An Off-Broadway Cover Story: White's Lies and Burnt Part Boys

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Ben Andron's new comedy White's Lies plays Off-Broadway's New World Stages, scheduled for a May 6 opening.

"Some guys are scared stiff at the prospect of settling down, getting married, having kids and Joe White is no exception," according to press notes. "He's a divorce lawyer, representing one of his many ex-girlfriends and above all else, he's a bachelor who wouldn't have it any other way. So when his mother desperately wants him to start a family, he'll do the next best thing: make one up! What could go wrong?"

The starry cast features Betty Buckley, Tuc Watkins, Peter Scolari, Christy Carlson Romano, Rena Strober, Andrea Grano and Jimmy Ray Bennett.

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Playwrights Horizons and Vineyard Theatre join forces to co-present the New York premiere of the new musical The Burnt Part Boys, beginning previews April 30.

The work - with songs by Nathan Tysen and Chris Miller and book by Mariana Elder- takes place in "coal country, West Virginia, 1962. Fourteen year-old Pete's fighting to claim his past. His older brother Jake's hoping to forge a future. With their friends, they've embarked on a life-altering journey to the mine that took their father's life. Featuring a vibrant, haunting bluegrass and pop-inspired score, this gripping new musical from an acclaimed new team will capture your heart as it finds the streaks of light within the darkness."

Joe Calarco directs a cast featuring Charlie Brady, Al Calderon, Andrew Durand, Steve French, Noah Galvin, Michael Park, Molly Ranson, Randy Redd and Asa Somers.

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