In William Electric Black's newest musical, two guys are in love with the same girl. One's a monster and the other's a wise guy with quick fists. Who's gonna get to take her to the dance? Sounds like "Oklahoma," doesn't it? Fooled ya, it's "My Boyfriend Is A Zombie." The year is 1958 and the dance in question is the Springtown High School Halloween Hop. This time, the monster gets the girl. It's a rockin', boppin' family-friendly show, to be presented by Theater for the New City, 155 First Avenue, June 3 to 27. You can buy a discount ticket if you come in a Zombie costume.
George Romero never had it so tuneful. This piece sports thirteen original numbers written by the team of William Electric Black and Gary Schreiner, both Emmy-winners. There's an ensemble of ten actors and a three-piece live band. Book, lyrics and direction are by William Electric Black.
The actors are Nicole Patullo (as Paula), Cara S.Liander, Allison Troesch and Macah Coates (as her teenage friends), Jamaal Kendall (as Grrr, the zombie); Jeremy Lardieri, Lenin Alevante and Matthew Hooper (as the three punks), Erin Salm (as the Student Council President) and Verna Hampton (as Zombette, the narrator) The musicians are Gary Schreiner (co-composer/keyboard), Saadi Zain (bass) and James Mussen (drums). Choreography is by Jeremy Lardieri. Lighting design is by Federico Restrepo. Costume design is by Tilly Grimes. Makeup design is by Kate Tsang.
For more information, please visit our website: www.boyfriendzombieonstage.com
About the Company: Theater For The New City
THEATER FOR THE NEW CITY (TNC) is a Pulitzer Prize winning community cultural center that is known for its high artistic standards and widespread community service. One of New York’s most prolific theatrical organizations, TNC produces 30-40 premieres of new American plays per year, at least 10 of which are by emerging and young playwrights. Many influential theater artists of the last quarter century have found TNC’s Resident Theater Program instrumental to their careers, among them Sam Shepard, Moises Kaufman, Richard Foreman, Charles Busch, Maria Irene Fornes, Miguel Piñero and Academy Award Winners Tim Robbins and Adrien Brody. TNC also presents plays by multi-ethnic/multi-disciplinary theater companies who have no permanent home. Among the well-known companies that have been presented by TNC are Mabou Mines, the Living Theater, Bread and Puppet Theater, the San Francisco Mime Troupe and the Ma-Yi Theater Company, which won an OBIE Award for its 1996 TNC production, FLIPZOIDS. TNC also produced the Yangtze Repertory Company’s 1997 production of BETWEEN LIFE AND DEATH, which was the only play ever produced in America by Gao Xingjian before he won the 2000 Nobel Prize for Literature. TNC seeks to develop theater audiences and inspire future theater artists from the often-overlooked low-income minority communities of New York City by producing minority writers from around the world and by bringing the community into theater and theater into the community through its many free Festivals. TNC productions have won the Pulitzer Prize for Drama and over 40 OBIE Awards for excellence in every theatrical discipline. TNC is also the only Theatrical Organization to have won the Mayor's Stop The Violence award.
Thursdays through Saturdays at 8pm
Sundays at 3pm
Theater: Theater for the New City
Address: 155 First Avenue
Students/Zombie Costume $12
Buy Tickets Online or Call: Ovation Tickets at 866-811-4111