New York University’s program in vocal performance will present a workshop production of the show Fantasy Football: The Musical? at the Provincetown Playhouse, 133 MacDougal Street, March 24-27. The show, which features book, music, and lyrics by David Ingber and direction by John Simpkins, debuted at the 2009 New York Musical Theatre Festival and is presented at NYU with significant changes throughout. [Subway: A, B, C, D, E, F. M (West Fourth Street)].
Performances are March 24-26 at 8:00 p.m. and March 27 at 3:00 p.m. For tickets, visit www.nyu.edu/ticketcentral/calendar or call 212.352.3101. You may also visit Ticket Central in person at 566 LaGuardia Place (at Washington Square). Tickets are $15 general admission and $5 for students and senior citizens.
Fantasy Football: The Musical? travels back in time to September 1991, when acid-washed jeans, Ace of Base, and Arsenio Hall were actually taken seriously. The over-ambitious aspiring sports anchor Charlie Berry and the aimless goofball Reginald “Stoner” Stone went their separate ways after college. But facing their late-20s with nothing to show for it, they team up to create the greatest sports fan experience of all time: fantasy football. With song titles like “Sports is my Religion,” “Man Friends” and “The 1980s Movie Montage Song,” this bromantic comedy, a 2009 New York Musical Theatre Festival “Best of Fest” Audience Award winner, is about making friends, making gambles, and growing up against a backdrop of “Full House” and parachute pants.
NYU’s production has musical supervision by Brian Usifer and choreography by MK Lawson. Rounding out the creative team are music director Molly Gachignard, scenic designer Michael Schweikardt, costume designer Michelle Humphrey, lighting designer Chris Dallos, and sound designer Craig Kaufman. The cast features NYU Steinhardt Department of Music and Performing Arts Professions’ students Natalie Hinds, Max Pallman, Brett Rigby, Allison Robinson, Will Roland, Tim Shea, and Jordan Stanley.
Fantasy Football: The Musical? is part of the Steinhardt School’s program in vocal performance’s commitment to the development of new musicals. It marks the 11th annual spring “new musical” – with past productions going on to further development at the Eugene O’Neill Center, Barrington Stage Company, the New York Musical Theatre Festival (NYMF) and Kansas City Musical Theatre Festival. Writers participating in past workshop productions have won musical theatre awards including the Jonathan Larson Award, Richard Rodgers Award for Musical Theatre Writing, Daryl Roth Award, and Ed Kleban Award.
Press interested in attending Fantasy Football: The Musical? should contact John Simpkins, Director, at 212.998.5131 or firstname.lastname@example.org.