The Civilians (Steven Cosson, Artistic Director), the award-winning New York-based theater company known for projects investigating real life topics, presents a one-night-only concert performance at Joe's Pub of Pretty Filthy, a new musical about the adult entertainment industry.
In 2009, Civilians artists ventured out to Vegas and California's San Fernando Valley to conduct research and talk to directors, performers, agents, and producers about the ins and outs of the dirty movie biz: how they do it, and what it takes to make it. These industry insiders shared the nitty-gritty of how they started, how to become a star, and how technological advancements have affected the genre. This performance marks the first public showing of The Civilians highly-anticipated new fictional musical inspired by this research. Featuring music and lyrics by Michael Friedman (Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson on Broadway) and book by Bess Wohl (Touch(ed) at the Williamstown Theater Festival), the show follows the exploits of an ambitious young woman breaking into the industry and tells the story of her relationships, sexuality, and fight for fame in an under-regulated, over-saturated market.
Heidi Blickenstaff (Broadway: [title of show], The Full Monty),
Heath Calvert (Broadway: Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson, Hair),
Derek Klena (Off Broadway: Dogfight, Carrie),
Li Jun Li (Broadway: South Pacific),
Luba Mason (Broadway: Jekyll & Hyde, Chicago),
Jim Newman (Broadway: Hands on a Hardbody (Upcoming), Curtains),
Darius Nichols (Broadway: Hair, South Pacific),
Kate Rockwell (Broadway: Bring It On: The Musical, Hair),
Steve Rosen (Broadway: Guys and Dolls, The Farnsworth Invention)
Music and Lyrics by Michael Friedman
Book by Bess Wohl
Directed by Steve Cosson
This performance contains material that is not suitable for children under the age of 18.
Pretty Filthy at Joe's Pub, November 12 at 6:30PM
Joe's Pub at The Public Theater at 425 Lafayette St.
TICKETS: Available online at joespub.com.