“WICKED FROZEN” the untold parody musical St Lukes Theatre

Wicked Frozen begins previews at St. Lukes Theatre, playing Sunday evenings at 7:30 pm. on March 25, 2018. Opening date is April 8, 2018.

Wicked Frozen is the untold parody musical of some magic ice witch princesses and other stuff like that. (PG-13; Mild language)

Wicked Frozen is a high-energy grown-up parody mash-up of Wicked and Frozen, both celebrating and skewering these two wildly successful pop culture phenomenons. When Adele Dazeem and her teacher Kristen Chenobell become trapped in a Boston classroom during a freak blizzard, things take a turn for the absurd, as Adele sets off on a journey through the magical land of Scandinorfindelle. Wicked Frozen is not only a subversive satire on six cups of coffee, but also a reminder that even when things may only ‘be okay,’ it’s the people around us that truly matter.

To purchase tickets go to TELECHARGE

Wicked Frozen Cast Members:

Kathleen Armenti, Lily Davis, Allison Frasca, Wills Jacobs, Tyler Joseph, Vanessa Magula, Jake McKenna, Chris Evan Simpson, Natalie Sullivan, Bethany Nicole Taylor, and Meagan Wells.

Wicked Frozen Creative Team

Executive Producer: John Lant 
Creators: Zoe Farmingdale & Toby Singer
Director: Zoe Farmingdale
Choreographer: Zoe Farmingdale
Music Direction: Toby Singer
Lighting Design: Maarten Cornelis
Costume Design: Jennifer Anderson 
Producing Associate: Tim Hays, Danielle Vejar, Jamie Ades 
Publicity / Marketing: Stephen Sunderlin – Sunpro Inc.

 

For more info go to  Wicked Frozen Official Website

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“The Snowy Day and Other Stories” by Ezra Jack Keats Opens Jan. 13, 2018 – St. Lukes Theatre

showimage2048The Snow Day and Other Stories by Ezra Jack Keats is children’s theatre for the whole family that will warm your heart.

The Snow Day and Other Stories by Ezra Jack Keats celebrates the wonder of childhood in the city: the excitement of a fresh snowfall, the delight of whistling for the first time, the awe in finding a special treasure.

Four of Ezra Jack Keats’ best stories are brought to life, including The Snowy Day, Whistle for Willie, Goggles!, and Letter to Amy.

Look no further for family entertainment in New York! The Snowy Day and Other Stories…includes singing, live action, humor, and shadow puppets, making the 60 minute show fly by for children of all ages. Our goal is to create a warm, joyful experience that brings families together,though we think this piece of children’s theatre will be loved best by kids ages 3-8. Brought to you by the same team that produced the long running hit The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe.

The Snowy Day and Other Stories by Ezra Jack Keats Cast Members:

Taylor Alexis Bass, Jahbril Cook, Garrett Gray

The Snowy Day and Other Stories by Ezra Jack Keats Creative Team

Author: Based on the books by Ezra Jack Keats, Adapted by Jerome Hairston
Music: Victor Zupanc
Lyrics: Jerome Hairston
Director: Julia Beardsley O’Brien
Production Manager: Becca Silbert
Production Assistant/Vocal Director: Jesse Corbin
Shadow Puppets: Charlotte Lily Gaspard
Set Design: Josh Iacovelli
Lighting Design: Nicole Lang
Costume Design: Heather Carey
Producer: O’Brien Entertainment / Julia O’Brien

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“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- 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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CLOSED – The Sal Mineo Story ”Rebel with A Cause” – Feb 9th &10, 2016

CLOSED – Feb 10, 2016 :  2 Nights Only St. Luke’s Theatre – The Sal Mineo Story ”Rebel with A Cause”

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Actor Dean Ghaffari (Photo by Michael Schwartz/WireImage)

Best remembered for his portrayal of Plato alongside James Dean in the classic Rebel Without a Cause, Sal Mineo was a two-time Oscar-nominated actor, a gold record-selling pop singer and a trailblazing figure for gay rights before he was tragically murdered. After rocketing to stardom, Mineo became typecast and had trouble finding substantial roles. He was only starting to launch a comeback on stage when his life was cut short.

