The production began its limited engagement Oct. 24 in the Snapple's Studio Theatre space. The revue will play through Dec. 30 at the midtown Manhattan venue, which is also currently home to The Fantasticks and Perfect Crime.
Billed as a "sports comedy and parody musical revue... in the style of the long-running Forbidden Broadway and The Capitol Steps," Chuckleball "lampoons the foibles, fumbles and felonies of today's sports headlines: O.J. Simpson's sports memorabilia caper, Michael Vick's dog-fighting fiasco and Isaiah Thomas' sexual harassment hullabaloo are just a few of the stories that receive a parody pounding in this face-paced romp from the locker room to the court room," according to show materials.
The cast features Katey Daniel, Noah DeBiase, Mike Mitchell Jr. and Justin Senense.
Jason Goldstein (who also produces) and Ian Nemser co-direct and wrote the stage show. Meg Zervoulis is musical director. Brad Resnick serves as production manager.
Chuckleball last played in New York at The Producer's Club Theatre in 2004. The work has since been seen in other incarnations — including Chuckleball: Performance Enhancers, Chuckleball: I Keep Working My Way Back From Juice and Chuckleball: There's Always Room For Balco — across the country. The approximately 95-minute show plays Mondays, Fridays and Saturdays at 8 PM and Sundays at 7 PM. Additional performances include Oct. 24 at 2 PM and Oct. 25 at 8 PM.
Tickets to Chuckleball: Jailhouse Jocks at the Snapple Theater Center, 210 West 50th Street (at Broadway), are available by calling (212) 921-7862. For more information visit chuckleball.com.