The New York Musical Theatre Festival in association with Jeffery & Elizabeth Passero are pleased to announce the production of Lonny Price and Kitt Lavoie's KIKI BABY, composed by Grant Sturiale, orchestrations by Michael Starobin, choreographed by Josh Rhodes, musical direction by Mark Hartman, directed by Lonny Price and Matt Cowart. KIKI BABY will play six performances at the Theatre at St. Clements (423 West 46th Street, between 9TH & 10TH Avenues). Performances begin tonight and continue through Sunday, October 16th.
Germany. 1931. Christine Maladin is the only thing standing between her family and the pit of a worldwide depression, until one day a visiting impresario hears the voice of an angel floating from her flat - and determines to make her four-year-old daughter an international star. A tale of fame, fortune, failed opera divas, dwarfs, sweatshop bosses, monumentally bad parenting, and what happens to a little girl when no one will tell her "no."
The production stars Jenn Colella (Broadway: High Fidelity and Urban Cowboy (Outer Critics Circle Award nomination, Outstanding Leading Actress); Off-Broadway: Lucky Guy, Beebo Brinker Chronicles (Lily Tomlin, producer), Don't Quit Your Night Job, Slut) as Kiki, Jill Paice (Broadway: 39 Steps, Curtains, The Woman in White; Off Broadway: Death Takes a Holiday) as Christine, Steve Rosen (Broadway: Guys and Dolls; The Farnsworth Invention; Monty Python's Spamalot (original cast; Sir Bedevere, et. al.) Off-Broadway: Peter & The Starcatcher (NYTW), Knickerbocker Holiday (Avery Fisher Hall) The Golem, The Castle) as Levisee, Louis Hobson (Broadway: Next to Normal; The People in the Picture) as Maladin, Jennifer Laura Thompson (Broadway: Urinetown (Tony Award Nomination, Best Actress in a Musical); Lend Me A Tenor; Wicked; Footloose; Company at Avery Fisher Hall and the film version) as Marina, Adam Heller (Broadway: Baby It's You; Caroline, or Change; A Class Act; Victor/Victoria; Falsettos; Les Misérables. Off-Broadway: Make Me a Song; The Immigrant; Endgame; Merrily We Roll Along; Normal) as Adalph, Megan Lawrence (Broadway: The Pajama Game (Tony Award Nomination, Best Featured Actress in a Musical); Hair (Revival); Urinetown; Les Misérables) as Frau Dangl, Eric Leviton (TV: Beverly Hills 90210; Boston Public; Diagnosis Murder) as Markus, Stacie Morgain Lewis (Broadway: Sunday in the Park with George; Wicked; Urinetown; Titanic) as Patsy, Jim Walton (Broadway: Bye Bye Birdie, Guys and Dolls, The Music Man, Sweeney Todd (all revivals), Stardust, Merrily We Roll Along, Perfectly Frank, 42nd Street, Company at Avery Fisher Hall and the film version) as Paddy, Helen-Jean Arthur (Broadway: The Moon Besieged; Send Me No Flowers) as Grandmother.
The production features scenic design by James Noone, lighting design by Marc Janowitz, costume design by Wade Laboisonniere and sound design by Alex Neumann. Annemarie Milazzo is the vocal arranger, William Ward is the technical director, Tim Semon is the production stage manager. Brierpatch Productions is the general manager.
KIKI BABY plays the following schedule:
Wednesday, Oct 5 at 8:00pm
Saturday, Oct 8 at 9:00pm
Monday, Oct 10 at 9:00pm
Thursday, Oct 13 at 5:00pm
Saturday, Oct 15 at 9:00pm
Sunday, Oct 16 at 3:00pm
Tickets are $25 and are now available online at www.nymf.org/kikibaby and 212-352-3101.
Photo Credit: Walter McBride/WM Photos