Love, NY Concert, Hosted by Q's D'Abruzzo, Plays New World Stages Jan. 26

News   Love, NY Concert, Hosted by Q's D'Abruzzo, Plays New World Stages Jan. 26 Composer/lyricist Robert Rokicki and librettist/lyricist Michael Ruby's pop-rock musical Love, NY, which had been scheduled to play the recently closed Zipper Factory, will be presented at New World Stages Jan. 26.
Stephanie D'Abruzzo
Stephanie D'Abruzzo Photo by Meredith Zinner

The 8 PM concert boasts the talents of Randy Aaron, Alex Brightman, Kevin Massey, Brynn O'Malley, Vanessa Ray, Krysta Rodriguez, Nick Spangler and Avenue Q Tony nominee Stephanie D'Abruzzo; the latter also hosts the evening. Francis Kelly directs. "Part love letter, part 'dear john' letter to the city we love to hate," Love, NY, according to press notes, "tells the story of five 20-somethings fighting to find their way in the Big Apple, figuring out if what they want in life is what they truly need – all while struggling not to get lost in a sea of 9 million people.

John Prestianni, who leads a four-piece band, is the musical director for the evening, which features the entire Love, NY score as well as selections of the show's comic libretto. Alix Claps stage manages.

The one-night-only event is being presented by Kathryn Lumpkin and Lucy Rose of For The Love Productions.

New World Stages is located in Manhattan at 340 West 50th Street. Tickets, priced $15, are available by calling (212) 239-6200 or by visiting www.telecharge.com.