Casting Complete for West Coast Premiere of Bush Is Bad

News   Casting Complete for West Coast Premiere of Bush Is Bad Bush Is Bad, the much-extended revue that played Off-Broadway's Triad Theatre, will make its West Coast premiere at the NoHo Arts Center in North Hollywood, CA.

Presented by the theatre company Open at the Top, previews for Joshua Rosenblum's revue will begin March 30 with an official opening scheduled for April 6. The limited eight-week run will play through May 20.

The cast will comprise Roger Ainslie, Stefanie Black, Melanie Ewbank, Sabrina Miller, Gerry Mullins, Mai Thompson-Heath, Michael Craig Shapiro and Jonathan Zenz. Jay Willick directs with musical direction by Michael Lavine.

Rosenblum, who is composing new songs for this engagement, said in a statement, "I hate to kick a man when he's down, but given the insatiable demand for Bush-bashing on the West Coast, I really have no choice."

Bush Is Bad will play Fridays and Saturdays at 8 PM and Sundays at 3 PM. Tickets, priced $20-$35, are available by calling (818) 508-7101 or by visiting www.thenohoartscenter.com. The NoHo Arts Center is located at 11136 Magnolia Blvd. in North Hollywood.

* Bush Is Bad is available on CD from Original Cast Records and features the talents of Kate Baldwin, Neal Mayer and Michael McCoy, with Rosenblum at the piano. There are also plans to produce the show in Minneapolis as well as one-night concert performances in Columbia, SC; Miami, FL; and Albany, NY. For more information visit www.bushisbadthemusical.com.