Lazer Vaudeville Opens Off-Broadway at John Houseman Theatre, March 9

News   Lazer Vaudeville Opens Off-Broadway at John Houseman Theatre, March 9 The Off-Broadway show Lazer Vaudeville opens March 9 as the final performance to play at John Houseman Theatre before the venue is demolished in May.
From Top: Carter Brown, Cindy Marvell and Nicholas Flair in Lazer Vaudeville
From Top: Carter Brown, Cindy Marvell and Nicholas Flair in Lazer Vaudeville

The work directed by Carter Brown and choreographed by Cindy Marvell began previews Feb. 16 for a limited engagement through May 14. Billed as "Cirque du Soleil meets Laurel and Hardy," "Ringling Brothers meets The Flying Karamazov Brothers" and "Mummenschanz meets MTV," the show features juggling, lasers, magic, classic screwball comedy and technology presented in a modern vaudeville show.

Lazer Vaudeville stars Carter Brown, Cindy Marvell and Nicholas Flair in the show that has toured nationally for nearly 20 years, according to creator Brown. "It's been my dream to bring contemporary vaudeville to the American stage. We are excited to create a brand new show for New York that blends technology and entertainment."

The design team for the New York staging includes Maia Robbins-Zust (set), Cory Simpson (laser) and Jennifer Johanos (costume). Jesse Manno serves as the musical director.

The musical comedy Lone Star Love last performed at the 18-year-old venue located at 450 West 42nd Street. The space — which has housed such productions as Alfred Uhry's Driving Miss Daisy, a number of Capitol Steps shows and Over the River and Through the Woods — recently presented Puppetry of the Penis, Little Ham, A Very Merry Unauthorized Children's Scientology Pageant, Roulette and Zanna, Don't!

Tickets for Lazer Vaudeville at The John Houseman Theater, 450 West 42nd St. (between Ninth and Tenth Ave.) are available by calling (212) 239-6200.