Babalu-cy!, with Purnhagen, Begins Performances Aug. 23

News   Babalu-cy!, with Purnhagen, Begins Performances Aug. 23
The Back Stage Bistro Award-winning Babalu-cy! — The Art of Desi Arnaz, conceived and written by Greg Purnhagen, begins previews Aug. 23 at 3 PM at the Actors Temple Theatre.
Greg Purnhagen in Babalu-cy!
Greg Purnhagen in Babalu-cy!

Purnhagen also stars in the production, which features direction by Gene Castle and musical direction and arrangements by David Cook. Opening performance is scheduled for Sept. 17 at 3 PM. The production also boasts a seven-piece Latin band led by music director Cook. Michael and Barbara Ross produce.

Babalu-cy!, according to press notes, "takes a look at Arnaz' career from his tremendous success as a bandleader/singer to his relationship with America's favorite red-head.

Babalu-cy! debuted at the Metropolitan Room in July 2007, winning a 2008 Back Stage Bistro Award for Best Theme Show.

Show times are Wednesdays, Saturdays and Sundays at 3 PM.

The Actors Temple Theatre is located in Manhattan at 339 West 47th Street. Tickets, priced $35 and $55, are available by calling (212) 239-6200 or by visiting

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