David Schweizer will direct the March 17 and 31 concerts, which will feature the talents of Mark Jacoby, Michael Marcotte, Kate Rockwell and Lynne Wintersteller. Show time each night is 9:30 PM. Up features music by Andrew Gerle and lyrics by Gerle, Eddie Sugarman and Maryrose Wood. The revue is described as such: "An injured baseball player imagines getting back to the big leagues . . . A girl finds the courage to be herself on a reality TV show . . . A recording superstar confronts the loneliness of the spotlight . . . A woman from a poor neighborhood remembers the public library that fueled her dreams and changed her life."
Composer-lyricist Gerle is a three-time recipient of the Richard Rodgers Award (with Maryrose Wood). He and lyricist Sugarman were awarded a 2006 Jonathan Larson Award for Meet John Doe, which made its world premiere last season at Ford's Theatre in Washington, DC.
The Zipper Factory is located in Manhattan at 336 West 37th Street, between 8th and 9th Avenues. Tickets, priced $20, are available by calling (212) 352-3101 or by visiting www.thezipperfactory.com.