Is New Musical Lysistrata Jones Headed to Broadway?

News   Is New Musical Lysistrata Jones Headed to Broadway?
 
With "money" reviews from the New York Times and other publications in its gym bag, Off-Broadway's Lysistrata Jones — the pop-comic musical rewrite of Aristophanes' ancient Greek anti-war comedy, now set on a basketball court — will likely arrive on Broadway this fall, according to the New York Post. The Off-Broadway production was recently extended through June 24.

Josh Segarra and Patti Murin
Josh Segarra and Patti Murin Photo by Carol Rosegg

The New York daily says that general manager Alan Wasser is currently looking for a suitable Broadway theatre to house the production; possibilities include the Broadhurst or the Walter Kerr.

No official announcement about a Broadway transfer has been made.

Produced by Transport Group, the New York City premiere of Lysistrata Jones plays at Judson Memorial Church Gymnasium, 243 Thompson Street at Washington Square South. It has a book by Douglas Carter Beane (Sister Act, Xanadu); music and lyrics by Lewis Flinn; and direction and choreography by Dan Knechtges (…Spelling Bee).

In the show, "The Athens University basketball team hasn't won a game in 30 years. But when spunky transfer student Lysistrata Jones dares the squad's fed-up girlfriends to stop 'giving it up' to their boyfriends until they win a game, their legendary losing streak could be coming to an end."

The cast of Lysistrata Jones is Alexander Aguilar (Uardo), Katie Boren (Lampito Kanagawa), Lindsay Chambers (Robin/Shelley), Max Kumangai (Tyllus), Liz Mikel (Heterai), Patti Murin (Lysistrata Jones), Kat Nejat (Cleonice), Josh Segarra (Mick), LaQuet Sharnell (Mhyrinne), Jason Tam (Xander), Teddy Toye (Harold), and Alex Wyse (Cinesius). Ato Blankson-Wood takes over the role of Tyllus beginning Wednesday, June 15.

For more information, visit www.transportgroup.org or call (866) 811-4111.

Katie Boren, Lindsay Chambers, Patti Murin, LaQuet Sharnell and Kat Nejat
Katie Boren, Lindsay Chambers, Patti Murin, LaQuet Sharnell and Kat Nejat Carol Rosegg
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