The BroadHollow Theatre in Long Island, NY, ends the run of its world premiere musical, The It Girl, Oct. 4. This new musical by Paul McKibbons, BT McNicholl and Michael Small, began performances Sept. 12. Based on "It," the 1927 Paramount film starring Clara Bow, The It Girl follows Jonathan Waltham as he tries to discover the perfect girl with the special something for his deparment store's advertising campaign. He finds "it" in Betty Lou Spence, a poor girl from the wrong side of the tracks. With music by McKibbons and a book by McNicholl and Small, The It Girl is the third world premiere for the theatre.
Trent Jones directs with Jeff Marder as musical director. The musical features Maureen O'Leary as Betty Lou Spence and Adrian Bewley as Jonathan Waltham with an ensemble of characters played by Lisa Adams, Carrie Pine, Andrew Gitzy, Jeffrey Vause, and Rachel Lynn Ricca.
Songs in the score include "The Silent Movie Musical Show," "Why Not?," "Coney Island," and "Women And Wais" [sic].
Tickets cost $18-$12 with a special $10 offer for children 16 and under and are available by calling the box office at (516) 581-2700. The BroadHollow Theatre is located at 200 Stewart Avenue in Bethpage.
-- By Christine Ehren