Photos: A First Look at The Old Globe’s ‘Benny & Joon’

The Old Globe's world premiere musical "Benny & Joon" has been in the works for nearly six years now. The show opens the Globe's 2017-2018 season.

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(from left) January LaVoy as Ruthie, Andrew Samonsky as Benny, Bryce Pinkham as Sam, and Hannah Elless as Joon in Benny & Joon, book by Kirsten Guenther, music by Nolan Gasser, lyrics by Mindi Dickstein, directed by Jack Cummings III, running September 7 – October 22, 2017 at The Old Globe. Photo by Jim Cox.
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Hannah Elless as Joon in Benny & Joon, book by Kirsten Guenther, music by Nolan Gasser, lyrics by Mindi Dickstein, directed by Jack Cummings III, running September 7 – October 22, 2017 at The Old Globe. Photo by Jim Cox.
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Bryce Pinkham as Sam in Benny & Joon, book by Kirsten Guenther, music by Nolan Gasser, lyrics by Mindi Dickstein, directed by Jack Cummings III, running September 7 – October 22, 2017 at The Old Globe. Photo by Jim Cox.
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(from left) January LaVoy as Ruthie, Andrew Samonsky as Benny, Bryce Pinkham as Sam, and Hannah Elless as Joon in Benny & Joon, book by Kirsten Guenther, music by Nolan Gasser, lyrics by Mindi Dickstein, directed by Jack Cummings III, running September 7 – October 22, 2017 at The Old Globe. Photo by Jim Cox.
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Andrew Samonsky as Benny in Benny & Joon, book by Kirsten Guenther, music by Nolan Gasser, lyrics by Mindi Dickstein, directed by Jack Cummings III, running September 7 – October 22, 2017 at The Old Globe. Photo by Jim Cox.
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January LaVoy as Ruthie in Benny & Joon, book by Kirsten Guenther, music by Nolan Gasser, lyrics by Mindi Dickstein, directed by Jack Cummings III, running September 7 – October 22, 2017 at The Old Globe. Photo by Jim Cox.
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(from left) Hannah Elless as Joon, Paolo Montalban as Larry, Andrew Samonsky as Benny, and Jason SweetTooth Williams as Waldo in Benny & Joon, book by Kirsten Guenther, music by Nolan Gasser, lyrics by Mindi Dickstein, directed by Jack Cummings III, running September 7 – October 22, 2017 at The Old Globe. Photo by Jim Cox.
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(from left) Hannah Elless as Joon, Bryce Pinkham as Sam, and Colin Hanlon as Mike in Benny & Joon, book by Kirsten Guenther, music by Nolan Gasser, lyrics by Mindi Dickstein, directed by Jack Cummings III, running September 7 – October 22, 2017 at The Old Globe. Photo by Jim Cox.
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The cast of Benny & Joon, book by Kirsten Guenther, music by Nolan Gasser, lyrics by Mindi Dickstein, directed by Jack Cummings III, running September 7 – October 22, 2017 at The Old Globe. Photo by Jim Cox.
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Hannah Elless as Joon and Bryce Pinkham as Sam in Benny & Joon, book by Kirsten Guenther, music by Nolan Gasser, lyrics by Mindi Dickstein, directed by Jack Cummings III, running September 7 – October 22, 2017 at The Old Globe. Photo by Jim Cox.
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Hannah Elless as Joon and Andrew Samonsky as Benny in Benny & Joon, book by Kirsten Guenther, music by Nolan Gasser, lyrics by Mindi Dickstein, directed by Jack Cummings III, running September 7 – October 22, 2017 at The Old Globe. Photo by Jim Cox.
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(from left) Jason SweetTooth Williams as Video Store Owner and Bryce Pinkham as Sam in Benny & Joon, book by Kirsten Guenther, music by Nolan Gasser, lyrics by Mindi Dickstein, directed by Jack Cummings III, running September 7 – October 22, 2017 at The Old Globe. Photo by Jim Cox.
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Hannah Elless as Joon and Bryce Pinkham as Sam in Benny & Joon, book by Kirsten Guenther, music by Nolan Gasser, lyrics by Mindi Dickstein, directed by Jack Cummings III, running September 7 – October 22, 2017 at The Old Globe. Photo by Jim Cox.
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