedy. His other adaptations of works by Molière, Lesage, Labiche, Gozzi, Hofmannsthal, Dickens, and Giraudoux have been commissioned and/or staged across the country, and in Germany and Japan.
His doctoral dissertation for the Yale School of Drama, Three French Comedies, published by Yale University Press, was named an "Outstanding Literary Translation of the Year" by the American Literary Translators Association. A fiction writer since 2002, he has published three books to date: Sugarless, a Lambda Literary Award Finalist in 2010; Let Me See It, a linked story collection; and the recent Ivy League sex romp, Love Slaves of Helen Hadley Hall. His stories and original plays have appeared in New England Review, Subtropics, Hopkins Review, The Normal School, The Gettysburg Review, Arts & Letters, New Stories from the Midwest, and elsewhere. A four-time fellow of the MacDowell Colony, he lives in Baltimore, teaches dramaturgy at Swarthmore College and French drama at the Yale School of Drama.
Tom Kitt received the 2010 Pulitzer Prize for Drama as well as two Tony Awards for Best Score and Best Orchestrations for Next to Normal. Next to Normal also received the Outer Critics Circle Award for Outstanding New Score. He is also the composer of If/Then (Tony Nom., Outer Critics Nom.); High Fidelity (Broadway); Bring it On, The Musical (co-composer with Lin-Manuel Miranda, Broadway); Disney’s Freaky Friday; The Winter’s Tale, All’s Well That Ends Well, and Cymbeline (The Public’s NYSF); From Up Here and The Madrid (MTC); Orphans (Broadway) The Retributionists (Playwrights Horizons) and As You Like It (Toho Co., Japan).
Tom is the music supervisor, arranger, orchestrator, and composer of additional music for SpongeBob Squarepants, The Musical. In addition, he is the music supervisor for the new NBC drama, Rise, and was responsible for the music supervision, arrangements and orchestrations for Grease Live! and Green Day’s American Idiot on Broadway. His work with Green Day also includes additional arrangements for their Grammy Award-winning album 21st Century Breakdown and their album trilogy, ¡Uno! ¡Dos! ¡Tré! Tom received an Emmy Award as co-writer (with Lin-Manuel Miranda) for the 2013 Tony Award opening number, Bigger. Other Television Songwriting credits include a musical episode of Royal Pains, and songs for Penny Dreadful, Sesame Street, and Julie’s Greenroom. As a musical director, conductor, arranger and orchestrator, credits include the Pitch Perfect films, 2Cellos featuring Lang Lang (Live and Let Die), The Kennedy Center Honors, 13, Debbie Does Dallas, Everyday Rapture, Hair, Laugh Whore, Pippin (Deaf West), and These Paper Bullets.
Julian Crouch is a Brooklyn-based director, designer, writer, maker, teacher, illustrator and musician, whose career has spanned theatre, opera, ballet, film, and television. In the mid-1990’s he co-founded London’s Improbable Theatre Company. Improbable’s productions, which included Animo, 70 Hill Lane, Lifegame, Spirit, Sticky, The Hanging Man, The Wolves in The Walls, and Panic, have gained national and international recognition. His final production for Improbable which he conceived, directed and designed, was The Devil And Mister Punch.
On Broadway Julian designed Hedwig (Tony nom), The Addams Family and Big Fish. Julian co-created, co-directed and designed the multi-award winning Shockheaded Peter. His opera work has included set design and associate direction for Satyagraha (ENO; MET), and creating The Enchanted Island, Doctor Atomic, and staging the 125th Gala for the Met. Other major projects include Marnie (ENO), Jerry Springer the Opera and A Funny Thing… (National Theatre), The Magic Flute (Welsh National Opera) and Cinderella (Dutch National; San Francisco Ballet). Recently Julian co-directed and designed Jedermann (Salzburg Festival), The Nutcracker, choreographed by Christopher Wheeldon (Joffrey), King Arthur (Berlin Staatsoper), Hansel and Gretel (La Scala). His production Birdheart, co-conceived with Saskia Lane is currently touring internationally.
Upcoming projects include Barber Of Seville (Netherlands Opera), Ernani (La Scala), and Marnie (MET).
Julian was recently Artist in Residence at New York’s Park Avenue Armory, was the first commissioned artist for the BRIC House Fireworks Residency Program in Brooklyn, and is currently a Libretto Writing Fellow in residence at the American Lyric Theater.
ARIANNE PHILLIPS is one of the most unique Costume Designers in the entertainment industry, a gifted visual artist who brings her exemplary eye to film, theater, fashion and music.
