The Kennedy Center


Broadway Center Stage: Little Shop of Horrors

Wednesday, October 24, 2018 - Sunday, October 28, 2018


Starring Megan Hilty and Josh Radnor! Seymour Krelborn is a floral shop assistant who discovers a strange plant, which he affectionately names “Audrey II” after his crush. Little does he know that his plant will develop a soulful R&B voice and an unquenchable thirst for human flesh.

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"Don't feed the plants...but do see this show! The Kennedy Center has selected a pitch-perfect cast to lead its upcoming mounting of Howard Ashman and Alan Menken's Little Shop of Horrors." –

With direction by Mark Brokaw (Rodgers + Hammerstein’s Cinderella), this semi-staged concert performance of the tuneful and hilarious musical about a megalomaniacal R&B singing carnivorous plant will star Tony Award® nominee Megan Hilty (Smash, Noises Off) as Audrey, Josh Radnor (How I Met Your Mother, Disgraced, The Babylon Line) as Seymour Krelborn, and Tony Award® winner Michael James Leslie (Little Shop of Horrors, The Wiz) as Audrey II. Tony Award® nominee Lee Wilkof (Waitress, Kiss Me Kate), who played Seymour in the original 1982 production, returns to the shop as Mr. Mushnik. Tony Award® nominee Nick Cordero (A Bronx Tale, Bullets over Broadway) will play Orin Scrivello, D.D.S. Amber Iman (Shuffle Along, the national tour of Hamilton), Amma Osei (Rock of Ages), and Allison Semmes (Motown) will play the three street urchins Crystal, Ronnette, and Chiffon. 

Please note: Broadway Center Stage performances are presented as semi-staged concerts. The actors will carry scripts in hands for various scenes of their performance. Approximate Performance Timing: Act One - 55 min.; Intermission - 20 min.; Act Two - 36 min.

Book and lyrics by Howard Ashman; Music by Alan Menken.
Directed by Mark Brokaw
Choreographed by Spencer Liff
Musical Direction by Joey Chancey
Set Design by Donyale Werle
Costume Design by Jennifer Caprio
Lighting Design by Cory Pattak
Sound Design by Kai Harada
Projection Design by Alex Basco Koch

More about Broadway Center Stage
After sell-out performances of our inaugural season, celebrate more of your favorite musicals with the return of our new hit series, presented exclusively in our nation’s capital! In a semi-staged concert format and featuring starry casts direct from Broadway, these productions showcase great musicals Center Stage. 

Featured Artists

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Watch and Listen

Josh Radnor, Megan Hilty, and More Take Us to Their Little Shop of Horrors