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Taylor Iman Jones Joins the Cast of "Emojiland The Musical" Through February 23rd!

Not to be confused with, and very much unlike The Emoji Movie, Emojiland The Musical is an electric ensemble piece about a diverse community of archetypes. From now through Sunday, February 23rd, that ensemble welcomes Taylor Iman Jones. Jones will be stepping into the role of Princess for Lesli Margherita, who is away for a total of eight performances, fulfilling a prior obligation.

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Taylor Iman Jones, photo by Jeremy Daniel.

Jones was part of the original Broadway casts of Head Over Heels and Groundhog Day, and was recently announced to co-star with Beth Leavel in the Broadway-bound musical The Devil Wears Prada. Most recently, Jones made her Roundabout Theatre debut in the black comedy Scotland, PA. In 2019, she appeared in The Tale of Despereaux at The Old Globe in San Diego, and The Who's Tommy at The Kennedy Center. Prior to that she could be found on the national tour of American Idiot. A California native, Jones has performed regionally with American Conservatory Theater, San Francisco Playhouse, Center Rep, Berkeley Playhouse, and others.

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Taylor Iman Jones, photo by Jeremy Daniel.

In Emojiland The Musical, she will encounter a crew who take one another at face value: a smiling face dealing with depression; a skull dying for deletion; a nerd face too smart for his own good; a face with sunglasses who can’t see past his own reflection; and a police officer and construction worker who just want to work together. When a software update threatens to destroy life as they know it, Emojiland faces the most fundamental questions a society—and a heart—can face: Who are we? And who matters?

emojiland castEmojiland the Musical's full cast. Photo by Jeremy Daniel.

The critically acclaimed musical also features Josh Lamon (The Prom, Groundhog Day) as Prince, Lucas Steele (The Great Comet) as Skull, Ann Harada (Avenue Q, Rodgers & Hammerstein's Cinderella) as Pile of Poo, George Abud (The Band’s Visit) as Nerd Face, Emojiland Co-Writer Laura Schein as Smiling Face with Smiling Eyes (aka “Smize”), Emmy Winner & Grammy Nominee Felicia Boswell (NBC’s Jesus Christ Superstar LIVE, Shuffle Along, Motown) as Police Officer, Natalie Weiss (Everyday Rapture, YouTube’s “Breaking Down the Riffs”) as Construction Worker, Max Crumm (Grease, Disaster) as Man in Business Suit Levitating, Jacob Dickey (Aladdin Broadway as Aladdin) as Smiling Face with Sunglasses (aka “Sunny”), Dwelvan David (Finding Neverland & The Gershwins’ Porgy and Bess tours) as Guardsman, Heather Makalani (Aladdin) as Kissy Face, Tanisha Moore (Charlie and the Chocolate Factory tour) as Woman Dancing, and Jordan Fife Hunt (A Chorus Line First Revival Tour) as Man Dancing.

Shelby Acosta, Geena Quintos, and Karl Skyler Urban round out the company.


Emojiland is playing at the Duke on 42nd Street, 229 W. 42nd St. For tickets call 646-223-3010 or visit DukeOn42.org.

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