"Channeling Kevin Spacey" will perform its last show off-Broadway on Sunday, February 17, 2013, at the Roy Arias Theatre at the Times Square Art Center.
The show's producers, Wolf and William Productions, announced the news today, expressing their gratitude for the warm reception and encouraging response "Spacey" received during its two years in the city. Wolf and William Productions also stated plans to return off-Broadway with the show in the fall and is expecting to announce an international tour in the near future.
In "Channeling Kevin Spacey," a three-time Best of Fest winner at the Toronto, Edmonton and Winnipeg Fringe Festivals, we meet film buff Charlie, a meek pushover in a dead end job and a loveless relationship, who emulates the weak characters of Kevin Spacey. After a particularly soul-squashing day at work, Charlie has an epiphany and resolves to change his life by morphing into Al Pacino's most famous characters, resulting in a series of devastating and hilarious confrontations, making "Channeling Kevin Spacey" a must-see for movie-lovers of all types.
Called "frantically inventive" by Backstage, "a creative madcap" by Theatremania, and "brilliant" by the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation, Channeling Kevin Spacey premiered at the Winnipeg Fringe Festival in July 2008, where it promptly sold out its run and garnered the prestigious Best of Fest award. Following its success in Winnipeg it played The Edmonton Fringe, the largest theater festival in North America, where it again won Best of Fest. Channeling Kevin Spacey won that same honor at the 2009 Toronto Fringe Festival and in 2010 the show was performed to rave reviews at the Broward Center for the Performing Arts in Fort Lauderdale.
Co-author and Director Elan Wolf Farbiarz has spent the last five years producing and directing shows across the United States and Canada, receiving top honors in Toronto, Edmonton, Winnipeg and Orlando. He has authored several comedies and appeared in and produced international tours of The Bible (abridged), The Movies (abridged) and Channeling Kevin Spacey. Drawing critical success and sold out audiences in every city he has produced in, Farbiarz has garnered several Best of Fest awards throughout the fringe festival theater circuit.
Co-author Cory Terry has contributed material to the fringe hit The Movies (abridged). He has received writing accolades and awards from foreign and national pres and his work has been praised in print by dailies like The Toronto Star and The Star Phoenix and across the blogosphere.
David Michaels (Charlie) was last seen in the Arts Center of Coastal Carolina production of The Drowsy Chaperone. Other credits include: Cassanova Was a Woman (Fringe Festival), Oklahoma! (National Tour), Next Broadway Star(Finalist), "Local Commercial" (with John Ratzenberger) and "Stalked" (Discovery Channel). David studied at the Connecticut School of Performing Arts as well as the American Musical Dramatic Academy.
Jamil Chokachi (Multiple Characters) recently returned from the national tour of Cabaret where he understudied the Emcee. Credits from LA and beyond include Tobias in Sweeney Todd, Arturo Ui in The Resistible Rise of Arturo Ui, Freddie the American in Chess, Dromio of Syracuse in Comedy of Errors and Puck in A Midsummer Night's Dream in Frankfurt, Germany. Directing credits includeA Piece of My Heart, In the Heart of America and Marat/Sade.
Tickets for Channeling Kevin Spacey ($36.50-$59.50) are available by calling Telecharge at (212) 239-6200, via Telecharge.com, or by visiting the Roy Arias Theatre box office. Performances are held Fridays and Saturdays at 8pm and Sundays at 7:30 pm.