CHIX 6 Rock Musical, Featuring Nicolette Hart, Carrie Manolakos, Will Play Queens Theatre

News   CHIX 6 Rock Musical, Featuring Nicolette Hart, Carrie Manolakos, Will Play Queens Theatre Queens Theatre will open its 2011-12 season with CHIX 6, a new rock musical written by indie rock musician and Queens native Lourds Lane, beginning Sept. 27 for a limited engagement through Oct. 30.

Directed by D.J. Salisbury, the cast includes Lane, Kelly Carey, Celina Carvajal (42nd Street, Tarzan), Brian Gallagher, Danielle Lee Greaves (Rent, Hairspray), Nicolette Hart (Rent, Legally Blonde), Carrie Manolakos (Mamma Mia!, Wicked), Josh Sassanella, Ellenore Paige Scott (“So You Think You Can Dance”), Erica Sweany, CJ Tyson (Wicked, West Side Story) and Molly Tynes.

CHIX 6, according to press notes, "tells the story of Katie, a comic book artist trapped in an unhealthy relationship with Jay, a narcissistic musician who will do whatever it takes to get ahead. When Jay’s emotional games become too much to bear, Katie’s creations—a quintet of strong, sassy, superheroines—come to life, leaping off the page to teach the vulnerable artist how to be strong and make changes in her life."

Other members of the creative team include choreographer Ron DeJesus, set designer Beowulf Borritt, lighting designer Ryan O’Gara, projection designer David Gallo and costume designer Chris March.

CHIX 6 is produced by Ready, Fire, Aim; Nederlander-Browne; and executive producers Aldo Scrofani and Heather Provost.

Lane began her training on violin and piano at three-years-old and by the age of six, played Carnegie Hall. After graduating from Harvard, she formed her own band, LOURDS, and as the band’s frontwoman, played the electric violin, mandolin and electric guitar. She is also the creator of the annual Medusa Festival, which has been showcasing the best emerging female-fronted bands in the country for the past six years. Queens Theatre, under the artistic leadership of executive director Ray Cullom, is committed to presenting world-class entertainment that reflects the diversity of New York’s largest borough. With three performance spaces, the theatre plays host to a variety of performances throughout the year, including the Latino Cultural Festival and the Immigrant Voices Project, a program that seeks out emerging playwrights and develops works that represent the rich cultural diversity of the city.

Queens Theatre is located in Flushing Meadows Corona Park directly under the towers of the New York State Pavilion. For more information and tickets, call (718) 760-0064 or visit www.queenstheatre.org.

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