No one in the news is safe! The 2010 Drama Desk nominated revue, NEWSical the Musical, is back lampooning current events, headlines, newsmakers, celebrities, and politicians. With songs and material being updated on a regular basis, composer-lyricist Rick Crom's topical musical comedy is an ever-evolving mockery of all the news that is fit to spoof! BroadwayWorld was on hand for the opening and brings you photo coverage below.
Drama Desk nominee and Sirius Radio host Christine Pedi (Forbidden Broadway, Talk Radio) leads an ensemble that includes Christina Bianco (Drama Desk nominee Forbidden Broadway), Michael West (Forbidden Broadway, When Pigs Fly), John Walton West (Drosy Chaperone tour, Producers tour) Amy Griffin (How the Grinch Stole Christmas) and Tommy Walker (Evil Dead). The production will be directed by Mark Waldrop (When Pigs Fly, My Deah, Inventing Avi, Papermill Playhouse's Gypsy). Rounding out the creative team are Ed Goldschneider (music director), Jason Courson (set designer), David Kally (costume designer), and Scott Delacruz (stage manager). The show is being produced by Tom D'Angora (Broadway Diva Christmas, Naked Boys Singing!, Divas I've Done) and Elyse Pasquale (Betty Rules).
NEWSical the Musical began previews on Monday, December 13th and opened last night, January 9th at The Kirk at Theatre Row. Theatre Row is located at 410 W 42nd Street, off of 9th Ave. Tickets are $70 and can be purchased through Telecharge.com or by calling 212.279.4200 (TollFree:800.432.7250).For more information visit www.NewsicalTheMusical.net.
Photo Credit: Kevin Thomas Garcia
Rick Crom and John Cullum
Tom D'Angora and Maya Days
Jenn Colella and Lonny Price
Rory O'Mally and Guest
Emily McNamara and Alex Ringler
Bryan Knowlton and Carrie Cimma
John Treacy Egan
Provincetown Naked Boys Singing! Alex Ringler, Kevin Spencer, Matthew Ludwinski, Tom D'Angora, Ryan Obermeier, David Bryant, Steve Riggle
Tom D'Angora and Adam Weinstock
Cast and Crew of Newsical the Musical
Christina Bianco, Michael West, John Walton West and Christine Pedi
Tommy Walker, Christina Bianco, Michael West, John Walton West, Amy Griffin and Christine Pedi
Amy Griffin, Christina Bianco and Christine Pedi
John Walton West, Tommy Walker and Michael West
Amy Griffin and Tommy Walker
John Walton West and Michael West
Christina Bianco and Christine Pedi
John Walker West
Michael West, Christina Bianco and John Walker West
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