It's been a while since Audrey II was in the the theatre district, so she thought she'd spend the day in midtown with her first loves--dinner and a show. But mostly dinner. Join her as she visits some old haunts, discovers new hot spots, takes in some theatre, and snacks on a celebrity.
Audrey II Takes Manhattan! As Little Shop Returns to NYC, Everyone's Favorite Man-Eating Plant Sees the Sights
Little Shop of Horrors, according to City Center, is a "sci-fi musical about Seymour Krelborn (Jake Gyllenhaal), a hapless florist shop worker who pursues a doomed romance with his ditzy, lovable co-worker Audrey (Ellen Greene) by acquiring an R&B-singing plant (Eddie Cooper) that feeds on human blood."
Performances take place July 1 and 2 at 7:30 PM with a 2 PM matinee July 2.
Little Shop of Horrors is based on the 1960 cult movie of the same name. The musical version debuted Off-Broadway at WPA Theatre in 1982 starring Lee Wilkoff and Ellen Greene in a role that would become her signature. A Broadway production was mounted in 2003 co-starring Hunter Foster and Kerry Butler.
The prolific producer, along with frequent collaborator Neil Meron, was behind such musical-driven projects as Smash, NBC’s live musicals, and the Broadway revival of How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying.