The Queens Theatre has announced the first Mainstage production for 2013. The theatre will present the world-premiere of HIT-LIT, a new play by Robert Wuhl on stage for a limited engagement from March 7th through March 17th.
Under the co-direction of Steven Wallace and Robert Wuhl, HIT-LIT is a mistaken-identity screwball comedy. It tells the story of Phoebe Saint-Anne, an ambitious young editor who is searching for the next best seller and , and Wuhl calls it "a satire of the publishing world very much in the vein of the film "Tootsie".
The cast features Karis Danish, Adam Harrington, Greg Cody. Richard Hollis and Markita Prescott. Set and lighting design is by Kevin Rigdon, costume design by Trish Rigdon and sound design by Jonathan Middents.
Robert Wuhl began his career in stand-up comedy. His acting roles in films have included Tim Burton's "Batman", "Bull Durham", "Cobb", "Mistress" and "Good Morning Vietnam". From 1996-2002 he wrote and starred in the HBO series "Arli$$" as the title character, an agent for high-profile athletes. He won two Emmy Awards for co-writing the Academy Awards in 1990 and 1991. He starred on HBO in a one-man show "Assume the Position with Mr. Wuhl".
Wuhl says "I'm very excited about the project and thank Ray Cullom and the Queens Theatre for its help in developing the work from page to stage. We hope audiences will get a healthy dose of pop culture mixed in with good old-fashioned romantic comedy!"
Performances are Wednesdays through Fridays at 7:30 pm and Saturday evenings at 8:00 pm with matinees on Wednesdays and Saturdays at 2:00 pm and Sundays at 3:00 pm. Tickets are priced at $42 for weekday performances and $49 for weekend performances.
Tickets are on sale now online at www.queenstheatre.org, by phone at 718-760-0064, or in person at the Queens Theatre box office. Phone & B.O. hours: Mon-Sat, 10am-6pm; Sun, 10am-3pm.
Queens Theatre is located in Flushing Meadows Corona Park directly under the iconic towers of the New York State Pavilion and is easily accessible by car, bus or subway. By Subway: Take the 7 train to Mets-Willets Point and hop on our free shuttle bus that stops on the south side of Roosevelt Avenue beginning one hour prior to curtain. By Car: Take the Grand Central Parkway West to Exit 9P and follow the signs for theatre parking. Parking is free.