A Queer Musical/Nightclub Experience Inspired by Oscar Wilde and Reality TV Is Heading to Brooklyn

Off-Broadway News   A Queer Musical/Nightclub Experience Inspired by Oscar Wilde and Reality TV Is Heading to Brooklyn
 
Set in a secret bunker, the immersive Oscar at the Crown launches January 18, 2019, at 3 Dollar Bill.
Mark Mauriello (front center) and the company <i>Oscar at the Crown </i>in rehearsal
Mark Mauriello (front center) and the company Oscar at the Crown in rehearsal Ted Alcorn

One of literature’s most prominent queer figures will be the topic of conversation at 3 Dollar Bill as a new show turns the nightclub into a secret bunker. The immersive musical Oscar at the Crown is set to begin performances at the Brooklyn space January 18, 2019, with performances scheduled through February 2.

The theatrical experience comes from the minds of the queer performance collective The Neon Coven’s three co-founders: creator and star Mark Mauriello, composer and choreographer Andrew Barret Cox, and director Shira Milikowsky.

Oscar at the Crown is set far in a dystopian future, where little has survived save for sequins, reality TV, and the complete works of Oscar Wilde. The show aims to challenge social media-obsessed sensibilities of today and push attendees to dance in the face of fascism.

Mauriello will star as Wilde, with Zofia Weretka, Michelle Geosits, Brandon Looney, and Jada Temple as Vicki, Ramona, Sonja, and Erika (names Real Housewives obsessives may recognize), Kerri George as Constance, David Merino as Bosie, and Brandon Alberto, Kayla Brock, Samara Cohen (a.k.a Princess Lockeroo), Lyric Danae, and Sarah Lewandowski as the Exiles.

The creative team also includes set designer Tekla Monson, lighting designer Calvin Anderson, costume designer Mateus Forte, and sound designer Shannon Slaton.

For more information, visit TheNeonCoven.com.

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