“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
**

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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Wicked Clone The Cinema Musical opens Sept. 14 at St. Lukes Theatre

An original story based on the Wicked Clone or how to deal with the evil novel by Mihaela Modorcea — a “book for an Oscar winning movie,” (Barnes & Noble) Wicked Clone or how to deal with the evil The Cinema Musical is the story of a vampire bitten by a human being. Born without a heartbeat, memories or Inspiration, Mihaela pulls her fangs out and runs from Transylvania to New York in order to love, to be a human being. Yet her “Wicked Clone” twin sister Gabriela follows her through time and space to bring her back to who she was. Mihaela’s fangs begin to reappear. However, her dream is more powerful than any fear.

The heroes of Wicked Clone The Cinema Musical step out of the screen—from the 15th century to the stage of St. Luke’s Theatre—taking along the audience to a realm of immortal love and song. Indiggo Twins awaken the hearts through a-Holy-Fire spirited performance sharing a-one of-a-kind story about the greatest being on Earth—the human being. Through 21 original pop-gypsy melodies, a filmic and symphonic soundtrack, theatrical hip-hop choreography, en-vogue Transylvanian costumes created by Mihaela & Gabriela Modorcea, the identical twin sisters born in Transylvania aim to inspire the audience to reach their greatest purpose in life—to be Creators, alike God.

With a Shakespearian atmosphere and a theme in the likes of Dante Alighieri’s Divine Comedy or Paulo Coelho’s The Alchemist, Wicked Clone The Cinema Musical is a bold challenge—a rebirth for the spectator eager to join The Twins’ Immortal Ride!

 

“The stars and creators of the Wicked Clone The Cinema Musical—Mihaela & Gabriela Modorcea are “a triple threat as writers, artists and actresses. The most hardworking and passionate Artists I have ever met! It doesn’t surprise me that their talent and drive were recognized by Swizz, Jay-Z, and Kanye when they opted to use them on the Watch the Throne album.” – Broadwayworld

“When their show and their album hit the streets, they are going to be unstoppable!”- David Sonenberg, producer of  When We Were Kings movie.

WEBSITE: http://www.indiggotwins.com/

Write Act Repertory’s “Lili Marlene” Off-Bdwy Premiere July 25 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, John has mounted productions at Cal Arts, Ricardo Montalban, Powerhouse, Glendale Center, Hollywood Playhouse, Long Beach Playhouse, the Jewel Box Theatres and Write Act Repertory. His work and productions garnered DramaLogue, Diamond, ADA Awards and Garland, ADA and NAACP nominations, as well as LA Weekly and Backstage Picks of the Week. John worked with Jonathan Sanger at Chanticleer Films on two shorts that won an Emmy and an Oscar and mentored under Howard Storm. Scripts he has developed include Children’s TV Pilots “Symphology,” “Carrot Talk” and cable-themed “Anonymous Confessions” and several adapted musicals. John received the California Service Award from the State Legislature for his Community Outreach and Service to the Arts in 2000, 2001, 2008 and 2009. In NYC, he is current Production Manager at Carnegie Hall and, on down time, redesigns, redevelops and refurbishes theatres, including the upstairs Davenport Theatre, Elektra Theatre, Times Square Arts Center Theatres, the Richmond Shepard and a new exciting project Summer of 2017, refurbishing an old off-Broadway theatre in the Theatre District to its old glory. John’s 30-week off-Broadway production of “FABULOUS! The Queen of Musicals!”was recently licensed through Steele Rights. This past year he produced 2 off-Broadway Shows at St. Luke’s Theatre, “2 By Tennessee Williams” and the new musical, “Pillars of New York”. Current Producing Artistic Director of Write Act Repertory and Founding Member of newly formed N.M.C.L.O. (New Musical Civic Light Opera), concentrating on the development of second stage, full musical workshop productions for off-Broadway shows and is also the Director of Development for Twisted Media NY.

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
**

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*

Now Playing “Sistas The Musical” – Sat & Sun – 4:30 PM

Now Playing at St Lukes Theatre – Saturdays and Sundays- 4:30 PM

SISTAS THE MUSICAL is a musical journey  of African-American women from Bessie Smith to Beyoncé

3time Tony winner Hinton Battle and JenKay present SISTAS, a musical journey of a multi generational  African-American family.Using the lyrics of  songs made famous by artists like Ma Rainey, Billie Holiday, Lena Horn,  Erykah Badu, Jill Scott, Beyoncé and many others.

Sistas is a musical play that tells of the struggles, the joy and the triumphs, of being Black in America; of being  a woman in America – as told through the life of one woman and the women in her family.

“After a matriarch’s death, the women in the family clean Grandma’s attic and find love and old memories packed away, and in the process, hit tunes that trace the history of black women, from the trials of the 1930s through the Girl Groups of the 60s to the empowerment of the 90s. Songs include “Oh, Happy Day,” “Mama Said,” “I Will Survive,” “Tyrone,” “I am Not My Hair” and “A Woman’s Worth.”

Moving from the days of Jim Crow to the present,  the narrative is presented through songs like Strange Fruit, Society’s  Child, Taint Nobody’s Business, right up to the present with more  contemporary songs of worth and independence – I am Not My Hair by  India Arie, Alicia Keyes’ A Woman’s Worth, Golden by Jill  Scott.

BUY YOUR TICKETS NOW at Telecharge

                                         For Group Sales Contact  groupsales@stlukestheatre.com.

Sistas: the Musical, the story of African-American women through Top-40 music, is produced by 3-time Tony winner Hinton Battle, written by Dorothy Marcic (writer of “RESPECT: The Musical,” which has played in 20 cities), and directed by Kenneth Ferrone.

Now Playing “The Lion The Witch and the Wardrobe”

Now Playing:  Saturdays at 11 a.m.

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“One of the best pieces of family theatre I’ve seen” – Broadway World Jr.

“Sure to keep children and grown-ups enthralled…magical” – Broadway World

THE LION, THE WITCH AND THE WARDROBE from the book by C.S. Lewis
dramatized by le Clanché du Rand

The White Witch has trapped Narnia in a perpetual state of winter with no hope of Christmas. But all that changes when four siblings venture through an old wardrobe and enter this land of talking animals, charming fauns, giants and dwarves. Standing shoulder to shoulder with Aslan the Great Lion, the children courageously battle the forces of evil and discover that Love is the deepest magic of all. In this inventive and highly theatrical adaptation of C.S. Lewis’ classic, two actors give a tour-de-force performance that’s sure to delight children and adults alike.

Open to all, most suitable for ages 6 and up.
Meet the actors and get a free Narnia sticker after every performance!

Now Playing:  Saturdays at 11 a.m.

Directed by Julia Beardsley O’Brien

Check out 2 great reviews from
Broadway World Jr. and BroadwayWorld.com here and here!

Visit www.narniaoffbroadway.com or follow the show on Facebook for more information!

For Tickets contact Telecharge