“Lili Marlene” Off-Bdwy Premiere at St. Lukes Theatre

Write Act Repertory’s Producing Artistic Director, John Lant, is pleased to present the off-Broadway, East Coast premiere of LILI MARLENE, a new musical about a family’s escape from the rising tide of Nazism; with book, music and lyrics by Michael Antin and directed and choreographed by Mark Blowers.
Lili Marlene Musical Off Broadway Show Tickets

LILI MARLENE
A New Musical about a Family’s Escape
from the Rising Tide of Nazism
July 25 – October 10, 2017
Tuesdays @ 7 p.m.

St. Luke’s Theatre
308 West 46th Street
between 8th and 9th Avenues

The production begins previews on Tuesday, July 25 at 7:00 p.m. and opens on Tuesday, August 1 at 7:00 p.m.

LILI MARLENE is the musical love story of Rosie Penn, a famous, Jewish cabaret singer and Count Hans Wilhelm von Kleister Graff, Set in Berlin during the last year of the Weimar Republic, and at the beginning of the Third Reich period ( as the dark clouds of Nazism loom) the Count, as the head of the passport bureau of the German foreign ministry, helps the German cultural and scientific elite escape from the country as he, his family and Rosie must decide where their futures lie.

Featured in the cast : Charles Baran, Louie Bartolomeo, Rebecca Brunelle, Nicholas Tyler-Corbin, James David Dirck, Audrey Federici, Alexandra Gonzalez, Clint Hromsco, Rachel Leighson, Amy Londyn, Matt Mitchell, Kevin Paley, Jacob Rice, Elle Rigg and Stephanie Michele Toups. Music Direction and Arrangements by Rocco Vitacco. Production Manager, Krista Swan.

                                The Creative Team
Michael Antin
(Composer, Bookwriter, Lyricist)

Retiring after 45 years of practice as a tax lawyer, Michael Antin has devoted himself to music and the theatre. His teaching experience, as a Visiting Professor of law, at Boalt Hall School of Law, University of California Berkeley, and in numerous countries of central Europe, brings a special perspective to his playwriting. Michael played five instruments and student conducted the All-Southern California High School Orchestra before even getting to high school. Upon entering UCLA he joined the choir conducted by Roger Wagner and moved on to the Chorale. He was the only non-music major admitted to the music honorary fraternity, Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia. Michael left music behind when he entered law school. When he retired in March 2008 from the practice of tax law, he resumed piano lessons and joined a choir. His piano teacher motivated him to write lyrics and to compose, resulting in a proliferation of songs. A cabaret singer heard some of his work and motivated Michael to write what became his first musical, “Answer the Call”. Additional experiences in getting to know people led to the further development and productions of the musicals Butterfly, Sophia, Renewal and Pillars of New York.

John Lant (Producing Artistic Director)

Mr. Lant is a 35-year veteran in the entertainment industry and has been involved in over 600 television, film, music tours, and theatrical productions as a creative director, consultant, and/or above the line entity. An award-winning producer, director, writer, lighting and set designer,

Additional Producers: Tamra Pica & Write Act Repertory; Dramaturg,  Jim Blanchette and Casting by Tamra Pica Casting

The Los Angeles production of the musical in March/April 2017 was nominated for a total of eight Valley Theatre Awards (Best Play Musical; Best Director of Musical; Best Writing of a Musical; Outstanding Actor in a Musical; Outstanding Actress in a Musical; two for Outstanding Featured Actor in a Musical and Featured Actress in a Musical) and won for Outstanding Actress in a Musical – Amy Londyn.

Critical praise for the Los Angeles production:

“a stand alone and unique show… I highly recommend Lili Marlene” – NoHoArts.com
“Come to the Cabaret…tale with incredible talent” – The Examiner – Los Angeles
“performers are all highly skilled actors and singers, especially Amy Londyn as cabaret performer Rosie Penn” – Broadway World
“Director Mark Blowers brings out everyone’s best.” – Tolucan Times
“The play is a sweeping classic…story is imaginative, not historical, but a tale worth knowing.” – Arts Beat LA

For more information, please visit stlukestheatre.com OR  http://www.writeactrep.org/new-york.html

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** Lili MarleneDATES AND TIMES – St. Lukes Theatre
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Preview Opening
– Tuesday July 25th, 2017 @ 7:00 PM
Opening – Tuesday August 1st, 2017 @ 7:00 PM
Running Tuesdays @ 7:00 PM through October 10th, 2017

St. Luke’s Theatre 308 West 46th Streetbetween 8th and 9th Avenues

*Tickets cost between $20 and $99 and can be purchased through Telecharge at https://www.telecharge.com/Off-Broadway or by calling (212) 239-6200*

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” This One’s for the Girls”, a musical, opens 2 pm, Oct 7 at St Luke’s Theatre

This Ones for the Girls Off Broadway Show Tickets

This One’s for the Girls” isn’t just for the girls! “This Ones for the Girls” This fascinating and original new musical looks at the role of women over the past 100+ years through 40 popular standards. From the sad laments of fragile female victims (“A Bird in a Gilded Cage”) to the angry anthems of women who are mad as hell and not going to take it anymore (“I Am Woman” and “You Don’t Own Me”), This One’s for the Girls is a high-energy celebration of American women that’s certain to thrill and entertain men, women and everything in between! www.FortheGirlsTheMusical.com

 

THIS ONE’S FOR THE GIRLS

A NEW MUSICAL BY DOROTHY MARCIC
FEATURING BROADWAY’S JANA ROBBINS

TO BEGIN PERFORMANCES OCTOBER 7

 

Opening Night is October 27 at St. Luke’s Theatre!
 
THIS ONE’S FOR THE GIRLS, a new musical by Dorothy Marcic, is set to begin Off-Broadway performances Saturday, October 7th. Opening Night will be October 27th at St. Luke’s Theatre in the heart of the Theatre District.
 
Under the direction of Tamara Kangas Erickson, THIS ONE’S FOR THE GIRLS will star Traci Bair (Cirque Dreams, Pandora’s Box), Aneesa Folds (Ragtime, Sistas), Jana Robbins (Broadway’s Gypsy, I Love My Wife, Crimes of the Heart), and Haley Swindal (Broadway’s Jekyll & Hyde, The Secret Garden at Lincoln Center), with musical direction by Zachary Ryan.
 

THIS ONE’S FOR THE GIRLSisn’t just for the girls! This fascinating and original new musical looks at the role of women over the past 100+ years through 40 Top 40 hits. From the sad laments of fragile female victims (“A Bird in a Gilded Cage”) to the angry anthems of women who are mad as hell and not going to take it anymore (“I Am Woman” and “You Don’t Own Me”), THIS ONE’S FOR THE GIRLS is a high-energy celebration of American women that’s certain to thrill men, women and everything in between!

 

Writer Dorothy Marcic also created the hit musical Sistas, now in its sixth smash year. Sistas is the longest-running African American musical in New York history. Her first musical RESPECT (the genesis for THIS ONE’S FOR THE GIRLS) played in over 70 U.S. cities. Dr. Marcic is a professor at Columbia University, a former Fulbright Scholar and author of 14 books including Managing with the Wisdom of Love, Respect: Women and Popular Music and, most recently, Love Lift Me Higher.
Presented by William Franzblau.

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THIS ONE’S FOR THE GIRLS will play Fridays at 8 pm and Saturdays at 2 pm at St. Luke’s Theatre, 308 West 46 Street (just west of Eighth Ave.)
For tickets please click through to Telecharge  or call 212-239-6200.

Write Act Rep’s FRANKENSTEIN Musical at St. Luke’s Theatre

Write Act Rep’s FRANKENSTEIN Musical begins previews at St. Luke’s Theatre – October 2, 2017

Producers John Lant, Tamra Pica and Write Act Repertory have announced the world premiere of FRANKENSTEIN, a new musical based on Mary Shelley‘s novel about the human need for love and companionship, with book, music and lyrics by Eric B. Sirota and directed by Clint Hromsco.

 

Based on Mary Shelley‘s classic novel, FRANKENSTEIN is neither a comedy nor a parody, but a sweeping, romantic musical that is true to its source material and revolves around the question of “Without love, what is life?” Having lost his mother at a young age, Victor Frankenstein seeks to end man’s mortality and arrogantly enters territory beyond his control. While he enjoys unconditional love from Elizabeth, he grants none to his creation.

Eric B. Sirota (Book, Music and Lyrics) is a composer and playwright, as well as an established research scientist and fellow of the American Physical Society, with a PhD in Physics from Harvard and over 90 highly cited publications and 20 patents. Under the title “Day of Wrath”, Frankenstein was an Official Selection of The New York Musical Festival’s Reading Series in 2015 and also received a reading as part of the Emerging Artists Theatre New Work Series. Another one of his musicals, Your Name On My Lips, an original love story, played at Theater for the New City in March 2017.

Featured in the cast are Daniel Bristoll, Jonathan Cobrda, Amy Londyn, Benjamin M. Haupt, Cait Kiley, Stephanie Lourenco Viegas and Gabriella Marzetta.

