Amas Musical Theatre, Donna Trinkoff/Artistic Producer, will present three shows only of BURLY-Q! A Gay Burlesque, created by Phillip George (co-director of Forbidden Broadway), on Tuesday, December 13 at 6:00pm and Wednesday, December 14 at 3:00pm and 7pm at The Players Theatre, 115 MacDougal Street. BURLY-Q! is written by Peter Morris, Phillip George, Fred Barton, Tom Orr and David Caldwell, with additional material by Brad Ellis, Ethan Fein, Matt Eisenstein, Dick Gallagher, Matt Ward and Steven Silverstein. The production is directed by Phillip George (Forbidden Broadway, SHOUT! The Mod Musical, Whoop-de-doo).
“BURLY-Q! A Gay Burlesque is a madcap tribute to classic American burlesque, with a treasure trove of priceless routines seen through a gay lens,” says Amas Artistic Producer Donna Trinkoff. “When Phillip George told me that he’d always wanted to do a gay revue that he could take his mother to, I told him I’d hold him to that standard. Happily, in the first two Lab readings of Burly-Q!, all our mothers loved it! And now, with several naughty new numbers this show is funnier than ever. We think it’s close to being ready for a full production”.
The cast includes Fred Barton, Andrew Briedis, Jay Rogers, Will Taylor, Jake Warnecke, Michael West and Hernando Umana.
The presentations are part of the ongoing Amas Musical Theatre Lab, a development series for writers, lyricists and composers to mount staged readings of their new musicals free to the public. The Amas Musical Theatre Lab is supported, in part, by the National Endowment for the Arts, with public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council, with public funds from the New York State Council on the Arts, and by the ASCAP Foundation Irving Caesar Fund, the BMI Foundation, the Barbara Bell Cummings Foundation, the Dramatists Guild, the Lucille Lortel Foundation, the Shubert Foundation, and through the generous support of many individuals.
Amas Musical Theatre (Donna Trinkoff, Artistic Producer) -- New York City’s award-winning pioneer in diversity and multi-ethnic casting in the performing arts since 1968. Amas (“you love” in Latin) is devoted to the creation, development and professional production of new American musicals through the celebration of diversity and minority perspectives, the emergence of new artistic talent, and the training and encouragement of underserved young people in the New York area. In recent years, Amas has emerged as a leading not-for-profit laboratory for new musicals, including Me And Miss Monroe; Aesop & Company; Signs Of Life; Wanda’s World; Shout! The Mod Musical; Lone Star Love; From My Hometown; Zanna, Don’t!; 4 Guys Named Jose; and Stormy Weather: Imagining Lena Horne. Amas education programs include the Rosetta LeNoire Musical Theatre Academy, the Immigration Experience for middle and high schools, and Lens on Live Theatre. Visit www.amasmusical.org for more information.