Genre: Comedy, Musical
Directed by Nick Brennan

After selling out its original run as well as two extensions last summer, THANK YOU FOR BEING A FRIEND will return for another limited run engagement of summer camp. This unauthorized musical parody inspired by the beloved TV sitcom “The Golden Girls,” features book by Nick Brennan, music by Jeff Thomson, and lyrics by Luke Jones and Cisco Cardenas.

In THANK YOU FOR BEING A FRIEND four women over 60 (Blanchette, the varicose-veined vixen; Dorthea, the brainy ball-buster; Roz, the lovable airhead; and Sophie, the wisecracking spitfire) are spending their golden years together in a bungalow in Miami. But when gay pop superstar Lance Bass moves next door, his loud outdoor sex parties keep the quartet of cheesecake-loving retirees awake. The solution pits the gays against the girls at the annual Shady Oaks Retirement Home Talent Show: if the women win, then no more sex parties; if the gays garner top prize, the sassy seniors must serve as the party's clean-up crew. Singing, dancing and hilarity ensues!

This newly revised 2010 production will feature an all-new cast led by Mimi Imfurst (The Diary of Anne Frankenstein, Facts of Life: The Lost Episode, The Virgin Mary Trilogy) in the role inspired by Betty White. Additional cast members include Jake Lemmenes (Twist), Susan Campanaro, Jason B. Schmidt (The Gayest Christmas Pageant Ever!), Belinda Hodler (Cock Tales, Triumph of the Underdog) and Joey Army as Lance Bass. It is directed by Nick Brennan featuring choreography by Justin Wingenroth, orchestrations by Adam Gubman and design by Luke Jones.

Tickets are available at 212-352-3101 or

Open:   06/13/10
Close:   08/01/10

Sundays at 8PM
Theater:   Kraine Theater
Address:   85 East 4th Street
New York, NY 10003
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