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Jennifer Cody Joins Cast of Charles Busch's JUDITH OF BETHULIA

THEATER FOR THE NEW CITY ANNOUNCES JENNIFER CODY TO JOIN CAST OF CHARLES BUSCH’S

JUDITH OF BETHULIA

BUSCH HEADLINES PREVIOUSLY ANNOUNCED CAST MEMBERS
DAVE AUGUST, CHRISTOPHER BORG, LARRY BULLOCK, KENDAL SPARKS, MARY TESTA, JENNIFER VAN DYCK,
JONATHAN WALKER, BILLY WHEELAN
PREMIERE SHOWCASE ENGAGEMENT STARTS FRIDAY, MARCH 30
AT THEATER FOR THE NEW CITY (155 FIRST AVENUE)

Theater for the New City is pleased to announce that Jennifer Cody (Shrek, The Pajama Game) will play the role of ‘Naomi’ in Charles Busch’s new comedy JUDITH OF BETHULIA. The play, starring Busch, and directed by Carl Andress (The Divine Sister; Die, Mommie, Die!) will play a limited engagement of 24 performances from Friday, March 30 through Saturday, April 28 at Theater for the New City’s Cino Theater (155 First Avenue).

{module ad_left_body}Busch as ‘Judith’ and Cody will be joined previously announced cast members Dave August (Naked Boys Singing!), Christopher Borg (Penny Penniworth), Larry Bullock (Charles Busch and Julie Halston: Together on Broadway), Kendal Sparks (Where’s Charley? at Encores!), Mary Testa (Queen of the Mist, Xanadu), Jonathan Walker (The Divine Sister, Dinner With Friends), Jennifer Van Dyck (The Divine Sister, The Third Story), and Billy Wheelan (Our Leading Lady, The Lady in Question is Charles Busch).

JUDITH OF BETHULIA is an outrageous and bawdy celebration of the Hollywood Biblical epic. Lepers, whores, eunuchs, centurions, evil generals, youthful poets and a beautiful redheaded widow make Charles Busch's latest comedy an event worth praying for.

Busch returns to Theater for the New City following the 2010 world premiere of The Divine Sister which became a sold out hit for the landmark downtown theater. Later that year, Daryl Roth transferred the production to the SoHo Playhouse which became one of the biggest hits of Busch’s legendary Off-Broadway career.

The creative team for JUDITH OF BETHULIA includes:  Scenic and Graphic Design by B.T. Whitehill, Costume Design by Jessica Jahn, Lighting Design by Kirk Bookman, Sound Design by Jill BC DuBoff, and Wig Design by Katherine Carr.

For more information on JUDITH OF BETHULIA, to get exclusive offers, and to follow the cast and creative team as they prepare to bring the show to Theater for the New City, join the Facebook group: http://www.facebook.com/JudithBethuliaOnstage

Tickets for JUDITH OF BETHULIA are on sale now via SmartTix.com or by calling 212-868-4444. All tickets are $25.00 and seating is general admission.

PERFORMANCE SCHEDULE:

Please note that JUDITH OF BETHULIA is dark on Mondays and Tuesdays.

  • FRIDAY, MARCH 30 – SUNDAY, APRIL 1 (3 PERFORMANCES): Friday and Saturday at 8 PM. Matinee on Sunday at 3 PM.
  • MONDAY, APRIL 2 – SUNDAY, APRIL 8 (4 PERFORMANCES): Wednesday, Thursday, and Saturday at 8 PM. Matinee on Sunday at 3 PM. Please note there is no performance Friday, April 6.
  • MONDAY, APRIL 9 – SUNDAY, APRIL 22 (6 PERFORMANCES PER WEEK): Wednesday through Saturday at 8 PM. Matinees on Saturday and Sunday at 3 PM.
  • MONDAY, APRIL 23 – SATURDAY, APRIL 28 (5 PERFORMANCES): Wednesday through Saturday at 8 PM. Matinee on Saturday at 3 PM.

BIOGRAPHY

JENNIFER CODY (Naomi) has performed in over 15 Broadway and Off-Broadway shows including: Shrek, The Pajama Game, Taboo, Urinetown, Seussical, The Wild Party, Beauty and The Beast, Grease, Cats, No No Nanette (Encores), Best Little Whorehouse, Henry and Mudge, and Junie B. Jones. Cody is a Kevin Kline Award Winner, Drama League nominee, and IRNE Award nominee. TV/Film: Annie Award winner (Voice Acting Oscar) for the role of ‘Charlotte LaBouff’ in Disney’s The Princess and The Frog,  “Winx” (Darcy),  “Robot and Monster” (Lucy),  ”Rosie Live,” “American Dad,” “Law & Order,” and the Paul Reiser Pilot (CBS). Upcoming project: the movie, Khumba being released in 2012. 

Follow JUDITH OF BETHULIA on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/JudithBethuliaOnstage.