Music direction and arrangements are by Anessa Marie and lighting design by Marteen Cornelis. Casting by Tamra Pica Casting.

The production will preview on Monday, October 2 at 7:00 pm and open on Monday, October 9 at 7:00 pm Performances then run Mondays at 7 p.m. through December 18 at St. Luke’s Theatre, located at 308 West 46th Street (between 8th and 9th Avenues). Tickets cost between $20 and $99 and can be purchased through Telecharge at www.telecharge.com/Off-Broadway or by calling (212) 239-6200. For more information, visit stlukestheatre.com. For more about the show, go to www.thefrankensteinmusical.com.

John Lant (Producing Artistic Director) is a 35-year veteran in the entertainment industry and has been involved in over 600 television, film, music tours, and theatrical productions as a creative director, consultant, and/or above the line entity.

Under the artistic leadership of John Lant since 2003, WRITE ACT REPERTORY has produced over 30 Mainstage and 75 original one-act plays in Los Angeles and New York City. Write Act Repertory is dedicated to the development of original plays, lesser known works by established writers, adaptations of classical-themed materials and musicals. Write Act Repertory also produces rarely seen works and unfinished musicals by composers who passed before their work was completed. Go to www.writeactrep.org for more.

 

“Friends! The Musical” opens St Lukes Theatre October 13, 2017

The Unauthorized Musical Parody of the Hit TV Show “Friends”
Opening at St. Luke’s Theatre – October 13th
Tickets on Sale August 1st at Telecharge

NEW YORK, NY / July 24, 2017

Friends! The Musical is set to open preview shows at St. Lukes Theater on October 13th, 2017. The production will be produced by Lynn Shore Entertainment and Medium Face Entertainment and is set to be directed and choreographed by Paul Stancato,

Friends! The Musical follows the wacky misadventures of six 20-something pals as they navigate the pitfalls of work, life and love in Manhattan. Ross, Rachel, Chandler, Monica, Joey, Phoebe and Gunther are back!

Rachel zoeCreated by Bob and Tobly McSmith, this duo has created musical parodies for the stage of Saved by the Bell, 90210, and Full House and are ready to present this celebrated 90s sitcom as their next big Off-Broadway hit!

Songs from Friends! The Musical include:

“495 Grove Street – How Can We Afford This Place?”
• “How you Doing, Ladies?” – Joey
• “Hey Ugly Naked Guy Who Lives Across the Street!”
• “We were on a Break!” – Ross
• “I’m Gonna Hump U” – Marcel the Humping Monkey
• “Oh. My. God. It’s Janice!” – Janice
• “Will They or Wont They” – Ross and Rachel
• “The Ballad of Fat Monica”
• “Could I BE Anymore…..in Love with Monica” – Chandler
• “The One Where We Make a Million Dollars An Episode”
• “We’ll Always Be There For You

Bob and Tobly McSmith (Writers) are huggable weirdos who met at a Girl Scout Convention. They are the writers/directors of “Bayside! The Musical!” and “Full! House! The Musical!” and “Katdashians! The Musical!” and “Showgirls! The Musical!” and “JonBenet! Murder Mystery Theater!” Bob and Tobly have been nominated for a cornucopia of honors including “Most Likely to Improve Sexually” (Tobly, 5th Grade) and “Class Masturbator” (Bob, 1st-12th Grade).  They are working on their next musicals: “Anne Frank 2: Hungry for Vengeance (and Bread)” and “Philadelphia: On Ice”

Paul Stancato (Director) Paul Stancato is an award-winning director/ choreographer who works in theatre, film and television. Paul has been tapped to direct a project for Universal Studios Beijing. Palm Beach Dramaworks- one of South Florida’s premier not-for-profit theatres- will be bringing Paul on board to helm Collected Stories by Donald Margolis for their 2016-’17 season. He recently directed/ choreographed the 2014-’15 National Tour of Jekyll and Hyde. From 2012-2014, he served as the Artistic Director for Franco Dragone’s, The House of Dancing Water in Macau, China. He was the Resident Director for the National Tour of Disney’s The Lion King, 2006 -2010 (2008 Helen Hayes nomination for Best Touring Musical).

Lynn Shore (Producer) Lynn is the writer and producer of Happy 50ish, the 2015 off-Broadway hit that played at The Beckett Theater at Theater Row. He is now co-producing the road tour with his production partners, Theater Mogul. Shore’s voice can be heard on numerous commercials for Ford, Disney, The Biltmore Hotels and others. He also voiced seven characters for Sony’s animated series “Gun Parade March,” “Demon Lord Dante” and sang three solo tracks on the 2012 Grammy Award-nominated children’s album “ABC Mouse: The Alphabet Songs.” Lynn Shore is the recipient of the 2013 Jason Robert Brown World-Wide vocal contest and performed with him at 54 Below.

