Photo Coverage: LUCKY GUY Opening Arrivals
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by Kevin Thomas Garcia
Yee Haw! Lucky Guy, a new musical comedy, written and directed by Willard Beckham, officially opened last night (May 19th) and plays a 12-week engagement through Sunday, July 24th at the Little Shubert Theatre (422 West 42nd Street, between 9th & Dyer Avenues). L. Glenn Poppleton produces. BroadwayWorld was on hand for the opening arrivals and brings you photo coverage below!
Lucky Guy stars Emmy Award-winner Leslie Jordan ("Will & Grace," My Trip Down the Pink Carpet), Varla Jean Merman (aka Jeffery Roberson) (Chicago, "Ugly Betty"), Kyle Dean Massey (Next To Normal, Wicked), Jenn Colella (Urban Cowboy, High Fidelity), Jim Newman (Curtains, Steel Pier), Savannah Wise (Rock of Ages, Ragtime), and Callan Bergmann, Xavier Cano, Wes Hart and Joshua Woodie as The Buckaroos.
The Lucky Guy creative team includes Rob Bissinger (set design), Paul Miller (lighting design), William Ivey Long (costume design), Kurt Fischer (sound design), A.C. Ciulla (choreography), Todd Ellison (orchestrations and musical supervision) and Mark Hummel (dance arrangements).
Welcome to Nashville - a town full of colorful characters all chasing after the very same dream: a smash hit record. To beat the odds and strike gold (or, better yet, platinum), it takes one great song, serious talent, or lots of luck - and preferably all three. Featuring an array of musical styles with salutes to Country, Broadway, Vaudeville, Bluegrass, Pop, and even Hawaiian, Lucky Guy weaves a tale of down-home dreamers and low-down schemers all willing to do whatever it takes to come out on top in the cut-throat world of Music City, USA.
The performance schedule for Lucky Guy is: Monday, Wednesday-Friday at 8pm; Saturday at 2 & 8pm; Sunday at 2 & 7:30pm." Tickets are $44.00-$86.50 (Premium seating is available) and can be purchased through TeleCharge.com/212-239-6200 or at the theatre box office from 12-6pm.
Join Lucky Guy online at www.luckyguythemusical.com.
Photo Credit: Kevin Thomas Garcia