How to Save the World . . . to Close Off-Broadway Dec. 31

News   How to Save the World . . . to Close Off-Broadway Dec. 31 The new musical How to Save the World and Find True Love in 90 Minutes, a hit during the 2004 New York International Fringe Festival, will play its final performance Off-Broadway on New Year's Eve.
Anika Larsen in How to Save the World . . .
Anika Larsen in How to Save the World . . . Photo by Carol Rosegg

The musical, which began previews at New World Stages/Stage 5 Nov. 4, officially opened Nov. 12. At the time of closing, the production will have played 10 previews and 57 regular performances. Christopher Gattelli — of Altar Boyz fame — directed and choreographed How to Save the World. . . , which features Michael McEachran, Anika Larsen, Nicole Ruth Snelson, Stephen Bienskie, Natalie Joy Johnson and Kevin Smith Kirkwood.

With book and lyrics by Jonathan Karp and music by Seth 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 creative team for the 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 plays 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.