Genre: Musical
Elizabeth Battersby (concept, book), Caroline Murphy (lyrics), and Youn-Young Park (music)

 Belle of the Ball Bearings is putting a new spin on musicals! The fastest way across town is by bicycle. Peddle over to the neighborhood bike shop that takes pride in fixing those bikes. Each brake pad, each sprocket, has it's own story!

Belle Of The Ball Bearings is a one-woman musical with book by Elizabeth Battersby, lyrics by Caroline Murphy, and music by Youn Young Park. They set the musical in 1995, when computers were just coming in and New York was a little more interesting. It's inspired by Ms. Battersby's life experience as a bike shop owner, a bike racer, bike messenger, spinning instructor, and soulmate to everyone who lives life on two wheels. For every bike you fix – there is another one that's broken. It all comes down to having the right tools, and knowing how to use them.

This show is a collection of family members in this 75 year old bike shop, all played by Battersby. Like a western saloon, a roadhouse diner or a bar at a train station, a bike shop can be a place for unique and memorable personalities. The show includes messengers, moms, bike mechanics, a rabbi and a rich variety of other neighborhood types.

Now you can ride your bike to the theater and not worry about locking it outside. In fact, you can keep your eye on it during the show. It'll be parked onstage and made part of the set.

Open:   06/04/09
Close:   06/21/09

Th-Sat at 8:00 pm; Sun at 3:00 pm
Theater:   Theater For The New City
Address:   155 First Avenue
New York, NY 10009
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Take the L train to 1st Avenue or the 6 train to Astor Place

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