Groovy: Mod Musical Café a Go Go Opens Off-Broadway, July 13

News   Groovy: Mod Musical Café a Go Go Opens Off-Broadway, July 13 London rockers The Heather Brothers bring Off-Broadway back to the 1960s in their new musical Café a Go Go, opening July 13.
(L-R) Zachary Gilman, Jessica Aquino, and Matthew Knowland in Caf
(L-R) Zachary Gilman, Jessica Aquino, and Matthew Knowland in Caf

The production began previews June 7 at the Café A Go Go Theatre in midtown Manhattan. Joe and Daniel Corcoran, the producers of Tony n' Tina's Wedding, present the work directed by John Hadden with choreography by Susan Dibble. Café a Go Go invites audiences back to the world of 1960's London when Twiggy and The Beatles were the rage.

The cast of Café a Go Go features Jessica Aquino, Jessica Cannon, Wade Fisher, Zachary Gilman, Stacie May Hassler, Matthew Knowland, Jasika Nicole Pruitt, Stephanie St. Hilaire and Juson Williams.

Featuring 31 rock songs by The Heather Brothers, the '60s homage premiered at London's King's Head Theatre in 1990 under the title A Slice of Saturday Night and then transferred to the West End's Strand Theatre. Slice was Americanized into Fab! when it played in San Francisco's Alcazar Theatre. The London band has collaborated on other musicals, including Big Sin City, The Comeback, Lust and Sin and Salvation.

The performance space at the Edison Hotel, now known as Café A Go Go Theatre, housed former tenant Tony and Tina's Wedding as Vinnie Black's Coliseum.

Tickets to Café a Go Go at the Café a Go Go Theatre, 221 West 46th Street, can be purchased by calling (212) 352-3101 or on-line at www.thegogoshow.com.

(L-R) Jessica Cannon, Wade Fisher, Jessica Aquino, Matthew Knowland, and Stephanie St. Hilaire in <i>Caf</i>
(L-R) Jessica Cannon, Wade Fisher, Jessica Aquino, Matthew Knowland, and Stephanie St. Hilaire in Caf