For Lovers Only, a New Revue of Pop Love Songs, Gets NYC Test Jan. 9-12

News   For Lovers Only, a New Revue of Pop Love Songs, Gets NYC Test Jan. 9-12 Producer Eric Krebs and Amas Musical Theatre present four workshop performances of a new revue, For Lovers Only, a collection of "love songs, nothing but love songs," Jan. 9-12 at New World Stages in Manhattan.
Kevin Earley
Kevin Earley

Krebs calls the industry presentation a developmental test of this new Christopher Scott-directed piece, made up of 102 love songs sung by five performers. Krebs said that the 95-minute, two-act show is production-ready and could tour or do regional engagements. He hinted at a possible New York City sitdown. The cast includes Kevin Earley (A Tale of Two Cities, Les Miserables, Thoroughly Modern Millie), Deb Lyons (Smokey Joe's Cafe, Jekyll & Hyde), Monica Patton (Ragtime, Abby's Song), Dominique Plaisant (The Wild Party, Lestat) and Nicholas Rodriguez (Tarzan, Almost Heaven).

Industry crowds are expected to attend Jan. 9-12, but a waiting list for the general public will also be made. The performance is at Stage 1 at New World Stages on West 50th Street.

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For Lovers Only's music director is Ken Lundie. Associate music director is Mark Akens. Stage manager is Jason A. Quinn.

Krebs said the songs — all well-known pop tunes and standards — are woven together as "solos, group numbers and medleys," and broken into thematic sections.

For Lovers Only is billed as "a musical revue about what's really important."

Amas Musical Theatre's mission is to promote multiculturalism, and this revue is in keeping with that goal. Donna Trinkoff is Amas' producing artistic director

Performances are Jan. 9 at 3 PM, Jan. 10 at 3 PM, Jan. 11 at 8 PM and Jan. 12 at 8 PM.

For reservations call (212) 967-7079 or e-mail EKTMINC@aol.com. For more information about Amas, visit www.amasmusical.org.