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music and lyrics by KATE NASH
book by ANDY BLANKENBUEHLER & TED MALAWER
directed and choreographed by ANDY BLANKENBUEHLER

WORLD PREMIERE
BEGINS OCTOBER 7, 2022


From the imagination of Tony Award-winning Hamilton choreographer ANDY BLANKENBUEHLER, featuring music by British pop sensation KATE NASH and a book co-written by TED MALAWER, comes an electrifying theatrical dance musical.

Stirred by the seductive air of Paris, a princess, a queen, and a clockmaker’s wife rebel against tradition as the men in their lives chase dreams they abandoned in their youth. Is it possible to truly follow your heart? And what must you sacrifice along the way?

ONLY GOLD is supported by the Gary Platt Initiative for New Musicals and the Burton A. Zipser and Sandra D. Zipser Foundation.

COVID POLICY
Please note: Effective August 25, 2022, proof of vaccination will no longer be required of audience members and visitors.

In our continuing efforts to create as safe an environment as possible, we have updated our COVID-19 policy with guidance from the CDC and NYS Department of Health. We are requiring that everyone who visits the Robert W. Wilson MCC Theater Space remain masked at all times while in our theater space.

Masks must be worn at all times in the building. KN95/N-95 masks provide the strongest protection against COVID-19 and are strongly encouraged for audience members.

ACCESSIBILITY

THE ROBERT W. WILSON MCC THEATER SPACE is fully ADA-accessible, including:

  • Self-opening lobby doors with the push of a button to enter and exit
  • Elevator access to each floor
  • Ramp with handrail leading to the Newman Mills Theater
  • 3 Wheelchair-accessible restrooms are available in the main lobby restrooms; 
  • 2 accessible single stalls on the Mezzanine Floor.

Please Note: The Susan & Ronald Frankel Theater is on the ground level.

The option to purchase a wheelchair seat with a companion seat is available for every performance date of every production for each theater. If further accommodations are needed please email audienceservices@mcctheater.org or call our box office at 646-506-9393.

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CREATIVE TEAM

KATE NASH

Music and Lyrics

Kate Nash is a multi-hyphenate Lyricist/Composer/Singer/Actress/Director and platinum-selling recording artist Kate Nash won the BRIT Award at age 17 for her iconic hit “Foundations” and has four Studio Solo Albums produced. She has established a remarkable international career with acting credits including 3 seasons as an Ensemble lead in the Netflix hit series “GLOW,” as well as playing her favorite historical figure Boudicca in “Horrible Histories,” a killer doll in Simon Pegg’s “Truthseekers.”  She co-wrote, directed and stars in WILD BITCH (SWSX 2022) with her “GLOW” co-star Rebekka Johnson. ONLY GOLD marks her NY Theatrical debut as both an onstage actor, composer, and lyricist. She is represented by CAA, Margrit Polak Management, and attorney Greg Cimino.

ANDY BLANKENBUEHLER

Co-Author/Director/Choreographer

Andy Blankenbuehler is a three-time Tony Award winner for his choreography in the Broadway productions of BANDSTAND, IN THE HEIGHTS, and HAMILTON, for which he also received London’s Olivier Award. Other Broadway credits include BRING IT ON, 9 TO 5, THE PEOPLE IN THE PICTURE, THE APPLE TREE, ANNIE, and the revival of CATS. Upcoming theatre projects include THE SECRET OF SANTA VITTORIA with writer John Weidman and the new musical FIVE POINTS. Recently, Mr. Blankenbuehler’s work has been seen on the Emmy Award-winning FX series “Fosse/Verdon,” as well as the Universal Studio film of the musical Cats. He made his concert debut with a piece entitled “Remember Our Song” for the Tulsa Ballet Company. As a performer, Mr. Blankenbuehler has danced on Broadway in FOSSE, CONTACT, MAN OF LA MANCHA, SATURDAY NIGHT FEVER, STELL PIER, BIG, and GUYS AND DOLLS. Originally from Cincinnati, Ohio, Mr. Blankenbuehler resides in New York City, with his wife Elly and two children, Luca and Sofia. Mr. Blankenbuehler has received Dance Magazine and Drama Desk Awards for his achievement in the theatre, as well as the 2018 Kennedy Center Honors for his work on the musical HAMILTON.

