Five Guys Named Moe, meet Four Guys Named Jose..and una Mujer named Maria!. This new Latin musical from David Coffman and Dolores Prida begins performances April 21 at the John Houseman Studio via Amas Musical Theatre.
The four Joses are Senors Cubano, Dominicano, Mexicano and Boricua, funny, charming guys who have spent all their money to put on a show that will launch them into superstardom. They don't, however, count on falling for their lovely leading lady, Maria. A live Latin band, led by musical supervisor and arranger Oscar Hernandez (The Capeman), plays the classic baladas, boleros, cha-chas, mambos, merengue and salsa songs that serve for the musical's score.
Lisa Portes directs. Joining her are choreographer Maria Torres (currently starring in Swing!) and musical director Steve Sandberg.
Designing the show are Aaron Spivey (lighting), Tania Bass (costumes) and Mary E. Houston (sets). Douglas Shearer is the stage manager.
Tickets are $15. The John Houseman Studio Theater is located at 450 West 42nd Street. For tickets, call (212) 532-8887. -- By Christine Ehren