[Jack McCarthy plays August Rush/Evan Taylor.]
“I’m excited about the development of this new and unique musical,” Director John Doyle said in announcing the show. “August Rush centers on the emotional and musical journey of a young boy – a lost boy. Through music, he reunites with the parents he otherwise may never have found. The hope that the story highlights is powerful. That, more than anything, is what attracted me to the material, and I’m honored to be a part of its journey.”
Doyle knows how to get the best out of his cast. He earned a Tony Award for "Sweeney Todd" and also staged the Broadway revival of "The Color Purple," starring Jennifer Hudson.
Jack McCarthy of New York City, 11, is perfectly cast in the title role of August Rush/Evan Taylor, bringing the sense of wonderment needed for the role.