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‘Stranger Things: The First Shadow’ Takes Another Step Toward Broadway, Posts Audition Notices

Stranger Things: The First Shadow, the London stage adaptation of the hit Netflix series, is aiming for a 2025 Broadway opening, according to casting notices posted Thursday.

News of a planned transfer was first reported by Deadline’s Baz Bamigboye last December, but yesterday’s Equity casting notices – reported by the Broadway World website – add some details. The deadline for submitting video auditions will be March 20.

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Directed by Stephen Daldry, written by Kate Trefry from an original story by the Duffer Brothers, Jack Thorne and Trefry, Stranger Things: The First Shadow – which opened on the West End in December – is a prequel to the TV series set in 1959.

According to the auditions posting, the following roles are up for grabs: Henry Creel, Patty Newby, Joyce Moldonado, James Hopper Jr., Bob Newby, Dr. Brenner, Victor Creel, Virginia Creel, Chief Hopper, Lonnie Byers, Walter Henderson, Alan Munson, Charles Sinclair, Ted Wheeler, Sue Anderson, Karen Childress, Claudia Henderson and Alice Creel.

As Deadline’s Bamigboye reported, First Shadow is expected to be the first installment in a trilogy exploring the dark underbelly of Hawkins, Indiana.

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