Susan Mosher and Emily McNamara join the cast of the uproarious off-Broadway musical revue, NEWSical the Musical, beginning October 15th. Susan Mosher, who starred in Hairspray on Broadway, will replace Leslie Kritzer. Nightlife sensation Emily McNamara steps in for a limited run, filling in for Christine Pedi until October 26th.
"I've been waiting years to work with both of these comedic geniuses,” said producer Tom D’Angora at this morning’s announcement. “The timing couldn't be more perfect and we are blessed to have them on our team."
NEWSical the Musical is the ever-evolving, completely un-sanitized musical mockery of all the news that’s fit to spoof. From John Travolta, Anderson Cooper, Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes to the national fight for marriage equality and the 2012 Presidential Election, NEWSical the Musical sets all of today’s biggest news and pop culture headlines to song.
The Associated Press calls it “The Daily Show set to music!” The show was named Best New Musical of 2011 by the Off Broadway Alliance. Infectious melodies, razor-sharp lyrics, biting satire and more unpredictability than a Courtney Love tweet make NEWSical the Musical a laugh-filled, high octane musical revue of all the most talked-about headlines of the day.
The show features Christine Pedi (Sirius XM Host, Little Me, Talk Radio), Michael West (When Pigs Fly, Forbidden Broadway), Tommy Walker (Evil Dead The Musical), Amy Griffin (How the Grinch Stole Christmas) and Ryan Knowles (host of Nickelodeon’s ME:TV).
Rick Crom is the creator and writer of NEWSical the Musical. He has appeared on Broadway in Urinetown, Footloose and The Goodbye Girl. On television, he appeared on FX’s critically acclaimed series “Louie” starring comedian Louis C.K.
NEWSical the Musical is directed by Mark Waldrop (When Pigs Fly, My Deah, Inventing Avi, Papermill Playhouse’s Gypsy) and produced by Tom D’Angora (Naked Boys Singing!, ICONS, Broadway Diva Christmas, Divas I’ve Done). Rounding out the creative team are Ed Goldschneider (music director), Jason Courson (set designer), and Ryan Obermeier (stage manager).
In addition to her Broadway credits, Susan Mosher starred Off-Broadway in Suds and Back to Bacharach and David. On television, she has appeared on “Nurse Jackie”, “Without A Trace”, HBO’s “If These Walls Could Talk 2” with Vanessa Redgrave, “Beverly Hills 90210”, “Veronica’s Closet”, and she had a recurring role on Showtime’s “The L Word.” Film credits include “A View From The Top”, “Lost Souls”, “It's Pat”, “The Wedding Planner” and “Bear City 2: The Proposal”. Mosher currently hosts the weekly “Backstage” show at 54 Below in New York.
Emily McNamara’s New York credits include The Awesome 80’s Prom, My Big Gay Italian Wedding, My First Time, Minimum Wage, The Karaoke Show, and Slut. She was recently seen in The Groove Factory at the New York Musical Theater Festival. Regional credits include Little Shop Of Horrors, Fiddler On The Roof, Dreamgirls, Godspell, Smokey Joe's Cafe, and Chicago.