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Shereen Pimentel and Travis Kent to headline Fulton Theatre's production of It Happened in Key West!

The Fulton Theatre has announced principal casting for the upcoming U.S. premiere of It Happened in Key West the Musical. Previews begin January 23, 2024 at the Pennsylvania theatre, with opening night set for January 26. The limited run will continue through February 11. 

Shereen Pimentel (West Side StoryThe Lion King) will star as Elena Hoyos, with Travis Kent (Disaster!) as Carl Tanzler Von Cosel. Additional casting will be announced at a later date. 

The musical features a book by Jill Santoriello (A Tale of Two Cities), Jason Huza, and Jeremiah James; music and lyrics by Santoriello; additional lyrics by Huza; and the original concept by James. Rebecca Martínez directs. 

It Happened in Key West is inspired by the true story of eccentric scientist Carl Tansler Von Cosel in 1930s Key West. After decades of searching for his dream woman, Von Cosel finds Elena, only to lose her to tuberculosis. But for Von Cosel, Elena's death is only the beginning. The musical had its world premiere at Charing Cross Theatre in London, and released a cast album in 2022. 

Fulton's production will feature choreography by Brianna Mercado, orchestrations by Robert Felstein, and music direction by Laura Bergquist


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