Some Thoughts on the Stage Version of ‘Coraline’

In May, MCC is doing a stage adaptation of Neil Gaiman’s Coraline. According to a brief in the New York Times today, the actress playing the title role will be fifty-five-years-old.

I’m wondering why the director, the casting director, whomever is deciding to do this.

My interest has already been peaked by this production because I had adapted and directed a staged reading of another children’s book by Neil Gaiman, The Wolves in the Walls. If I’m in New York during the run of this production–which I might, keep looking here for more on this–I would consider seeing the production just to see how well this casting choice works.

There, a great way to sell tickets: make people question your casting decisions.


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