Directed by John Simpkins, the production will officially open Dec. 10. Performances will continue through Jan. 3, 2009.
ReWrite comprises three musicals: Nelson Rocks!, Miss Marzipan and The Process. The cast includes Nick Blaemire (Cry-Baby), Badia Farha (Sister Act the Musical), Nightlife Award winner Lorinda Lisitza, Lauren Marcus (The Plant That Ate Dirty Socks), AJ Shively (national tour of The Sound of Music) and Jason "Sweettooth" Williams (Crossing Brooklyn).
Nelson Rocks!, according to press notes, is "a pop/rock musical about a young dude who is trying to fix his life before the 'You better get to class' bell rings. Populated by adolescents, the show throbs and pulses along a locker-filled hallway, barreling towards its inevitable showdown." Miss Marzipan "is a dizzy musical about the life changing preparation that goes into a high stakes dinner party. A sort of heightened look at the suburban experience, the show is frantic and calm, violent and sweet. A little bit of blood is spilt, but nothing that some kitchen towels can't clean up." The Process is described as such: "There is a writer. He has a deadline. The writer has a problem taking off his mask and writing about something real. But most importantly, the writer has a deadline. As the Dunkin Donuts fills with the voices in his head, the writer must conquer his writer's block and finish his musical. The Dunkin Donuts counter lady acts as our guide through this passionate look into one man's writing process."
The creative team comprises Michael Schweikardt (sets), Michelle Eden Humphrey (costumes) Chris Dallos (lights), Craig Kaufman (sound) and Jennifer Werner (choreography).
Urban Stages is located at 259 West 30th Street (between 7th and 8th Avenues). Tickets, priced $40 ($20 during previews), are available by calling (212) 868-4444 or by visiting www.smarttix.com. For more information visit www.urbanstages.org.