Broadway's Leslie Kritzer joins the cast of Rick Crom's Off-Broadway musical revue NEWSical the Musical beginning Sept. 8. Internet gossip columnist Perez Hilton was announced last week as joining the cast of the long-running show.
Leslie recently starred in the Kander/Ebb revue First You Dream at the Kennedy Center and A Letter to Harvey Milk at NYMF (Best Individual performance award). Broadway credits include Sondheim on Sondheim, A Catered Affair (Drama Desk Nomination), Legally Blonde (Clerence Derwent Award for Most Promising Performer) and Hairspray. She received critical acclaim and a Time Out New York Award for her sold-out Joe's Pub run of Leslie Kritzer Is Patti LuPone at Les Mouches (a performance she repeated at The Plush Room in San Francisco). Off-Broadway and regional credits include NEWSical, Every Tongue Confess (Arena Stage), The Memory Show and Guys & Dolls (Barrington Stage Company), Rooms (Outer Critic Circle Nomination), On The Town (Encores!), The Great American Trailer Park Musical (Drama Desk Nomination), Bat Boy, Godspell, Pop!, Broadway: Three Generations (Kennedy Center), Cabaret, Born Yesterday, the world premiere of Vanities, Urinetown (National Tour), Evita and an acclaimed "Fanny Brice" in Funny Girl. She has performed at London's Royal Albert Hall as a guest soloist honoring Tim Rice and Alan Menken and can be heard on several cast recordings. Film credits include "17 Photos of Isabel." Television credits include Law & Order SVU" (NBC) "3LBS" (CBS) and "Jason and Jessica"(HBO). She recently did her new solo show Beautiful Disaster at Joe's Pub.
The cast currently features Christine Pedi, Christina Bianco, Michael West, Tommy Walker, Amy Griffin and Ryan Knowles.
Rounding out the creative team are Ed Goldschneider (music director), Jason Courson (set designer), Josh Starr (lighting designer) and Scott Delacruz (stage manager).
NEWSical the Musical is produced by Tom D'Angora.
NEWSical the Musical plays at Theatre Row (410 West 42nd Street). Tickets are $85 - $110 and can be purchased through Telecharge.com or by calling (212) 279-4200 or (800) 432-7250. For performance schedule and more information, visit www.NEWSicalthemusical.com.