“It Came from Beyond – The Musical” Opens St. Lukes Theatre : April 10, 2018

It Came From Beyond is a family friendly musical comedy described as Grease meets War of the Worlds with comic books, aliens, and 1950’s dancing.  It Came From Beyond opens Tuesday April 10, 2018 at St Lukes Theatre ( 308 W. 46 St.) To purchase tickets, click thru to TELECHARGE

It Came From Beyond takes place in a high school science classroom in 1959 and switches between two parallel stories. It centers on the nerdy, high school geek whose only chance to save the popular, beautiful girl that he loves, is to find the secret hidden in a new comic book called It Came From Beyond. In the parallel story, an astronomer seeks the same secret in order to stop an attack on Planet Earth from aliens from outer space.

The show has licensed film clips from 1950s sci-fi movies such as Invaders From Mars, Brain From Planet Arous, Hideous Sun Demon, Devil Girl From Mars, The Flying Saucer, and Plan 9 From Outer Space.

It Came From Beyond is a comedy with characters that you can root for, a plot that will take you in, and unforgettable songs destined to be standards that will have the audience singing as they leave the theatre. It is suitable for all audiences and has a positive message.

One newspaper described the play as Grease meets War of the Worlds. Comic books, aliens, 1950’s dancing, and its music couldn’t be more relevant with parody songs like “American Way,” “They’re Here,” “Find a Hero,” and “Are You One of Them?” playfully set against the backdrop of paranoid Cold War propaganda.

For More Information : It Came From Beyond

*Six Ovation Award nominations from Los Angeles Stage Alliance including Best Musical and Best Writing of a Musical.

“thoroughly entertaining” – Los Angeles Times “Recommended”

“hilarious ….the next Rocky Horror Show” – The Pasadena Weekly

“hysterical … the lyrics are a riot” – NYTheatre

* By popular demand, had its run extended at the New York Musical Theatre Festival.

It Came from Beyond – The Musical Cast Members:

Ryan Ball, Kaitlyn Baldwin, David R. Doumeng, Maureen Duke, Clint Hromsco, Adam Kee, Natalie Michaels, Kayleen Seidl, Danicah Waldo, Bryan S. Walton

It Came from Beyond – The Musical Creative Team

Executive Producer / Artistic Director: John Lant
Producers: Tamra Pica & Write Act Repertory
Writer: Cornell Christianson
Composers & Lyricists: Stephen M. Schwartz, Norman E. Thalheimer
Director: Jim Blanchette
Choreographer: Mark Blowers
Music Direction: Austin Nuckols
Assistant Director / Assistant Choreographer: Maureen Duke
Casting Director: Tamra Pica Casting
Lighting Design: Maarten Cornelis
Costume Design: Jennifer Anderson
Production Stage Manager: Lauren Winnenberg
Producing Associate: Tim Hays, Danielle Vejar, Jamie Ades
Publicity / Marketing: Stephen Sunderlin – Sunpro Inc
Additional Marketing: Roger Gonzalez and Local Theatre NY.com

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CLOSED April 11, 2014: “Disaster! a 1970’s Disaster Movie Musical”

Disaster! opened at St Lukes Theatre on November 3, 2013; Closing Date: April 11, 2014. Disaster! debuted at the Triad Theatre in January 2012 and moved St. Luke’s Theatre, where it had a long run and found a place on several “Best of 2013” lists.

disaster cropDisaster! is set on a summer night in Manhattan in 1979 and follows a group of NYC A-listers who party at the grand opening of a floating casino/disc0—until disaster strikes. Earthquakes, tidal waves, infernos, killer bees, rats, sharks, and piranhas all threaten the guests, who sing some of the biggest hits of the ‘70s including “Hot Stuff,” “I Am Woman,” “Knock on Wood” and more.

The musical comedy Disaster!, by Seth Rudetsky and Jack Plotnick, returned to NY for another Off-Broadway run, opening at St Luke’s Theatre 04 Nov 2013, following previews from 14 Oct 2013.

Disaster! previously ran in 2012. The New York Times called it a “triumph” and “irresistible” and advised “You’ll be tickled and, despite your best judgment, probably singing along.”

Disaster! is a musical based on 1970’s disaster movies with a score consisting of 1970’s pop, rock and disco hit songs: ‘Hot Stuff,’ ‘I Am Woman,’ ‘Knock On Wood,’ ‘Daybreak,’ ‘Signed, Sealed Delivered’ and more!.

Directed by Jack Plotnick, choreographed by Denis Jones with music direction by Larry Pressgrove, the musical will star Tony Nominee Mary Testa (‘On The Town,’ ’42nd Street’), Tom Riis Farrell (‘Coram Boy,’ ‘Dirty Blonde,’ ‘Chicago’), Michele Ragusa (‘Young Frankenstein,’ ‘Urinetown,’ ‘A Class Act’), Jennifer Simard (‘Sister Act,’ ‘Shrek the Musical’), and Seth Rudetsky (‘The Ritz’). disaster-master675 maxresdefault image  disaster pic 4

The year is 1979. All the hottest New York City A-Listers are putting on their platform shoes and polyester disco shirts and heading to the grand opening of Manhattan’s first floating casino and discotheque. Little do they know that the pier built to house the huge boat was drilled into the center of a dangerous and unstable fault-line. Disaster! is a 1970’s disaster movie musical and features songs from the ‘70’s; Hot Stuff, I Am Woman, Knock On Wood, Daybreak, Signed, Sealed Delivered, and more!Disaster!_musical_poster

Earthquake, tidal wave, infernos, killer bees, rats, sharks and piranhas all threaten the guests. Who will survive? The greedy tycoon? The aging showgirl and her 11-year-old twins? The washed-up disco star? The disaster expert still mourning the loss of his wife? The nun with the gambling addiction? The older couple with a terrible secret? And will the bra-burning feminist find love with the man who’s lost his dreams?Disaster

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(CLOSED May 25, 2008) “Welcome Home, Marian Anderson”

Curb Gardner & Cynthia Newport, Candela Entertainment, along with Jeff Britton, Broadway Bound Productions presented a Limited Run of , “Welcome Home Marian Anderson”, a play with music, at St. Luke’s Theatre. PREVIEWS were May 13, & 14 , 2008. with the official OPENING May 15, 2008. It closed on May 25, 2008. ( CLOSED)

” About the play: “As she anxiously anticipates the controversial Easter morning concert at the foot of the Lincoln Memorial, world-famous opera concert diva Marian Anderson reflects on the events that have brought her from her meager childhood in Philadelphia to this momentous occasion in our nation’s history.” Playwright Vanessa Shaw takes us on Marian’s journey through the racism, public triumphs, personal challenges and the private passions of a woman who was dubbed “The Voice of the Century.”