The full cast for The New Group’s upcoming Off-Broadway production of Clueless the Musical has been revealed, and it looks like Dove Cameron is set to play the lead role of Cher Horowitz. How perfect is that? The Liv and Maddie star hinted at the news on Monday with an Instagram picture before Deadline released the official scoop later that day.
The mirror selfie that Cameron posted showed the actress in a stunning black and blue dress with a full blue tulle skirt paired with nude heels. Behind her were hangers and clothing thrown all over the floor of her gray, black, and white bedroom. Where could she be going in such a beautiful dress? Broadway, of course! “got a phone call & now all of a sudden i’m packing my whole life into boxes. see you next year, LA. nyc here i come 🗽☠️💅🏻,” Cameron’s caption read. She posted a screenshot of Deadline’s article the next morning and confirmed that she would be moving to New York for the musical.
The New Group, an artist-driven and award-winning theater company, will begin previews of Clueless the Musical on November 20th. The show will then open on December 11th and run through January 12th in The Alice Griffin Jewel Box Theatre at The Pershing Square Signature Center.
Directed by Kristin Hanggi with book by Amy Heckerling and choreography by Kelly Devine, the musical will reimagine 90s hit songs and draw from the classic film. Other stars include Dave Thomas Brown as Josh, Ephie Aardema as Tai, and Zurin Villanueva as Dionne. In the midst of a 90s revival happening now, Clueless the Musical could not come at a better time.
Cameron’s new role is just one of her many successes this year. At just 22 years old, her role playing both twins Liv and Maddie on Disney’s original series Liv and Maddie won an Emmy Award for Outstanding Performer in a Children’s, Preschool Children’s or Educational and Informational Program. Cameron has also landed a recurring role on ABC’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. and will return for a third installment of Kenny Ortega’s Descendants musical series on Disney Channel.
We can’t wait to see Cameron crush it as Cher in Clueless the Musical. Until then, we’ll just have to relive her crushing it as Amber Von Tussle in 2016’s Hairspray Live. Are you going to see Clueless the Musical? Let us know in the comments!