Taran Killam, Jake Gyllenhaal to Star in Off Broadway Production of 'Little Shop of Horrors'

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Taran Killam of SNL fame will soon be headed to an off Broadway production of Little Shop of Horrors alongside actor Jake Gyllenhaal.

According to a report from Entertainment Weekly, Jake Gyllenhaal will make his stage musical debut as geeky florist Seymour Krelborn, while Taran Killam will play Orin Scrivello, better known as the sadistic dentist played by Steve Martin in the 1986 film.

The Dick Scanlan-directed concert production was initially scheduled for just one performance, but has since been rescheduled to include three. They will take place at New York’s City Center on July 1 and 2, 2015.

Jake Gyllenhaal last appeared on Broadway this season in the Constellations, opposite Ruth Wilson. Off Broadway, he made his debut just two and a half years ago in Roundabout’s If There Is I Haven’t Found It Yet. Little Shop marks Taran Killam’s professional stage debut. He has appeared on Saturday Night Live since 2010, and his theater roots run deep. He played the role of Abram Hamilton in the Academy Award-winning film 12 Years A Slave.

Taran Killam has built quite a comedic following since his time at SNL. Many of those New York-based fans will no doubt scramble for tickets to see him in his off-Broadway premiere.

Kimberly Ripley
Kimberly Ripley is a freelance writer and published author from Portsmouth, New Hampshire. A wife, mom of five and 'Nana' to Lilly and Aiden, she loves cooking for her big family and watching HGTV in her spare time. Kim is guilty of starting way more home design projects than she can finish. Visit her at Twitter and Facebook.