Lysistrata Jones Scores a New Broadway Promo (Video)

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Lysistrata Jones, the pop musical spin on the ancient Greek classic by Aristophanes, was seen this summer on the Off-Broadway basketball court. The musical will now dribble its way to midtown for a Broadway transfer that begins performances at the Walter Kerr Theatre Nov. 12, with an official opening Dec. 14.

Lysistrata Jones is a musical comedy by book writer and Tony Award nominee Douglas Carter Beane (Sister Act, The Little Dog Laughed) and composer-lyricist Lewis Flinn. The Off-Broadway production was directed and choreographed by Dan Knechtges, who will repeat his work for the Broadway transfer.

Here's how the Off-Broadway production was billed: "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."

Lysistrata is the name of one of the women in Aristophanes' ancient Greek anti-war comedy (circa 411 B.C.), about women who withhold sex in order to inspire their men to come home from war.

To check out the Lysistrata Jones Broadway promo, look below:

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