Now, writer-actor Dean Ghaffari brings Mineo’s complex character to life in his solo show The Sal Mineo Story: Rebel With a Cause at St. Luke’s Theatre.

Dates: Tues, Feb 9th -8PM
Wed, Feb 10th – 8PM

Length: 65 min, no intermission

Age Restrictions:
Recommended for 18+

There may be some strong language
Children under the age of 4 are not permitted in the theatre.

CLOSED August 22, 2014 : Albert J. Repicci’s HONOR BOUND -Previews April 18/Opens May 14, 2014

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  • “snappy, fast paced dialog is engaging and crackles with the clash of idealistic youth versus jaded middle age.”
  • “interesting political and personal themes are explored. The characters are compelling and well-defined.”
  • “The talented cast all professionally perform their roles with commitment.”
  • “There’s a very inventive use of slides and film clip projections that enhance the scope of the play.”
  • “Director Josh Iacovelli strongly manages all of the production elements and the cast into a very well-paced presentation.”

TheatreScene.net

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  • Honor Bound raises important ideas about trust, friendship, and – of course- honor.”
  • “Throughout the play, the cast of five brings authenticity to their roles.”
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  • “Often there’s a lot said deep inside the unspoken. That’s the underlying theme of ‘Honor Bound,’ an entertaining new drama.”
  • “Smartly written by playwright Albert J. Repicci and skillfully directed by Josh Iacovelli, ‘Honor Bound’ makes us reconsider some of the crimes of the Vietnam War and question our definition of friendship.”
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For more information, visit www.honorboundtheplay.com.
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Directed by Josh Iacovelli, the play features Ross DeGraw, Christine Marie Heath, Anthony Laciura, Justin R.G. Holcomb and Nicole M. Carroll.An ambitious young reporter tries to uncover secrets about a respected, retired doctor but instead discovers long buried conflicts between two old friends. Set against the bonds of baseball, curveballs are thrown and memories recaptured. The play moves back and forth between 1968 and 1992.Produced by Gemstone Productions, HONOR BOUND will have sets and light design by Josh Iacovelli, costumes by Jennie West and sound design by Paul Bourgeois.
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Albert J. Repicci’s published works include the children’s Christmas story, Sarah and the Red Scarf; Nantucket Musings, a book of photography, light verse and overview history of Nantucket; The Haberdasher, a short comedic play, and Bringing Satch Home, a baseball memoir. He served as an Op Ed contributor to the Greenwich Times and as their special correspondent to the Khmer Rouge trials in Cambodia prosecuting Comrade Duch, the perpetrator of the killing fields. Al was associate producer for the Off Broadway and regional productions of “Soul Survivor,” ” It’s Still My Turn,” “Hosanna,” “Talking Things Over with Chekhov,” “Aspirins and Elephants” and the documentary “The Ladies of Grove Street.” He also produced the documentary Dentistry in the Bush, a series of films and interviews featuring volunteer dental service in Mozambique, the Peruvian Amazon, Cambodia, Nepal, the Philippines, Mongolia, Rwanda and Vietnam, as well as a portfolio of 12 silent films
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Josh Iacovelli recently directed Shea, Prince of Christmas at St. Luke’s Theatre, revivals of Six Characters in Search of an Author, The House of Blue Leaves, Romeo and Juliet, Trojan Women and Little Shop of Horrors. Josh has also designed numerous Off-Broadway hits including Disaster! A 70s Disaster Movie Musical, Zero Hour, Cougar The Musical, Black Angels over Tuskegee, Danny and Sylvia, Dietrich and Chevalier, Sistas the Musical, and Greed!

