“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

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.

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                                         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