TED MALAWER

Co-Author

Ted Malawer is a playwright and singer from Long Island. He has published five novels with Penguin Random House, and his theatrical work has been commissioned and developed by T Magazine, Atlantic Theater Company, The Public, NYTW, Magic Theatre, Pioneer Theatre Company, and others. A former Lila Acheson Wallace Fellow, Ted has been honored by The Kennedy Center, Lincoln Center, and YoungArts. He has also written for television and received a WGA nomination for Halston.” Ted is a graduate of Columbia University and studied in both the Playwriting and Vocal Arts divisions at Juilliard.

CAST

JACOB BURNS

Understudy

Jacob Burns: Off-Broadway debut! Detroit native. Really happy to be here. National tours: Hamilton. Other recent credits: Riff in Rua’s West Side Story at Milwaukee Rep; Hairspray at Dallas Theater Center; Phish at MSG. Training: BFA Texas State. Much love to the family, besties, and Hybrid for their support. @jacob__burns

PHIL COLGAN

Understudy/Dance Captain

Phil Colgan is a dancer, choreographer & dance instructor born and raised in New York. Broadway & Tour: Hamilton. Regional: Paper Mill, Pittsburgh CLO, Ogunquit, Fulton, Maine State, Gateway, The REV. Phil is a graduate of NYU Gallatin and a faculty member at Broadway Dance Center and Steps on Broadway. Huge thanks to Andy, Telsey, Marc & Daniel Hoff Agency, and family! @philcolgan

HANNAH CRUZ

Camille

Hannah Cruz is thrilled to be making her MCC debut with Only Gold. She garnered critical praise as Ruza in Suffs at The Public. Hannah also appeared as Eliza in Hamilton (tour) for which she won a best actress IRNE award and Ellen in Bullets Over Broadway (tour). Love and light to her agents at KMR, her managers at Brillstein, and her family. Edred, this and everything else is for you. Insta: @thisishannahcruz Twitter: @heyhannahcruz

BRADLEY DEAN

Understudy

Bradley Dean has appeared on Broadway as Count Carl-Magnus in A Little Night Music, Sir Galahad in Monty Python’s Spamalot, and Monsieur Andre in The Phantom of the Opera.  Other Broadway credits include Dear Evan Hansen, The Last ShipCompanyDoctor ZhivagoEvita, The Story of My Life Jane Eyre, and Man of La Mancha. Bradley starred in Bat Out of Hell at NYC’s City Center where he was also seen in the Encores productions of A New Brain and The Most Happy Fella. Regional highlights: World premieres of A Comedy of Tenors (McCarter Theater), Fly (Dallas Theater Center), and Life After (The Old Globe).

GABY DIAZ

Tooba

Gaby Diaz: Born and raised in Miami, FL, Gaby Diaz started dancing at the age of 3 and trained in various styles growing up. In 2015, she was crowned America’s Favorite Dancer for season 12 of Fox’s “So You Think You Can Dance” and went on to perform on tour alongside Season 12’s Top Ten. Gaby has performed in Jennifer Lopez’s Las Vegas show, “All I Have”, as an All Star on Seasons 13,14, and 16 of “So You Think You Can Dance”, on tour with Travis Wall’s Shaping Sound Company, and as a guest artist with Hubbard Street Dance Chicago. Her work on film includes Netflix’s musical, “Tick Tick… Boom!”, and Steven Spielberg’s adaptation of “West Side Story”.

