My experience doing ‘Little Shop of Horrors’ with Ellen Greene and Jake Gyllenhaal was Awesome! Taran Killam of Saturday Night Live was a pleasure to work with and just a great person over all. Eddie Cooper stepped into his Dad’s (Chuck Cooper) shoes and was Brilliant! Reuniting with Marva Hicks and Tracy Nicole Chapman was the best part of all. I can’t thank the artistic director and composer of Fun Home and Violet, Jeanine Tesori enough for having the vision to bring this production to the stage and allowing me to be a part of it.


The show received rave reviews from many major media outlets including the New York Times.

Here’s what had to say about the Urchins:                                  “Tracy Nicole Chapman, Marva Hicks and Ramona Keller, The Radio of the award-winning Caroline, or Change, reunited to play, respectively, Chiffon, Crystal and Ronnette, offering fierce, powerhouse vocals — and spot-on harmonies — from start to finish.”

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Marva Hicks,Tracy Nicole Chapman, Ramona Keller,Anwar Kareem, and Jake Gyllenhaal

The New York City Center Encores! Off-Center production of the Alan Menken-Howard Ashman musical Little Shop of Horrors, featuring stage and screen stars Ellen Greene and Jake Gyllenhaal, opened July 1 at the famed Manhattan venue. offers 11 reasons why the evening was truly a night to remember. Full article….