A world premiere musical based on Robert Sickinger’s 1994 musical Platinum Taps, with music composed by John Taylor Thomas. Grand Theft Musical is written by Lissa Moira who directs a cast of 17, including Taylor Brandon, William Broderick*, Jef Canter*, Darcy Dunn, Shana Farr, Carlos Gomez, Becca Gottlieb*, Devon Hall, Robert Homeyer, Douglas McDonnell, Marlena Mack, Alex Hayden Miller, James Parks, Caroline Portu, Darius Anthony Robinson, Kaily Shuler, and David Sloane Esq.
Grand Theft Musical is a boisterous, bawdy, bang-bang musical comedy, which openly purloins from some of the greatest examples of the genre to hilarious effect. The cast of 17 characters includes a powerful, bisexual, vindictive columnist and his network of adorable spies; a ridiculously successful good guy Broadway producer, his gorgeous super-smart stripper girlfriend, and his envious sneaky business partner; an exceedingly dangerous mafia Don and his tap-dancing nephew; a larger-than-life Broadway director - a big bear of a man who is an unapologetic Socialist; a beautiful, sensitive suicidal actress and wide-eyed, optimistic writer composer - a stunningly insufferable super-star British couple who invite sexual intrigue; and a highly talented acid-tongued choreographer. How they relate to, deal and double-deal with, fall in and out of love and in and out of bed with each other, while singing and dancing up a storm, constitutes the plot. Grand Theft Musical is a sophisticatedly silly, satirical lampoon yet warm embrace of Broadway and all things theater. Beg, borrow but please don’t steal a ticket to Grand Theft Musical.
Robert Sickinger was a guiding spirit of the theater’s avant-garde, a founder of several cutting edge companies in Chicago and here in New York City (Manhattan Theater Club). He has been sorely missed since his passing. In his final years, Robert became entranced by the musical theater form, so to honor this great man, his ideas and his legacy, Lissa Moira has adapted his 1994 musical Platinum Taps into this brand new incarnation, Grand Theft Musical. John Taylor Thomas remains the composer.
Grand Theft Musical is presented by Theater for the New City. Musical Director/Pianist: Andy Peterson; Choreographers: Carlos Gomez, J. Alan Hanna and Mallory Brophy; Set Designer: Marc Marcante; Sets and Costume Designer: Lytza Colon; Lighting Designer: Alex Bartenieff. Stage Manager: Charles Casano; Fight Choreographer: Mark Lang.
Thursdays-Saturdays @ 8pm
Sundays @ 3pm:
Theater: Theater For The New City
Address: 155 First Avenue
New York, NY 10009
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