MATCHMAKER MATCHMAKER Comes to Ars Nova, 11/30
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by BWW News Desk
About the show: Matchmaker Matchmaker I'm Willing to Settle! invites you to join "Nikki" as she plunges into the matrix of the world wide web to emerge as a guru of Internet Dating in this new original musical. Throw in accidental pornography, impromptu 24 hour trips to Europe, a video chat romance and you've got an honest, heartbreakingly uplifting story that will delight the single, the not, those wishing they were single again…and everyone in between!
With music & Lyrics by Brandon James Gwinn (Speargrove Presents, Underwear A Space Musical, The Happy Prince) and a book by Kelvin Moon Loh & Nikki MacCallum, the production at Ars Nova will feature Nikki MacCallum (Matchmaker: A.R.T.'s OBERON, NYMF; TV: VH1) Omar Lopez-Cepero (Bway: American Idiot, Natl Tour: Evita), Tommy McDowell (Natl Tour: American Idiot, The Musical Adventures of Flat Stanley), Adam Lerman (Silence! The Musical) and Justin Anthony Long (Film: The Wolf of Wall Street). The evening is being produced by Ars Nova in conjunction with Jared Fine of the A.R.T. and will include multimedia design by Johnathan Carr, Musical Direction by Liam Forde, Direction by Kelvin Moon Loh and Assistant Direction/Choreography by Sidney Erik Wright.
The piece is an adaptation of an original one-woman show under the same title, which was nominated for a 2011 MAC Award. The musical premiered at The American Repertory Theatre's OBERON in 2011 before transferring to the New York Music Theatre Festival (N.Y.M.F). Both productions featured direction by Allegra Libonatti (AD to Diane Paulus on HAIR on Broadway, Prometheus Bound at the A.R.T., and Death and the Powers at the Cutler Majestic). Matchmaker… will be featured as part of NYU's musical season this fall.
TICKETS: 8:00 PM $15
HOW: For tickets visit www.arsnovanyc.com.