VICTORIA FIORE

Understudy

Victoria Fiore: Off-Broadway debut! Regional: Fly (La Jolla Playhouse). TV: Fosse/Verdon (FX). Proud grad of Pace University & Fiorello H. LaGuardia HS. Big s/o to everyone at The Telsey Office, my team at CESD, Justin, Steven and the man, Andy B. Big love always to mom, dad, and G. @victoriaannfiore

HALEY FISH

Ensemble

Haley Fish is thrilled to be making her MCC debut. Haley is a grad of NYU Tisch 2017.  Broadway: Cats, Hello, Dolly!, Kiss Me, Kate, The Music Man. Off-Broadway: Mack & Mabel at NYCC. TV: Fosse/Verdon on FX. All the love to Mom, Rob, Luke, Will, and my agent, Katie @panteramurphy.  Follow me @oh_hayfish!

JENNIFER FLORENTINO

Ensemble

Jennifer Florentino was born in Paterson, NJ, is a storyteller with a multidisciplinary career in dance, theater, and film. She received her BFA in Dance from Point Park University. Recent credits include Steven Spielberg’s West Side Story and an international tour as a company member with Kidd Pivot’s REVISOR by Crystal Pite. After her work with Deeply Rooted Dance Theater and Sonya Tayeh’s “You’ll Still Call Me By Name,” Jennifer was involved in developing the Broadway production of Moulin Rouge The Musical. Jennifer’s artistic career has allowed her to perform across the country in musicals such as On Your Feet (1st National Tour), Evita (Encores), and Once Upon A One More Time. Other TV/Film credits include Starling, Modern Love, The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel, Isn’t It Romantic, Kennedy Center Honors, and SNL. She also worked with Aszure Barton at the LA Opera. Jennifer feels delighted to join the Only Gold cast. @jenniferflorentino

JACOB GUZMAN

Ensemble

Jacob Guzman grew up dancing at The Gold School under the direction of Rennie Gold. He began his career at 17 years old dancing in the ensemble of Newsies The Musical on Broadway. Additional Broadway credits include Fiddler on the Roof (2015 revival). And he played Chino in West Side Story (2020 revival). Jacob was the dance captain/swing and covered John Laurens/Phillip Hamilton on the first national tour of Hamilton. He and his twin brother, David, played the twin lost boys in NBC’s “Peter Pan Live!”.  You can also catch both of them in Steven Spielberg’s West Side Story Feature Film, and Better Nate than Ever on Disney Plus. Instagram: j_dawg87

TYLER HANES

Ensemble

THAYNE JASPERSON

Ensemble

Thayne Jasperson: Original Broadway cast: Hamilton (Samuel Seabury/King(us)/John Laurens(us)), Newsies (Astaire Award Nominee), Matilda, Finding Neverland (A.R.T). National Tours: West Side Story, Oz (Scarecrow), So You Think You Can Dance.  Film: Hamilton, High School Musical 1 & 2, MTV’s American Mall.  TV: So You Think You Can Dance. @thaynejasperson

REED LUPLAU

Ensemble

Reed Luplau: BROADWAY: Moulin Rouge! The Musical, Great Comet of 1812, Fiddler on the Roof. Off-BROADWAY: KUNG FU. Born in Perth, Australia, graduate of The Australian Ballet School. FILM/TV: Halston, Marvelous Mrs. Maisel, Fosse/Verdon, Five Dances, A Very Murray Christmas, Mozart in the Jungle, Mao’s Last Dancer. DANCE: Lar Lubovitch, Aszure Barton & Artists, Stephen Petronio Company, Sydney Dance Company, The Australian Ballet, West Australian Ballet.  OPERA: ’Puck’ in MSND, ‘Bosie’ in OSCAR Santa Fe Opera and Opera Philadelphia. @reedluplau