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  • ROSS DEGRAW, who plays retired doctor Jack, has appeared in NYC and in regional theatres as well as on TV in The Good Wife, Hostages, Boardwalk Empire, etc.
  • CHRISTINE MARIE HEATH, who plays Jack’s wife Kay, has performed in Europe and the Far East and is currently dance captain and understudy for three roles in Cougar The Musical.
  • ANTHONY LACIURA, who plays Jack’s friend Irwin, is an internationally acclaimed tenor and recipient of two SAG Actor Awards for playing ‘Eddie Kessler’ for 4 seasons on Boardwalk Empire.
  • JUSTIN R.G. HOLCOMB, who plays Peter, a newspaper editor, has appeared off-Broadway in Channeling Kevin Spacey, Orphan Train, Hamlet, and The Cherry Orchard among others.
  • NICOLE M. CARROLL, who plays Lisa, a journalism intern, played Tiffany on Biography’s Celebrity Ghost Stories and has appeared in several independent films.

Photos by Carol Rosegg

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CLOSED – March 23, 2014 “Riding the Midnight Express with Billy Hayes”

First he wrote the best-selling book. Then came the Oscar® winning movie. Now live on stage – Performed by the man who lived it. – First Preview Date: January 22, 2014 with a limited run.

Opening on February 5th and closes March 23, 2014.
Off- Broadway at St Lukes Theatre 308 W. 46th St, NY 10036.

NY Times Review – November 6, 2014

Correcting the Film Version of a Sensational Story

By Andy Webster

“There is intrinsic power in escape stories; consider films like “Papillon” or “Escape From Alcatraz.” With “Riding theMidnight Express With Billy Hayes,” the writer Billy Hayes tells his own. It’s been presented before: in “Midnight Express,” his 1976 memoir about five years he spent imprisoned in Turkey for trying to smuggle hashish, and in the 1978 movieadaptation. But as he makes clear in this one-man show, the movie omits much of his ordeal, and what it does present has, shall we say, a high degree of historical revisionism.

 

By 1970, Mr. Hayes at 23 had thrice carried hashish to America from Turkey, before that country cracked down on airport security to demonstrate to the Nixon administration its commitment to the war on drugs. Arrested while boarding a plane with two kilograms, Mr. Hayes was convicted and imprisoned. When his sentence was later increased to 30 years, he resolved to free himself.

 

Oliver Stone’s Oscar-winning but overheated, dated and xenophobic script for the movie took liberties. Mr. Hayes never accidentally killed a prison guard, and, unlike his character in the movie, he did have a brief, physically intimate relationship with another inmate. Most important, Mr. Hayes says, he never delivered the blistering anti-Turkish speech in court that is a centerpiece of the film. The movie also completely ignores his transfer to an island prison, and his overnight row in a stolen dinghy across a stormy sea to shore and his trek on land to Greece and freedom. (That passage is a show highlight.)

 

Mr. Hayes — slender, gray-haired and physically fit — is an ingratiating presence, something that was even more apparent in his brief talk with the audience after the performance. Raised in Long Island, he now lives in Los Angeles but retains a mild New York accent. At times, his delivery, as directed by John Gould Rubin, could stand to slow down, to enable the audience to better savor his engrossing tale. But his sincerity — about his drug experience and affection for Turkish culture — is appealing, and his desperate journey to Greece is stirring.”

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Opening on February 5th and closes March 23, 2014. Off- Broadway at St Lukes Theatre 308 W. 46th St, NY 10036.

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For the first time, Billy Hayes recounts his time in a Turkish prison and his brazen, harrowing escape. Witness the true, mesmerizing story that captivated imaginations around the world. Meet Billy, up close and personal. You’ll never forget his cautionary, yet uplifting tale, “Riding The Midnight Express with Billy Hayes” .

“A remarkable, inherently theatrical tale, which Hayes articulates with great charm, humor and energy…Part memoir, part thriller, part philosophical contemplation of freedom…this absorbing story proves Hayes to be a fascinating character and charismatic storyteller.” The Times. Edinburgh Fringe Festival – 2013

Director: John Gould Rubin.

There will be a talk-back immediately following every performance of ” Riding the Midnight Express with Billy Hayes”

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