Midtown Theater

Todays Date: 12/09/19
Last Update: 08/17/11 07:04:31 PM

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A pop star has been the unfortunate victim of a freak accident.  As she arrives in Hell, iron-hoofed Lester, a musical-loving devil, introduces her to a series of historically-infamous women who strut the stage satirizing everything from women’s rights to motherhood to the criminal justice system.  Salome, Lady Godiva, Lizzie Borden, Joan Crawford, and Janis Joplin are included among the notorious females being forced to perform in an eternal musical revue. Will the pop star accept her fate and join the chorus, or will she stage a revolution? And what’s Eleanor Roosevelt doing here?  Hell’s Belles is a tour de force for three actresses who play over 20 roles, with crazy costumes, quick changes, tuneful melodies, and social satire.   

New York: Off Broadway Booking in association with The Midtown Theater willpresent Steve Solomon as he returns to New York with the second installment of his hysterically funny family chaos with the all new, My Mother’s Italian, My Father's Jewish and I’m STILL in Therapy. The comedy chaos continues in this critically acclaimed sequel to his original smash hit. “Still in Therapy” takes us back to Steve’s wacky childhood growing up with his twin sister “The Smoker.” The audience follows along in this wonderfully funny journey about growing up, mixed marriages, X-wives, dogs, cats, dieting and dozens of other side-splitting situations that we all relate to.

 

 

Solomon’s shows have been called: "The Show's A Big Hit! An Hour-And-A-Half Of Laughter! It’s Hysterically Funny It’s So Clever! You’re Going To Love It!” - WOR Radio; “Perfect Comic Timing!”- New York Post; “Brings Down The House!” - "My9 News/ WWOR TV; “A New Hit Comedy!”- “Good Day NY Street Talk,”Fox5 TV;  “A 90-Minute Laugh-Fest!”- Hadassah Magazine; “Heartwarming As Comfort Food! Everyone Can Relate To This!” - Martha Stewart Living Radio; “Solomon Is A Comedic Genius! It’s Like Spending An Evening With Dozens Of Hilarious Friends And Eccentric Family” - The Jewish Advocate; “A Funny Look At Family Relationships. An Entire Family Wrapped Into A One-Man Show.”  - WCBS TV; "A Phenomenal Show! It’s A Blast! I Recommend This Show. If You Want To Laugh, This Show Is The Place To Be!” - Leon Charney, “The Charney Report”; “Steve Solomon Is Alan King, Billy Crystal, A Smidgen Of Don Rickles And George Carlin All Thrown In.” – Variety. In addition to glowing reviews around the country, Solomon is also the recipient of  The Connecticut Critics Circle Award, Broadway.com’s Favorite New Off Broadway Play , BroadwayWorld.com: Audience Favorite Play Award and The San Francisco Drama Desk nomination for Best Actor.

My Sinatra  | Open: 06/04/11 Close: 06/19/11
Cary Hoffman turns his celebrated PBS Special into a biographical, often hilarious, and poignant one-man musical play about his love and idolization for his hero Frank Sinatra and the perils of wanting to become somebody else. 

 

Hoffman captivates the audience with his intimate journey of what it was like growing up fatherless with three musician uncles, who played on some of Sinatra’s greatest recordings, turning Sinatra into a fantasy father.  Hoffman authentically sings Sinatra “Dead On!” (The New York Times), as he weaves in over 20 classic Sinatra songs, creating a musical score about his lifelong obsession.           

 

Power Balladz  | Open: 08/05/10 Close: 08/20/10
Some of the greatest rock anthems of the 70's, 80's and 90's take centerstage in the wicked new rock cabaret musical POWER BALLADZ, debuting Off-Broadway at the Midtown Theatre. POWER BALLADZ is a 90-minute rock tribute that gives audiences the chance to unleash their inner rock star: part comedy, part interactive game show, and a genuine joy ride through the music and legend of rock songs by powerhouse bands such as Guns 'N' Roses, Journey, Heart, Queens, Bon Jovi, Styx and more.  POWER BALLADZ is created by Mike Todaro, Dan Nycklemoe with Peter Rothstein, and written by Mr. Todaro and Mr. Nycklemoe.

At POWER BALLADZ you can celebrate the best music of the 70's 80's and 90's and liberate the rock star inside of you. The formula is simple: start with some blood-pumping arena rock songs by Motley Crue, Poison, Guns 'N'Roses, Journey and other kick-ass arena bands, add some talented rock singers, give them a full band, lots of lights, a fog machine, a video projection screen, plenty of leather and long hair, and you've got a concert, indeed an extravaganza. And while the POWER BALLADZ band knows how to rock, the show takes an unexpected turn when the high school sweetheart of one of the musicians stumbles into the show after ten years apart, raising the question --  will he be man enough to finally score the girl of his dreams?

An evening at POWER BALLADZ begins 30 minutes prior to curtain with interactive trivia games, rock trivia contests and an opportunity for theaudience to socialize and meet their fellow concert-goers.  Following theperformance, ticket holders have access to a live-band rock anthem karaoke show during which they are welcome to perform on stage and realize their own POWER BALLADZ fantasies.

Cast includes Dieter Bierbrauer (VIOLET, FIGARO at The Guthrie), Scott Richard Foster (BROOKLYN on Broadway, SESSIONS), and Mary Mossberg (NEXT TO NORMAL,WONDERLAND: ALICE's NEW MUSICAL ADVENTURE.)

Previews start August 5th prior to an official press opening on August 19th. For additional information on POWER BALLADZ please visit www.powerballadz.com.