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LAST 5 WEEKS!

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TO END ITS TRIUMPHANT RUN
DECEMBER 30 AT THE ELEKTRA THEATRE

SILENCE! The Musical will end its triumphant 18-month run Sunday evening, December 30th at the Elektra Theatre. The production will have played a total of 447 performances and eight previews. Originally announced as a strictly limited engagement through August 13, 2011, SILENCE! was extended numerous times by popular demand and transferred theatres twice, ultimately landing at the new Elektra Theatre in the heart of Times Square, which was constructed especially for the show. SILENCE! opened at Theatre 80 on July 9, 2011 to unanimous rave reviews and spawned a highly successful L.A. production, which is currently running through December 9th at the Hayworth Theatre starring Davis Gaines and Christine Lakin.

ANNIE FUNKE JOINS THE CAST OF

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THURSDAY, JANUARY 12
AT PERFORMANCE SPACE 122

Annie Funke is joining the cast of this season’s smash hit SILENCE! The Musical tomorrow, January 12th in the role of Buffalo Bill’s plus-sized victim, Catherine Martin. SILENCE! The Musical is the unauthorized parody of The Silence of the Lambs, with book by Hunter Bell, music & lyrics by Jon and Al Kaplan, and direction & choreography by Christopher Gattelli, and is currently playing to sold out crowds at The 9th Space Theatre at Performance Space 122, 150 First Avenue (at 9th St.)

ORIGINAL CAST RECORDING OF
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HITS STORES JANUARY 10!

Download Silence! - The Musical from Amazon

The original cast recording of SILENCE! The Musical, starring Brent Barrett and Jenn Harris, is set to be released in stores and through Amazon.com this Tuesday, January 10th. SILENCE! The Musical is the unauthorized parody of The Silence of the Lambs, with book by Hunter Bell, music & lyrics by Jon and Al Kaplan, and direction & choreography by Christopher Gattelli, and is currently playing to sold out crowds at The 9th Space Theatre at Performance Space 122, 150 First Avenue (at 9th St.) In their recent advance review of the new recording, Theatermania raved, “There's no mistaking the gleeful perversity of this parody of Jonathan Demme's modern film classic on this hysterical cast recording that will be a treasured keepsake for anyone who's seen the show, and will be a great introduction to its unusual charms for anyone who hasn't. Jon and Al Kaplan's songs shine as brightly as they do in the theater!”

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NAMED ONE OF THE TOP 10 SHOWS OF 2011
BY TIME MAGAZINE
TO PLAY NEW WINTER SCHEDULE
AT PERFORMANCE SPACE 122

SILENCE! The Musical, the unauthorized parody of The Silence of the Lambs, with book by Hunter Bell, music & lyrics by Jon and Al Kaplan, and direction & choreography by Christopher Gattelli, is set to begin a new winter playing schedule beginning January 12th at The 9th Space Theatre at Performance Space 122, 150 First Avenue (at 9th St.) SILENCE! The Musical opened July 9, 2011 to unanimous rave reviews, led by David Cote of Time Out and New York 1 News who said, “Pungent, punchy and raunchy, with a sheepish chorus to boot, the consummately silly SILENCE! will leave you stuffed and wanting mutton more.” The show immediately became a sold-out smash hit and was just selected by Time Magazine as one of the year’s Top 10 Plays and Musicals along with such lofty company as The Book of Mormon and War Horse.

SILENCE! The Musical

Slashes Prices for Students

At
The 9th Space Theatre at PS122
150 First Avenue at 9thth Street 

A limited number of $20 tickets are available in advance for
10:30pm performances on Friday and Saturday 

www.SilenceTheMusical.com 

SILENCE! The Musical, the unauthorized parody of The Silence of the Lambs, with book by Hunter Bell ([title of show]), music & lyrics by Jon and Al Kaplan, and direction & choreography by Christopher Gattelli (Bat Boy, Altar Boyz, Newsies) is slashing prices for students.

OPENING NIGHT IS JULY 9 FOR

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THE UNAUTHORIZED PARODY OF

THE SILENCE OF THE LAMBS

At THEATRE 80

SILENCE! The Musical, the unauthorized parody of The Silence of the Lambs, began performances June 24th at Theatre 80, located at 80 St. Marks Place (between First & Second Ave.) The official opening is this Saturday night, July 9th and the limited engagement is set to run through August 13th.

Broadway favorite Brent Barrett and Jenn Harris head the cast of SILENCE! The Musical, with book by Hunter Bell, music & lyrics by Jon and Al Kaplan, and direction and choreography by Christopher Gattelli. Also featured in the cast of SILENCE! The Musical are Callan Bergmann, Stephen Bienskie, Harry Bouvy, Ashlee Dupré, Deidre Goodwin, Jeff Hiller, Howard Kaye, and Lucia Spina. Music Supervisor is Mark Hartman, with orchestrations by Brian J. Nash.

