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Jake Gyllenhaal, Taran Killam to star in 'Little Shop of Horrors'

The revival will have a three-show run at New York City Center in July.

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Annie Martin
Jake Gyllenhaal and Taran Killam will star in an off-Broadway production of 'Little Shop of Horrors.' File photo by Jim Ruymen/UPI
Jake Gyllenhaal and Taran Killam will star in an off-Broadway production of 'Little Shop of Horrors.' File photo by Jim Ruymen/UPI | License Photo

NEW YORK, April 15 (UPI) -- Jake Gyllenhaal will star in an off-Broadway production of Little Shop of Horrors.

The 34-year-old actor will portray florist shop worker Seymour Krelborn, with Saturday Night Live star Taran Killam as sadistic dentist Orin Scrivello.

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Ellen Greene, who starred in the original musical and 1986 film, will reprise ditsy love interest Audrey, with Chuck Cooper as the voice of carnivorous plant Audrey II. The new Encores! production will have a three-show run July 1-2 at New York City Center.

Alan Menken composed the musical, with lyrics and book by late writer Howard Ashman. Menken and Ashman are also known for their numerous Disney collaborations, including The Little Mermaid and Beauty and the Beast.

Little Shop of Horrors is based on the 1960 film The Little Shop of Horrors, and opened off-Broadway in 1982. The production was later adapted into a 1986 movie starring Rick Moranis as Seymour and Steve Martin as Orin.

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