Gattelli to Direct New Off-Broadway Musical How to Save the World . . .

News   Gattelli to Direct New Off-Broadway Musical How to Save the World . . . Christopher Gattelli — of Altar Boyz fame — will direct and choreograph the new Off-Broadway musical How to Save the World and Find True Love in 90 Minutes.
Christopher Gattelli
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Jonathan Karp and Seth Weinstein's musical is scheduled to begin an open-ended run at New World Stages/Stage 5 Nov. 4 with an official opening Nov. 12. The cast will feature Michael McEachran, Anika Larsen, Nicole Ruth Snelson, Stephen Bienskie, Natalie Joy Johnson and Kevin Smith Kirkwood. With book and lyrics by Karp and music by Weinstein, How to Save the World. . ., according to press notes, is set at the United Nations and concerns the "a cowardly bookshop clerk, a sexy diplomat and an idealistic slacker [who] confront their deepest fears when an office romance leads to international crisis." The musical premiered in August 2004 as part of the New York International Fringe Festival.

The creative team for the new musical comprises Beowulf Boritt (set design), David Murin (costume design), Jeff Croiter (lighting design) and Peter Hylenski (sound design).

How to Save the World and Find True Love in 90 Minutes will play Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays-Saturdays at 8 PM with matinees Saturdays at 2 PM and Sundays at 3 PM. Tickets, priced $25-$75, are available by calling (212) 239-6200. New World Stages is located at 340 West 50th Street.

For more information visit www.HowToSaveTheWorldAndFindTrueLove.com.

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