/Off The Leash Productions kicks off the Off-Broadway Premiere of F#%KING UP EVERYTHING, the award-winning rock musical comedy by David Eric Davis
and Sam Forman
this week, beginning its open-ended run tonight, March 15 and opening March 24, 2013. The cast decided to document the show's rehearsal process via Instagram, and BroadwayWorld has a look backstage below!
The F#%KING UP EVERYTHING cast includes Max Crumm
(TV's "You're the One That I Want," Broadway: Grease. Film: Easy A), as Christian Mohammed Schwartzelberg with Lisa Birnbaum
(I'm Getting My Act Together..., Abraham Lincoln's Big Gay Dance Party), Dawn Cantwell
(Dog Fight, NYMF's Next Broadway Sensation Winner), Katherine Cozumel
(Rent, Spring Awakening, The Last Five Years), Jason Gotay
(Broadway: Bring It On), George Salazar
(Broadway: Godspell. National Tour: Spring Awakening), and Douglas Widick
(Films: Hipsters (are Roaming the Campus), Fuck Me, Ray Bradbury
. Stage: Marat/Sade).
F#%KING UP EVERYTHING is a rock musical comedy with bongs, thongs and indie rock songs. It's also an old-fashioned boy-meets-girl love story. When these Brooklyn hipsters aren't true to who they are, they ruin everything. Especially children's puppeteer Christian Schwartzelberg when he meets singer-songwriter Juliana, the girl of his dreams.
F#%KING UP EVERYTHING first took the stage at the New York Musical Theatre Festival in 2009 where it was recognized with the NYMF Awards for Excellence for Book, Lyrics (Honorable Mention), Outstanding Performance and Best Ensemble (Honorable Mention). In 2011, the show was presented at Washington, D.C's Woolly Mammoth.
F#%KING UP EVERYTHING has music & lyrics by David Eric Davis, a book by Sam Forman and David Eric Davis. It will be directed & choreographed by Jen Wineman, orchestrations & music supervision by Matt Hinkley and music direction by Eli Zoller.
Creative team includes: Deb O (Set Designer), Melissa Trn (Costume Designer), Joel E. Silver (Lighting Designer), David Valentine (Puppet Design), Daryl Eisenberg, CSA (Casting Director), Jeremy Handelman (Producer), Joseph Lavezzo (Associate Producer), CAP21 (Associate Producer), Lisa Dozier King (General Manager).
Performances begin at the Elektra Theatre (669 8th Ave; between 42 & 43 streets) tonight, March 15 and will open on March 24, with tickets currently on sale through May 18, 2013. Tickets are $25-$79 (preview tickets are $25-$30) and can be purchased by calling 866-811-4111 or visiting www.fuckingupeverything.com.
Max Crumm, Jason Gotay and Katherine Cozumel at the mic
Dawn Cartwell gets her heart on
Director Jen Wineman and Max Crumm
Director Jen Wineman tries her hand at the drums
FUE Cast at play
FUE cast in rehearsal
FUE Set Model
George Salazar and Dawn Cantwell - rehearsing takes alot out of you
George Salazar at his throne
Geroge Salazar and Douglas Widick
Jason Gotay and Max Crumm
Katherine Cozumel, Max Crumm and Jason Gotay take a break from FUE
Lisa Birnbaum is a Tall Glass of Water
The very sexy Lisa Birnbaum as Ariel
Up close and personal with Lisa Birnbaum and Max Crumm