Iguana New York

Todays Date: 06/25/22
Last Update: 11/17/10 10:13:42 PM

Address: 240 West 54th Street
New York, NY    10019

Phone: 212-765-5454
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B, D, E train to 7th Ave - 53rd Street N, Q, R, W to 57th St - 7th Avenue 1 train to 50th St & Broadway

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Flambe Dreams  | Open: 11/22/10 Close: 12/06/10

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 





The Kong Show: Funny Today! Hot Tamale!  | Open: 07/26/10 Close: 07/26/10
“Suffering from a case of the Mondays?  Laugh your blues away with a slew of hip vaudeville and variety acts sure to keep you in stitches.  Don't miss the LionHearted Players best known for their sold-out variety spoof "American Midol," [now presenting Powell Leonard as Chuck E. Baby in “The Kong Show:"] "  ~ Daily News

Monday, July 26th @ 7PM



The Biggest Little Vaudeville-Style Comedy Variety Show


Get Tickets Nowto the LionHearted Players deliciously demented comedy variety show: "THE KONG SHOW: FUNNY TODAY! HOT TAMALE!" Monday, July 26 at 7PM, upstairs at the Iguana VIP Lounge, 240 W. 54th Street. (Between 8th Avenue and Broadway).


It's a forecast of fun! Join Powell Leonard as your host Chuck E. Baby (channeling a hilarious impersonation of a Chuck Barris-like Gong Show TV host character) presenting the stand up comedy magic of Irish Dave Cremin; the sketch comedy antics of the LionHearted Players Lorraine Klimowich, Adam P. Murphy, Michael Pichardo and Cathy Schramm; and from "Last Comic Standing" Rik Sansone and Jen Ryan as the comedy duo the Rev Billand Betty Holland; plus stand-up comedian Bob Greenberg.

Arrive early for drinks in the VIP Lounge and enjoy a pre-show concert by international award-winning musician Andrew Cordle.


“THE KONG SHOW” is vaudeville for the 21st Century live on stage.  It’s more than just sketch, it’s more than just stand up, it’s more than you can imagine!


You don't have to wait until July 26 to check out the Iguana, a spectacular Mexican Restaurant famous for 25 flavors of Margaritas or Mojitos.  A perfect place for a night out!  With great drinks, good food and special events, including dance parties and cabaret shows every week. http://iguananyc.com/

(There is a one item food or drink minimum in the Iguana VIP Lounge.)  


Monday, July 26th, for OneNight Only!


BUY YOUR  $5* TICKET NOW! (Tickets $10 Day of Show)