TERRENCE MANN

King

Terrence Mann: Emmy and Tony Award Nominee, Terrence Mann, has originated some of the most iconic roles in recent theatrical history. His critically acclaimed turns as ‘Inspector Javert’ in Les Miserables, ‘Beast’ in Beauty and the Beast, and ‘King Charlemagne’ in Pippin earned him three Tony Award Nominations. Mann can currently be seen in the Apple TV+ series “Foundation” based on Issac Asimov’s award-winning novel of the same name. He was recently seen as ‘Whispers’ in the hit Netflix series “Sense8,” though horror fans know him as ‘Ug,’ from all four “Critters” movies. Mann served as the Artistic Director of Connecticut Repertory’s Nutmeg Summer Musical Theater Festival, as well as Artistic Director of the North Carolina Theatre for 10 years. He and his wife, Charlotte d’Amboise, are currently the Co-artistic Directors of the Triple Arts Musical Theatre intensive for young performers at Western Carolina University.

MORGAN MARCELL

Ensemble

Morgan Marcell comes straight from starring as ‘The Wife’ in Duncan Sheik’s newest musical, Noir! She made her Broadway debut in Hamilton (OBC) and went on to originate roles in Bandstand and Moulin Rouge. She was Associate Choreographer/Cast for both NBC’s Annie Live! and FX’s Fosse/Verdon. Impassioned by education, Morgan founded The Eliza Project, a philanthropic organization linking professional artists to the students of Graham Windham, the orphanage Eliza Hamilton started. Her first documentary about the project, called Sharing Our Stories: The Eliza Project, went to the Napa Valley Film Festival and Smithsonian Archives. Other Credits: Law & Order: SVU, Better Nate Than Ever, Up Here, SDRR, Limitless, Rent Live! Check out her website for more upcoming projects – morganmarcell.com

KATE NASH

Narrator

Kate Nash is a multi-hyphenate Lyricist/Composer/Singer/Actress/Director and platinum-selling recording artist Kate Nash won the BRIT Award at age 17 for her iconic hit “Foundations” and has four Studio Solo Albums produced. She has established a remarkable international career with acting credits including 3 seasons as an Ensemble lead in the Netflix hit series “GLOW,” as well as playing her favorite historical figure Boudicca in “Horrible Histories,” a killer doll in Simon Pegg’s “Truthseekers.”  She co-wrote, directed and stars in WILD BITCH (SWSX 2022) with her “GLOW” co-star Rebekka Johnson. ONLY GOLD marks her NY Theatrical debut as both an onstage actor, composer, and lyricist. She is represented by CAA, Margrit Polak Management, and attorney Greg Cimino.

KARINE PLANTADIT

Roksana

Karine Plantadit received a Tony Award and Drama League Award nominations for her role in COME FLY AWAY. She is a former principal dancer of Alvin Ailey American Dance and a recipient of an ASTAIRE Award for her performance in After Midnight.  Original cast of Broadway: COME FLY AWAY (Kate), MOVIN’OUT (Brenda/Jessica); THE LION KING (Cheetah/Lioness); SATURDAY NIGHT FEVER (S. Charles). Television: Sex and the City, Mozart In The Jungle, featured guest star So You Think You Can Dance. Film: Frida (Josephine Baker), Chicago, Across the Universe, Isn’t it romantic? and In The Heights. She is a yogi and an advocate for Peace. Creator of THE CONSCIOUS COME BACK and THE CONSCIOUS YOU, curriculums supporting Broadway shows and dance companies to re-open steadily post Covid, Karine leads guided meditation in corporation, public and personal events to bring humans together again. Karine is thrilled to be part of ONLY GOLD.

