Corbin Bleu and Constance Wu to Star in Off Broadway : Little Shop of Horrors Revival

Corbin Bleu and Constance Wu to Star in Off Broadway : Corbin Bleu and Constance Wu will star in the off-Broadway revival of “Little Shop of Horrors,” per the show’s announcement. The stars will replace Jeremy Jordan and Joy Woods on September 17 and 24. On September 26, Bleu and Wu will perform with Audrey II, the famous carnivorous plant.In 2019, “Little Shop of Horrors” returned to the Westside Theatre off-Broadway. Bleu and Wu will perform next to Broadway stars Bryce Pinkham, Brad Oscar, and Aaron Arnell Harrington.

Wu and Bleu both expressed excitement about their new jobs. Wu, known for “Crazy Rich Asians” and “Hustlers,” said “Little Shop” is her favorite musical since childhood. She said that she related to the character of Audrey because, like Audrey, she is “scrappy” and finds beauty in simple things. Bleu, from “High School Musical,” called the chance “a dream come true.”

Corbin Bleu and Constance Wu to Star in Off Broadway

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Wu has acted in community theater in Richmond, Virginia, and was the main character on ABC’s “Fresh Off the Boat” from 2015 to 2020. Wu is an actress who published her first book, “Making a Scene,” and recently had her second child. Since his Broadway debut in 2010, Bleu has been in several stage shows. He finished a run in “Summer Stock” at Connecticut’s Goodspeed Opera House.The casting news comes as both stars explore new creative paths. Wu has been multitasking as a mom and writer. In the last two seasons of “High School Musical: The Musical: The Series,” Bleu returned to Disney Channel.

Wu was drawn to this new part because of the “thrill of live theater.” Bleu also mentioned that their love for live theater brings them joy, and they are excited to discover their dynamic on stage.

“Little Shop of Horrors” became a film in 1960. In 1982, it became a stage show and has been performed frequently since. The musical is about a nerdy florist named Seymour who discovers a strange plant that brings him fame and fortune, but with a sinister price. It includes popular songs like “Suddenly Seymour,” “Skid Row,” and “Feed Me.”

With Wu and Bleu joining the cast, “Little Shop of Horrors” continues its tradition of diverse casting. Fans eagerly anticipate the actors’ chemistry and energy in this beloved musical as they prepare for their new roles.