Running Aug. 18-28 at the Lucille Lortel Theater, Terms of Dismemberment has book and lyrics by Dorothy Marcic, music by Frank Sanchez and other music and lyrics by Mehr Mansuri.
Battle (Miss Saigon, Dancin') will direct the cast of the dark comedy, which includes Julia Cook (Mamma Mia! tour), Ashley Campana (High School Musical national tour), Alex Michaels (The Hole) and Jessica Rothenberg (The Cherry Orchard at the Huntington).
According to the Fringe, "The former Princess of the Pocatello Paper Pulp Pageant finds herself with a dead, deadbeat husband, three mortgages and Mafia debts she knew nothing about. She must choose between selling off the 'assets' of her lovely daughters, body part by body part, or risk their lives. Gypsy meets the Coen Brothers in Fargo. A dark comedy about the cost of love. And an equal opportunity offender."
Terms of Dismemberment will have costume design by Cynthia Nordstrom and Ryan Rosetto and scenic design by David Arsenault.
Battle earned Tony Awards for his performances in Sophisticated Ladies, The Tap Dance Kid and Miss Saigon. He also appeared on Broadway in The Wiz, Dancin' and Chicago. He staged the Off-Broadway production of Evil Dead: The Musical. For tickets phone (866) 468-7619 or visit FringeNYC. The Lucille Lortel Theater is located at 121 Christopher Street.