SAMANTHA POLLINO

Understudy

Samantha Pollino is extremely honored to be here. Broadway: Hamilton, Head Over Heels, Hot Feet. Tour: Hamilton (Philip Tour, Original Chicago cast), Nickelodeon’s Lazytown. TV/Film: Fosse/Verdon, Girls5Eva. Regional: 5th Avenue Theatre, Fort Wayne Philharmonic, Cincinnati Pops. Graduate of the University of Cincinnati (CCM) and the Baltimore School for the Arts. Love to my parents, Alex, Henderson Hogan, Andy B, and the rest of the Only Gold team. @peanutpollino

XIMONE ROSE

Ensemble

Ximone Rose: New Orleans native. University of Michigan Musical Theatre Program. (GO BLUE!) Broadway: Once On This Island (Storyteller). Off-Broadway: We’re Gonna Die (Keys/singer/dance captain). 1st National Tour: Beautiful- The Carole King Musical (Lucille). Regional: Lempicka (La Jolla Playhouse), Songs for A New World (Tulane Summer Lyric), Life After (Old Globe), Into the Woods (Arkansas Rep), Into the Woods (Writers Theatre), Big Fish (Music Theatre Wichita), Legally Blonde (Fulton Theatre). CGF Talent. Stream my music on all platforms! Instagram: @SimoneWithAnX

IDA SAKI

Ensemble

Ida Saki: Film/television: In The Heights, CATS, Birds of Paradise, “Ziwe”, “Halston”, “Up Here”. Off-Broadway: Sleep No More (The McKittrick Hotel), The Lucky Ones (Ars Nova), You’ll Still Call Me By Name (Jacob’s Pillow). Regional: Bob Fosse’s Dancin’ (The Old Globe), The Scarlet Stone (La Jolla Playhouse). Music Videos: “Cry, Cry, Cry” (Coldplay), “Win It” (Lola Kirke), “Stop Making This Hurt” (The Bleachers). Companies: Cedar Lake Contemporary Ballet. Honors: Presidential Scholar in the Arts, Dance Magazine’s Top 25 to Watch, NFAA YoungArts Modern Dance Winner. Education: Booker T. Washington HSPVA, Dance Industry, NYU Tisch School of the Arts.

AHMAD SIMMONS

Ensemble

Ahmad Simmons: Happy to be welcomed into the MCC family!  Broadway: West Side Story 2020,  Hadestown (OBC), Carousel, Cats. TV/Film: Fosse/Verdon, Maestro, Better Nate Than Ever. ABC’s Dirty Dancing, Concert: Parsons Dance Company, River North Dance Chicago, Eisenhower Dance Detroit. Graduate of Point Park University. Big love to LW+Co, Andy, David, and family (blood and chosen). Creative spaces should always be safe spaces. Let’s let our thirst for invention lead us down paths to discover new ways to connect with one another!

RYAN STEELE

Jacques

Ryan Steele: Honored to be a part of this company in this absolute dream show. Broadway: Carousel, Newsies (Astaire nom), Matilda, West Side Story (Baby John), Billy Elliot.  Tour: An American In Paris (Jerry Mulligan). Film/TV: Netflix’s I’m Thinking of Ending Things, Better Nate Than Ever on Disney+, FX’s Fosse/Verdon, Girls5Eva, Ted 2, Five Dances, most recently Hulu’s Up Here and Netflix’s Maestro. Thanks to Dustin and Marc, the fam and the chosen fam, Andy, and the entire Only Gold team. And, as always, my Char. @RySteele on Instagram.

DEANNE STEWART

Ensemble

DeAnne Stewart is a multi-hyphenate creative and firm believer in the power of representation. Broadway: Jagged Little Pill. 1st National: Beautiful: The Carole King Musical. Off-Broadway / NYC: Mighty RealSEPHWarp Speed (best actress in a musical, MITF). TV: “Good Morning America,” “Dancing With The Stars,” PBS’ “A Capitol Fourth”. Commercial: Milk Bone, Urban Stems, AdoreMe, Virginia Tourism Corp. Off-stage, DeAnne is the owner and creative director of Dear September Events, a wedding and event design, and planning company committed to creative and authentic storytelling. Proud member of the Black, LGBTQ+, and natural hair communities. Endless thanks to this creative team, Telsey, Ellie and Cynthia. Love and gratitude to my anchors, especially my wife, Emily. For The Joan. 1 Peter 4:10. @deannestewart @dearseptemberevents DeAnne-Stewart.com

