Genre: Comedy, Musical
Book and Lyrics by Matthew Hardy, Music by Randy Klein, Directed by West Hyler

New Musical Flambé Dreams Receives Developmental Production Nov 22 – Dec 6


New York, NY – The new musical Flambé Dreams opens Nov 22, 2010 at The Iguana Restaurant and Dance Lounge (240 West 54th St.) and plays Mondays for three weeks. Flambé Dreams has book and lyrics by Matthew Hardy and music by Randy Klein.


West Hyler directs a cast that includes Kevin B. McGlynn (Forbidden Broadway); Jenna Coker-Jones (Evil Dead the Musical); Kate Kearney-Patch (Trails, NYMF); Matthew Hardy (Fosse, Nat. Tour); and Jillian Louis (Popart, NYMF).


This quirky new musical comedy tells the story of Joe Christiansen from Preston, Idaho, who rebels against his pill-pushing psychiatrist mother and journeys to New York to pursue his dream of becoming a great Maitre d' like his father who was killed in a freak flaming bananas foster accident. Flambé Dreams is an unusual theatrical experience that takes place in an actual restaurant around the audience as they dine.


Matthew Hardy and Randy Klein are advanced members of the BMI Lehman Engel Musical Theatre Workshop. Mr. Klein is the recipient of the 2009 Jerry Harrington award. Flambé Dreams was a finalist for the 2009 BMI Jerry Bock Award and has a song New Jersey featured on the upcoming BMI Musical Theatre Workshop compilation CD No More Revivals.


West Hyler is the associate director of Jersey Boys and has staged companies in Las Vegas,  Chicago, London, Toronto and Australia. He has directed over 40 plays and worked at theaters such as The Guthrie, La Jolla Playhouse, and Actors Theater of Louisville. Upcoming projects include the 2012 Big Apple Circus.


The production team includes Antionette Dipietropolo (choreography), Paloma Young (costume design), Caleb Levengood (set design) and Christian DeAngelis (lighting design).


There are only 4 performances of Flambé Dreams: Monday nights at 7:00 pm for three weeks (Nov 22, 29, Dec 6) with an industry matinee on Dec 6 at 3:00 pm. No cover / No food and drink minimum. Reservations can be made by emailing  flambedreams@gmail.com or calling 917-902-5581.


 For additional information visit www.flambedreams.com 





Cast: Jillian Louis, Kevin B. Mcglynn, Kate Kearney-patch
Open:   11/22/10
Close:   12/06/10

Mon, Nov 22 at 7 PM
Mon, Nov 29 at 7 PM
Mon, Dec 6 at 3 & 7 PM
Theater:   Iguana New York
Address:   240 West 54th Street
New York, NY 10019
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 Matthew has performed with the National Tour of "Fosse", toured with Jane Comfort & Co., created and performed his own cabaret act entitled "Songs for the Dysfunctional", and worked at many regional theaters in and around New York State. He wrote the book and lyrics for the musical comedy "Flambé Dreams".  This summer Matthew can be seen in Boeing Boeing at Cape May Stage. www.matthewhardy.org.