Days of the Dead: Off-Broadway Musical Evil Dead Has Busy Week

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Bruce Campbell will take part in a post-show discussion at Evil Dead The Musical. The Off-Broadway show will also host a blood drive and make an appearance on ABC-TV's "The View" this week.

Jenkay LLC, Jeffrey Latimer Entertainment and Just For Laughs Live present the "killer musical," which began previews Oct. 2 at the New World Stages and opens Nov. 1.

On Oct. 30 the first 40 donors to give blood will receive tickets to see the show. The blood drive is scheduled for 1-6:30 PM on 50th Street outside New World Stages. For more information call (800) 933-BLOOD ext. 27 or register on the web at nybloodcenter.org via the online scheduler. (Pre-registration must be followed by an in-person registration at the theatre lobby at 340 West 50th Street.)

On Halloween day the cast of Evil Dead The Musical will perform on ABC's "The View." Following the Nov. 2 performance of the musical comedy, the film star Bruce Campbell will participate in a special Q&A with the audience.

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"Evil Dead: The Musical unearths the old familiar story," reveals a press release, "boy and friends take a weekend getaway at abandoned cabin, boy expects to get lucky, boy unleashes ancient evil spirit, friends turn into Candarian Demons, boy fights until dawn to survive." Christopher Bond and Tony Award winner Hinton Battle ("Dreamgirls," "Idlewild") direct the work which features a book and lyrics by George Reinblatt, music by Frank Cipolla, Bond, Melissa Morris and Reinblatt with music supervision by Cipolla.

The cast — charged with songs like "All the Men in My Life Keep Getting Killed by Candarian Demons," "Hail to the King," "Look Who's Evil Now" and "Do the Necronomicon" — includes Ryan Ward (as Ash), Jennifer Byrne (Linda), Jenna Coker (Cheryl), Renee Klapmeyer (Annie/ Shelly), Amy Shute (female understudy), Tom Walker (Ed/ Moose), Brandon Wardell (Scott), Ryan Williams (Fake Shemp/ male understudy) and Darryl Winslow (Jake).

Lending a hand to the design the New York run will be David Gallo (sets), Cynthia Nordstrom (costumes), Jason Lyons (lighting), Peter Fitzgerald and Kevin Lacy (sound) with Louis Zakarian (makeup and special effects).

Tickets to Evil Dead: The Musical at New World Stages' Stage 1, 340 West 50th Street (between Eighth and Ninth Avenues) are available by calling (212) 239-6200 or at the box office. "Splatter Zone" tickets – in the front rows of the theater – will be available for $25. (Patrons in that area "should be prepared for a bloody good time and dress accordingly"). For more information, visit EvilDeadTheMusical.com.

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