Known for her cutting-edge designs, Phillips has been recognized wither her first Oscar nomination for excellence in Costume Design in 2006 for Walk the Line, her 2nd nomination in 2012 for Madonna’s W.E. She received a Tony nomination for Best Costume Designer for the Broadway musical Hedwig and the Angry Inch, and a BAFTA nomination for Tom Ford’s A Single Man.
2017 brought Arianne’s second collaboration with director Matthew Vaughn with Kingsman: The Golden Circle, having previously collaborated on the 2016 release of Kingsman: The Secret Service, other notable films include 3:10 to Yuma, One Hour Photo, Girl Inturrupted, The People vs Larry Flint, Hedwig and the Angry Inch to name a few…
2017 marks Arianne’s 20 year working relationship with Madonna collaborations include album covers, photo shoots, music videos and designing her past 6 world tours.
Always looking for new creative opportunities 2017 will have Arianne designing her first Opera Marnie a co-production between The Englsih National Opera in London and The Metropolitan Opera of New York City.
Arianne’s career diversity is by her design incorporating her love of character & storytelling to cross all genres between film, theater, fashion, and beyond.
Broadway: SpongeBob SquarePants, Hedwig and the Angry Inch (Tony Award), American Idiot (Tony Award), Next to Normal (Tony nom), The 39 Steps (Tony Award), Spring Awakening (Tony Award), Hair (Tony nom), Passing Strange, Everyday Rapture, Take Me Out and A Class Act. Off-Broadway includes Hedwig, The Scottsboro Boys, Carrie, Rent, Spring Awakening, Next To Normal, new work by Edward Albee, Tony Kushner, Neil Simon, Terrence McNally, Richard Greenberg, Paula Vogel, Arthur Kopit and Christopher Durang, Obie for sustained excellence. Also: Blue Man Group (Las Vegas Luxor Casino, Hollywood Bowl, international tour), Magnetic Fields' 69 Love Songs (Lincoln Center), solo shows for Michael Moore, John Leguizamo, Eve Ensler, Anna Deveare Smith, Eric Bogosian, Sandra Bernhard, Rachel Rosenthal and John Fleck. Film: Janet Jackson’s music video IF, Mildred Pierce (HBO), Sandra Bernhard’s Without You I’m Nothing, NBC’s Totally Minnie with Vanna White and Suzanne Somers. Staged concerts with Patti Lupone: Gypsy, Anyone Can Whistle, Sunday In The Park, Regina, Candide. Opera: Metropolitan Opera (Rigoletto, L’Amour de Loin, upcoming Marnie and La Traviata), New York City Opera, Glimmerglass Opera, Houston Grand Opera, Canadian Opera Company, Bard Summerscape, Tanglewood, English National Opera.
Broadway: The Band’s Visit; Amélie; Sunday in the Park With George; Allegiance; Gigi; Fun Home; On the Town; First Date; Follies (Tony Award & Drama Desk Nominations); and Million Dollar Quartet.
Other: A Legendary Romance; Poster Boy (Williamstown); Beaches (Drury Lane); Brooklynite (Vineyard); Little Dancer and First You Dream (Kennedy Center); Zorro (Moscow; Atlanta); Hinterm Horizont (Berlin); Sweeney Todd and Man of La Mancha (Portland Opera); and She Loves Me (Oregon Shakespeare Festival). Audio Consultant for the revival of Hedwig and the Angry Inch. Education: Yale University.
Broadway: The Terms of My Surrender. Off Broadway: Privacy (Interactive Technology Consultant), Once Upon a Mattress (Hewes Theater Design nom.), Brooklynite, House for Sale. Other San Francisco designs include Andrew Lippa’s I Am Harvey Milk and this summer’s Unbreakable. Andrew is a professor at NYU Tisch, where he received a grant from Google to develop new approaches to interactive video. He’d like to thank his wife Rachel, without whom, none of this would be possible.
Broadway: Carousel; Three Tall Women; Farinelli and the King; Meteor Shower; A Doll’s House, Part 2; Hello, Dolly!; Groundhog Day; The Front Page; The Crucible; Misery; Sylvia; It’s Only a Play; Betrayal; Les Misérables; Spider- Man. West End/Broadway: Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, Les Liaisons Dangereueses, The Cripple of Inishmaan, Matilda, Ghost, Billy Elliot. West End: Funny Girl, The Master Builder, Gypsy, The Bodyguard. Film/TV: “The Americans,” “House of Cards,” “Orange Is the New Black.”
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