The Olivier Award winning production will open at Broadway’s Gerald Schoenfield Theatre next month.
Full casting has been announced for the upcoming Broadway premiere of Life of Pi, which will begin performances on the 9th March and officially open on the 30th March.
Based on the novel by Yann Martel, Life of Pi is set to star: original West End stars Hiran Abeysekera as Pi and Fred Davis and Scarlet Wilderink, who are among the actors who puppeteer the tiger named Richard Parker. All three won Olivier Awards for their work. Adi Dixit, who starred in the recent American Repertory Theatre production, will serve as the Pi alternate. They will be joined by Mahira Kakkar as Nurse/Amma/Orange Juice, Rajesh Bose as Father, Brian Thomas Abraham as Cook/Voice of Richard Parker, Avery Glymph as Father Martin/Russian Sailor/Rear Admiral Jackson, Kirstin Louie as Lulu Chen, Salma Qarnain as Mrs. Biology Kumar/Zaida Khan, Sathya Sridharan as Mamaji/Pandit-Ji, Daisuke Tsuji as Mr. Okamoto/Captain, and Sonya Venugopal as Rani.
After a cargo ship sinks in the middle of the vast Pacific Ocean, a sixteen-year-old boy name Pi is stranded on a lifeboat with four other survivors – a hyena, a zebra, an orangutan, and a 450-pound Royal Bengal tiger. Time is against them, nature is harsh, who will survive?
Directed by Max Webster, the production’s creative team also includes: set and costume design by Olivier Award winner Tim Hatley, Puppet and Movement Direction by Finn Caldwell, Puppet Design by Olivier Award winners Nick Barnes and Finn Caldwell, Video Design by Olivier Award winner Andrzej Goulding, Lighting Design by Olivier Award winner Tim Lutkin, Sound Design by Carolyn Downing, Original Music by Andrew T Mackay, and Dramaturgy by Jack Bradley.
The play won five Olivier Awards including Best New Play, Best Scenic Design and Best Lighting Design. You can catch up with our West End review here.
To find out more about the Broadway production visit: https://www.lifeofpibway.com/