Tritone Productions presents Steven Blanchard and Veanne Cox in a staged presentation of the new musical comedy, Jonathan Brielle's 40 Naked Women, A Monkey and Me directed by Michael Bush with book, music & lyrics by Jonathan Brielle; musical direction by Steven Ray Watkins and choreography by Kelli Barclay. The cast also includes Leanne Borghesi, Deidre Goodwin Brittney Lee Hamilton, John Herrera and Marcy McGuigan. The presentations take place Thursday, October 18 at 3 pm and Friday, October 19 at 2pm at S.I.R. Studios, 520 West 25th Street.
The musical comedy was presented to great audience response this summer at the Cabaret and Performance Conference at the Tony Award winning Eugene O'Neill Theatre Center. Michael Bush, artistic director of the Cabaret & Performance Conference directed the show.
40 Naked Women, A Monkey and Me is the musical mid-life crisis of a singer/songwriter named Joshua Beal (Steve Blanchard) who has had great success in Vegas, burlesque, and industrials but is desperate for validation on Broadway. At the end of his creative rope, he is suddenly and mysteriously confronted by a talking monkey (Veanne Cox) and a bevy of showgirls, who force him to "revue" his life in an attempt to find his lost mojo. A completely original work told in the style of a Broadway/Vegas/Borsht Belt extravaganza mash up," 40 Naked Women…" is like a Martin and Lewis nightclub act hijacked by a monkey with a hard swinging 8 piece band.
This is the third collaboration between Bush and Brielle this year. Earlier this summer, Bush directed Brielle's musical Himself and Nora, which chronicled the love affair of writer James Joyce with his muse, chambermaid Nora Barnacle starring Matt Bogart (Jersey Boys) as Joyce and Jessica Burrows (Dr Zhivago) as Nora at the New York Musical Theatre Festival. Burrows won the NYMF Award for Outstanding Female Performance. Bush also directed Broadway Under the Stars this summer for The Development Wing which showcased four new musicals by Brielle.
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