The following description comes from the Jacobs website:
“Inspired by Mitchell Lichtenstein’s 2007 Sundance Award-winning cult horror film, ‘Teeth’ tells the story of Dawn O’Keefe, an evangelical Christian teen with a powerful secret even she doesn’t understand: when men raped, his body bites into him. Literally. Co-created with Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award winner Michael R. Jackson (‘A Strange Loop’), ‘Teeth’ is a ferocious, rousing and wildly entertaining new musical that crackles with a irrepressible desire and ancient rage: a black comedy conjuring the legend of a girl whose sexual curse is also her salvation.”
“Teeth” will debut as part of the 2024 season of Playwrights Horizons, at the Mainstage Theater in New York City. Previews of the show will begin in February and will be directed by Sarah Benson, who most recently directed the productions of “Fairview” in 2019 and “In the Blood” in 2017. The choreographer for the show is Raja Feather Kelly, who worked on “A Strange Loop”. and “Fairview”.
“Teeth” is only the most recent horror film to receive a stage musical adaptation. Famously, Roger Corman’s cheap 1960 monster movie “Little Shop of Horrors” became an Off-Broadway hit in the 1980s (and was, in turn, adapted again into a major 1986 film). . One might also recall “Evil Dead: The Musical,” “Silence! The Musical” (based on “The Silence of the Lambs”), or the hit adaptation of “Beetlejuice.” They have also graced the stage with “The Toxic Avenger,” “Creature from the Black Lagoon,” “American Psycho,” “Heathers,” and a very notorious production of “Carrie,” which only ran for five performances in 1988, but now dazzles. community theater stages around the world.
Tickets for “Teeth” are not yet available, so keep an eye on the Playwrights Horizons website.