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Tuesday, 04 October 2011 14:46

To Celebrate Release of Cast Recording, Prospect Theater Company Announces One-Night-Only Concert Reading of Musical WITH GLEE

PROSPECT THEATER COMPANY

(Cara Reichel, Producing Artistic Director / Melissa Huber, Managing Director / 
Julie Miller, Event Producer) presents

a one-night-only concert reading of
WITH GLEE
a new, old-fashioned musical comedy

book, music and lyrics by John Gregor

at the Lucille Lortel Theatre, Monday, Oct. 17th at 7:30pm
In celebration of the release of the original Off-Broadway cast recording, and kicking off Prospect’s 2011-12 Season! 

{module ad_left_body}(New York, NY - October 4, 2011) Prospect Theater Company (Cara Reichel, Producing Artistic Director / Melissa Huber, Managing Director) celebrates the release of the original cast recording of their 2010 Off-Broadway production of WITH GLEE, by John Gregor, on Monday, October 17th at 7:30pm at the Lucille Lortel Theatre (121 Christopher St., NYC).  Tickets for this special event are $25for regular admission, and $50 for premium seating locations, and may be purchased in advance through www.ProspectTheater.org or by calling 212-352-3101.   Tickets may also be purchased in person at the Lucille Lortel Theatre box office.  The evening is directed by Igor Goldin, with music direction by Daniel Feyer, and will re-unite original members of the Prospect 2010 cast featured on the recording, including  Zach Bandler, Christopher Davis Carlisle, Greg Horton, Erin Jerozal, Dan Lawler, and Max Spitulnik. The WITH GLEE original Off-Broadway cast recording is independentlyproduced by Brimmer Street Productions, and will be available for online purchase through “Friends of Sh-K-Boom” (http://www.sh-k-boom.com/boutique-friends.shtml) and CD Baby (www.cdbaby.comfollowing the concert release.  Autographed CDs will also be available for cash sale at the concert, for $18.

WITH GLEE is a new, old-fashioned musical comedy about five wayward, eccentric, isolated, awkward, sweet, naive, nerdy teenage boys who are sent away to a boarding school in Maine.  As they revel in the trials of their freshman year—striving for acceptance, friendship, and normalcy—we are reminded that every life must be lived to its fullest, every song sung with glee.  With book, music, and lyrics by John Gregor, the show was originally developed through a 2007 production at the NYU Skirball Center and was also presented in the 2007 New York Musical Theatre Festival.  Prospect’s production opened Off-Broadway in the Kirk Theatre at Theatre Row on July 13, 2010 and extended through August 29, 2010. 

Prospect Theater Company’s 2011-12 Season Line-Up includes:

IRON CURTAIN, A NEW MUSICAL COMMIE-DY - Nov. 5 – 27, 2011
Book by Susan DiLallo, lyrics by Peter Mills, music by Stephen Weiner
Directed by Cara Reichel, Choreographed by Christine O’Grady
at Baruch Performing Arts Center, Baruch College
(E. 25th St., between Lexington & 3rd Aves., NYC)

An uproarious original musical comedy set during Broadway’s Golden Age of the 1950s! The hapless songwriting team of Howard Katz and Murray Finkel finally get their big break. . . when they are kidnapped by the KGB, taken to Russia, and forced to fix the world’s worst communist propaganda musical.  Will they choose fame or freedom?

MYTHS AND HYMNS - Jan 28 – Feb 26, 2012
Music & lyrics by Adam Guettel, additional lyrics by Ellen Fitzhugh
with new narrative and direction by Elizabeth Lucas
At the West End Theatre in the Church of St. Paul and St. Andrew (263 West 86th St., NYC)

Earth, air, water, fire:  A restless daughter, a mother without words, a righteous father, and a lost son.  Venture into one family’s mythologized past as director Elizabeth Lucas (Clear Blue Tuesday) offers her innovative vision for this song cycle by acclaimed composer and lyricist Adam Guettel (The Light in the Piazza).
“A kaleidoscopically heady musical-theater piece. . . The songs evoke a kind of human yearning that is as piercing as it is unappeasable: yearning for immortality, true love and God.” – The New York Times

Cole Porter’s NYMPH ERRANT - July 7 – 29, 2012
Music & lyrics by Cole Porter, adapted and with new libretto by Rob Urbinati
based on the novel by James Laver and the original libretto by Romney Brent
Directed by Davis McCallum at an NYC venue to be announced.

One of Porter’s most sexy and sophisticated scores — originally censored in its 1933 London debut — will be premiered in this sleek new adaptation.  From a Swiss boarding school, to a German nudist colony, to a Turkish harem. . . follow the unlikely adventures of young Evangeline Edwards as she enters the world and seeks her true passion.  A fresh take on a rarely-heard gem!

For more information on Prospect Theater Company, please visit www.ProspectTheater.org.

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