In the Academy Award-winning film The Silence of the Lambs, rookie FBI agent Clarice Starling matches wits with the brilliant but insane cannibal, Dr. Hannibal Lecter, to catch the serial killer known only as Buffalo Bill.Clarice must face her own demons and race the clock to unlock Lecter’s clues before another innocent girl is killed and skinned by Bill. It’s a hair-raising thriller that’s kept countless millions on the edges of their seats and permeated the pop lexicon with delightfully creepy quotes like “I ate his liver with some fava beans and a nice Chianti” and of course “It places the lotion in the basket.” And now, at last, this delicate symphony of suspense has been turned on its ear and retold in the only way it can be – as a musical. A singing chorus of floppy eared lambs narrates the action; Buffalo Bill gleefully dances a hoedown while kidnapping hapless Catherine Martin; and even Dr. Lecter, scary as ever, sings about the life he’d like to lead someday outside the prison walls. 

Created by Jon and Al Kaplan in 2002, SILENCE! began as a collection of songs on the internet which immediately attracted a staggering number of fans. The Kaplans' subsequent screenplay SILENCE! The Musical was adapted by Hunter Bell into a live stage show, which also featured newly composed songs by the brothers. Fueled by a rabid cult following, SILENCE! shattered every box office record at the 2005 FringeNYC Festival, winning the award for Best Musical. SILENCE! The Musical met with further success in London where it garnered ecstatic reviews at the Above The Stag Theatre.

This year marks the 20th anniversary of The Silence of the Lambs.

Brent Barrett most recently starred on Broadway as Billy Flynn in Chicago and his other Broadway credits include Annie Get Your Gun (opposite Reba McEntire), Grand Hotel, West Side Story, and Candide. Brent received an Olivier nomination for his performance in the London company of Kiss Me, Kate (filmed for PBS) and he played a two-year stint in the title role of Phantom – The Las Vegas Spectacular.Jenn Harris received a Lucille Lortel Award for her performance in Modern Orthodox. Her other Off-Broadway credits include New Jerusalem and The Understudy, and she is a frequent guest star at Joe’s Pub: Our Hit Parade. Stephen Bienskie played Rum Tum Tugger in the final Broadway company of Cats and he received the Helen Hayes Outstanding Lead Actor Award in the American premiere of The Fix. Harry Bouvy played Sir Robin in the Vegas company of Spamalot and Carmen Ghia in the national tour of The Producers. Deidre Goodwin has numerous Broadway credits including A Chorus Line (Sheila), Chicago (Velma Kelly) and Nine (Our Lady of the Spa). Jeff Hiller appeared on Broadway in last season’s Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson and his Off-Broadway credits include Baby Wants Candy and Awesome 80s Prom. Howard Kaye performed in the Broadway company of Miss Saigon and the North American premiere of Mamma Mia! Lucia Spina appeared in the Broadway hits South Pacific, Spelling Bee, Les Miserables,and Legally Blonde.

Bookwriter Hunter Bell co-wrote and starred in the Broadway musical [title of show] (Tony nomination). His other writing credits include Bellobration! (137th Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus), Villains Tonight! (Walt Disney Imagineering Creative Entertainment/Disney Cruise Lines) and Now. Here. This. (Vineyard Theatre). He has created and contributed original material for numerous benefits and events including BC/EFA’s Easter Bonnet/Gypsy of the Year competitions, Broadway Bares (Wonderland Click It!) as well as specialty material for the 53rd Annual Drama Desk Awards, The Actor's Fund's 125th Anniversary Gala and NYCLU’s Broadway Stands Up for Freedom. Hunter is a co-creator of the web series the [title of show] show and recently co-created and wrote the ABC pilot Glass Houses.

Composer/lyricists Jon and Al Kaplan composed the music for two seasons of the animated series Code Monkeys and scored the Syfy Channel film Dinocroc Vs. Supergator. They have also written comedy for the 2009 MTV Movie Awards and the 2011 Academy Awards. The Kaplan brothers recently launched a series of viral internet musicals led by their Arnold Schwarzenegger cycle, featuring Conan the Barbarian, Predator, Commando, and more.

Director/choreographer Christopher Gattelli choreographed the smash hit Broadway revival of South Pacific (Tony nomination), Sunday in the Park With George, 13, The Ritz, Martin Short: Fame Becomes Me,High Fidelity, and Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown. West End: South Pacific (upcoming), Sunday in the Park With George. Off-Broadway: Altar Boyz (Lortel & Callaway Awards); Bat Boy: The Musical! (Lortel Award); tick, tick… BOOM!; 10 Million Miles; Adrift in Macao. Other favorites: directing the world premiere of Jim Henson’s Emmet Otter’s Jug-Band ChristmasHair with Jennifer Hudson,Chess with Josh Groban. TV: Rosie O’Donnell Show (resident choreographer).

SILENCE! The Musical is produced Off-Broadway by Victoria Lang, Rich Affannato and Donna Trinkoff. The playing schedule is Fridays at 8 PM and Saturdays at 8 & 10:30 PM. Tickets are $38 and are available by calling 212-352-3101 or through www.SilenceTheMusical.com.