St. Luke’s Theatre is a 174-seat Off-Broadway theatre at 308 West 46th Street, the Restaurant Row, just west of Eighth Avenue in Manhattan’s Theater District.

TICKET INFORMATION:
Friends! The Musical will open at St. Luke’s Theatre for preview performances on October 13th, 2017. Tickets will go on sale August 1st, 2017 at Telecharge. Please visit www.friendsmusicalparody.com

(CLOSED 7-09-17)”Baghdaddy” returns!

A NY Times Critic Pick in its NYC non-profit run in the fall of 2015, Baghdaddy returns to NYC at the St. Luke’s Theater on April 6th.

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The NY Times hailed Baghdaddy as “an important, cunning rock solid musical comedy with a terrible title.” The show begins in a church basement, where disgraced spies, along with the unwitting audience, gather for a support group meeting. The action soon shifts to Frankfurt Airport, where a mysterious Iraqi defector claims he built secret Iraqi bio-weapons labs. At CIA headquarters, our other characters are contending with their own ambitions, rash decisions, inflexible bosses, unrequited affections and unremitting boredom, when a fax arrives from Germany, and with it a golden opportunity. If the defector’s story holds up, it will be the ticket out of the basement and into a corner office. It’s all fun and games until the looming cataclysm changes everything.

 Check their website out at Baghdaddy Musical

Baghdaddy Cast Members:

Brennan Caldwell, Jason Collins, Bob D’Haene, Brandon Espinoza, Joe Joseph, Claire Neumann, Larisa Oleynik, Ethan Slater

Baghdaddy Creative Team

Music, Co-Book, Director: Marshall Pailet
Co-Book, Lyrics: A.D. Penedo
Choreographer: Misha Shields
Musical Direction: Rona Siddiqui
Producer: Charlie Fink
Company Manager: Sean Springle
Stage Manager: Courteney Leggett
Assistant Stage Manager: Krista Swan

Tickets can be purchased at Telecharge

CLOSED: “Sgt. Stubby The Great American War Dog Musical”

“Sgt. Stubby The Great American War Dog Musical” begins previews at St. Lukes Theatre November 12, 2016. opening December 3, 2016. {CLOSED JANUARY 22, 2017}

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First Preview Date Opening Date  Closed
November 12, 2016 December 3, 2016

Inspired from a true story, Stubby the First American War Dog fought 17 Battles and received the Purple Heart. He even met the President of the United States, was given a life-time membership to the YMCA and Three Bones A Day, which in America is all any dog could hope to achieve!!!

A family-friendly musical about a brave stray from New Haven Connecticut who became a world-wide hero in the Great War, 1914-18.

Other dogs have graced the stage entertaining millions of children and adults alike; but Stubby will charm, entertain and enlighten you! A musical filled with heart – humor – history!!!

While the cartoon character Snoopy became an Off-Broadway & Broadway star, he only dreamed of fighting the Red Baron … Stubby, a real life soldier actually fought the Kaiser in the trenches of France!!!

Book: Jack Dyville
Music: Lawrence Wankel
Lyrics Jack Dyville & Lawrence Wankel

For more info please go to SgtStubbyTheMusical.com 

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CLOSED- Special Performances of Layon Gray’s “Kings of Harlem” Begin Wed. Sept 14, 2016 at 8 pm

Three Special Performances at 8 pm on Wed. Sept 14 and Thursdays Sept. 22 & 29, 2016
Kings of Harlem Play Off Broadway Show Tickets

Layon Gray’s “Kings of Harlem” at St. Lukes Theatre

From the people that brought you Layon Gray’s acclaimed play, Black Angels Over Tuskegee, now in its 7th year Off-Broadway, comes Kings of Harlem. Inspired by the true story of six men who overcame adversity to win more than 2,000 games while barnstorming throughout segregated parts of the country in the 1930’s despite being officially accepted professionally or socially.

The team was formed five years before the Harlem Globetrotters, and provided African – American men with the opportunity to compete against white athletes equally on the court. The Rens got their name from playing at the Renaissance Casino ballroom in Harlem, New York, where they amazed fans with their innovative and unique style of play. The play performed for the Legends of the NBA during All-Star Weekend.

See Layon Gray’s, “Kings of Harlem” at St. Lukes Theatre
308 W. 46th st . NY 10036 ( just West of 8th avenue)

Tickets can be purchased at Telecharge- online or by phone at 212-239-6200 or 800-447-7400.

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