The New York Musical Theatre Festival (NYMF) presents Outlaws: The Ballad of Billy the Kid a world premiere rock musical by Perry Liu, Joe Calarco and Alastair William King. Jenn Rapp will direct and choreograph a cast of six including Corey Boardman (Off B'way: Next To Normal, Altar Boyz), Isabel Santiago (1st Nat. Tour: In The Heights), Justin Gregory Lopez (NYMF: The Tenth Floor), David Murgittroyd, Antonio Addeo (Off B'way: Academy), and Travis McClung. Performances for Outlaws: The Ballad of Billy the Kid will be held at the McGinn/Cazale Theatre, 2162 Broadway (bet. 76th and 77th Street) in NYC for seven performances from Monday, September 26-Sunday, October 9, 2011.
A media sensation before his time, Billy the Kid was one of the Wild West's most infamous outlaws. He, Pat Garrett and their young gang live a rebellious carefree life, but that quickly changes after Billy draws his gun. On the run, these ‘kids' must learn to grow up...the hard way. Driven by a heart-pounding rock score, this edgy musical spins a tale of youth and friendship, fame and violence in America.
Outlaws: The Ballad of Billy the Kid is presented by The New York Musical Theatre Festival. Director/Choreographer: Jenn Rapp (Carrie, Lucky Guy); Associate Director/Choreographer: Todd Underwood (Xanadu, Film: Were The World Mine); Music Director: Chris Blisset (Regional: Pump Boys and Dinette, Ring of Fire); Scenic and Production Designer: David Gallo (The Drowsy Chaperone - Tony, Drama Desk & Outer Critic Circle Awards, Memphis, Xanadu, Radio Golf - Tony nom., Gem of the Ocean - Tony nom.); Costumer Designer: Sky Switser (The Drowsy Chaperone; TV: Saturday Night Live); Lighting Designer: Betsy Adams; Sound Designer: Jon Weston; Fight Choreographer: J. David Brimmer; Dramaturg: Mike Cohen; General Manager: Lisa Dozier; Line Producer: Eve Rybnick; Associate Producer: RoBert Robinson; Casting: Clemmons/Dewing Casting; Marketing Director: Hugh Hysell/HHC Marketing; Publicist: Paul Siebold/Off Off PR.
Outlaws: The Ballad of Billy the Kid plays for seven performances on the following schedule: Monday, Sep 26th at 8:00pm; Wednesday, Sep 28th at 5:00 pm; Wednesday, Sep 28th at 9:00 pm; Saturday, Oct 1st at 8:00 pm; Thursday, Oct 6th at 1:00 pm; Friday, Oct 7th at 8:00 pm; Sunday, Oct 9th at 4:30 pm.
Jenn Rapp (Director and Choreographer) Off-Broadway: Carrie (AC, MCC), Lucky Guy (AD, Little Shubert). New York: Outlaws (NYMF), Winner Take All (Associate AD/AC, FringeNYC). China: Hollywood to Broadway (Shanghai Center Theatre). Ongoing Director/Choreographer for Le Cirque Bijou (Norwegian Cruise Line). US National Tours: Madagascar Live! and Thomas & Friends Live! Spanish and Latin American Tours: SpongeBob Squarepants Live. Associate Director/Choreographer to John Carrafa: Academy (NYMF). www.JennRapp.com
Joe Calarco (Book) Published work includes in the absence of spring (inaugural production of Second Stage's New Plays Uptown series, included in The Best Stage Scenes of 2004) and Shakespeare's R&J (Lucille Lortel Award). Other adaptations include A Midsummer Nights Dream and Antigone Renewed which had its first workshop at the National Theater in London. He is the book writer for the musicals Golden Gate with composer/lyricist Richard Pearson Thomas and The Mysteries of Harris Burdick with composer Chris Miller and lyricist Nathan Tysen, which had its West End premiere in conjunction with Mercury Musical Developments in London and its U.S. premier at Barrington Stage Company as part of William Finn's Musical Theatre Lab. He is the book writer for the musical The Last Days of Cleopatra, and he was a contributing book writer of The Audience for The Transport Group. His work for young audiences includes Aladdin (The Hangar Theatre) and My Vacation in Paris, Salat, Civil Wars, Aftershock, Shakespeare, Will, and Image is Everything all for Signature Theatre in Virginia, where his play Walter Cronkite is Dead also had its world premiere. Upcoming: Home Front: a play with songs with composer/lyricist Adam Gwon and his new play Separate Rooms to be produced by his theater company breaking bread. As a director he is the recipient of the Lucille Lortel Award, 4 Helen Hayes Awards and the Barrymore Award. He proudly sits on the Executive Board of his union SDC. He was resident playwright at Expanded Arts for two years and is a member of the Dramatists Guild.