[title of show] -- the original new musical that began previews on July 5 and opened at the Lyceum Theatre (149 W. 45 St.) on July 17 -- will conclude its critically acclaimed run at the Lyceum tonight, Sunday October 12th.
The musical will have played 13 previews and 102 performances when it concludes its Lyceum engagement on October 12.
Written by Jeff Bowen and Hunter Bell, and directed by Michael Berresse, [title of show] stars an exceptionally talented cast featuring Hunter Bell, Susan Blackwell, Heidi Blickenstaff and Jeff Bowen. Courtney Balan and Benjamin Howes are stand-bys. Larry Pressgrove is the musical director.
[title of show] has been part of the fabric of life in New York since it started four years ago at the New York Musical Theatre Festival in 2004, followed by its Off-Broadway premiere at the Vineyard Theatre in 2006. Last year, the [title of show] cast and creators began what has become an internet sensation, "The [title of show] Show," in which they chronicled their path to Broadway. (www.titleofshow.com/toscasts.htm)
A thoroughly original new musical about four funny, talented and scrappy friends who decide to take charge of their own destiny and set out to make their dream of starring on Broadway come true, [title of show] has met critical praise:
The New York Times wrote, "[title of show] is hilarious...with its wit and energy, this fresh new musical is worth cheering."
Rolling Stone called [title of show] "The biggest little show on Broadway...big in laughs, big in heart, big in talent, and big in songs that get inside your head and take you for a smart, sassy ride...[title of show] is a small miracle, and simply irresistible." The Daily News called it "joyously entertaining," and The New Yorker called the musical "A joy from start to finish -- original, clever and surprisingly moving." The Journal News proclaimed it "fresh, smart and funny." And Time Out New York wrote, "[title of show] is a funny, big-hearted portrait of creativity, friendship and chasing your crazy dreams."