RYAN VANDENBOOM

Henri

Ryan Vandenboom recently returned to Broadway in the new Michael Jackson musical, MJ, at the Neil Simon Theater. Other Broadway credits include BandstandSomething Rotten!, and the Broadway revival of Annie. Other theatre credits include the Chicago company of Hamilton and Exit Stage Left with the physical comedy initiative, Parallel Exit. On film, Ryan can be seen in the Coen Brother’s Hail, Caesar! and the FX series, FOSSE/VERDON. Ryan enjoys sharing his work with collaborators and students, alike, and finds endless inspiration from telling stories live, in a theatre. @ryanvandenboom

VOLTAIRE WADE-GREENE

Ensemble

Voltaire Wade-Greene is a California native now residing in NY living his best artist life!  Broadway credits: Hamilton (OBC Dance Captain, Mulligan/Madison u/s). Out of Town Runs: Noir.  Regional: In The Heights (Kennedy Center, WBT), Jesus Christ Superstar, The Wiz (The Muny), Hairspray (Dallas Theater Center), A Chorus Line, Annie Get your Gun, Some Like it Hot (BDT).  He served as the Resident Choreographer for the 1st National Tour of Hamilton and Supervisor for Hamilton Chicago. TV: Smash, The Spot.  Opera: Fire Shut Up In My Bones, The Magic Flute (The Metropolitan Opera and Chicago Lyric Theatre). Concert dance: Contrast Dance Theater, Charlottesville Ballet and Alison Chase Performance.  Voltaire is also the Music Producer / Co-Songwriter for the new R&B/Jazz fusion group, Saffron Lips @saffronlips.  Endless love and gratitude to my mom, brother, and sister for your continuous love and support, and to No Reverse Records for your belief in us! IG: @tisvoltaire

ELERI WARD

Understudy

Eleri Ward put herself on the map when she recorded and produced her full-length indie-folk Sondheim album, “A Perfect Little Death,” in her closet. After gaining a viral TikTok following, it was released by Ghostlight Records and has been hailed as “a harmonious marriage of musical theater and indie folk music, with hauntingly beautiful arrangements” by Forbes and “an incandescent new record, something genuinely new” from American Theater Magazine. Eleri has been singing and acting since she was eight years old and has always strived to carve out her own space with the uniqueness she brings to the theater. She studied songwriting at Berklee College of Music before transferring and graduating from The Boston Conservatory with a BFA in Musical Theater. www.eleriward.com

KATIE WEBBER

Ensemble

Katie Webber is coming from her eighth Broadway show, Tina, where she played the role of Rhonda Graam. Other previous Broadway credits include Wicked, Memphis, Rock of Ages, Jersey Boys, Catch Me…, Honeymoon in Vegas, and Charlie & The Chocolate Factory. Katie is also a best-selling plant-based cookbook author with titles Fall For You, Summerset, and The Reset. When she’s not working, Katie can be found in France, living her best life with her husband and daughter. Wrapping love and gratitude around loved ones, especially Mom, Dad, Aurélien, and Oli. @katiewebbernyc

scenic design DAVID KORINS 
costume design ANITA YAVICH
lighting design JEFF CROITER
sound design NEVIN STEINBERG
hair & wig design TOM WATSON
prop supervisor SAMANTHA SHOFFNER
casting by THE TELSEY OFFICE /  RACHEL HOFFMAN, CSA / LINDSAY LEVINE
production stage manager PAT SOSNOW
arrangements & orchestrations CIAN MCCARTHY
vocal arrangements TOM KITT
additional arrangements & orchestrations ALEX LACAMOIRE
music supervisor MEG ZERVOULIS
music director CYNTHIA MENG
music coordinator MICHAEL AARONS
keyboard programmer RANDY COHEN, RANDY COHEN KEYBOARDS
ableton & drum pad programmer ENRICO DE TRIZIO

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