Now. Here. This., From the [title of show] Gang, Will Play Off-Broadway in 2012

News   Now. Here. This., From the [title of show] Gang, Will Play Off-Broadway in 2012
 
Now. Here. This., the new work from the creators and cast of the cult-hit musical [title of show], will get its world premiere by Off-Broadway's Vineyard Theatre in 2012, Vineyard artistic director Douglas Aibel and co-artistic director Sarah Stern announced.

The Vineyard was encouraged by its in-house developmental lab production earlier this year. The full staging will play March and April 2012 at Vineyard's home on East 15th Street. Specific dates will be announced.

Now. Here. This. is written by Hunter Bell and Susan Blackwell, with music and lyrics by Jeff Bowen, and is based on a collaboration by Hunter Bell, Michael Berresse, Susan Blackwell, Heidi Blickenstaff, Jeff Bowen and Larry Pressgrove. They all previously collaborated on the Tony-nominated musical [title of show], which debuted at The Vineyard in 2006 prior to its run on Broadway two years later.

Performed by Bell, Blackwell, Blickenstaff and Bowen, Now. Here. This. is directed and choreographed by Berresse. Musical direction and arrangements are by Pressgrove, who leads a four-piece band.

The work is billed as "an original 'theatri-concert' that investigates and celebrates living in the present, featuring autobiographical stories, songs, and a multi-piece band."

The collaborators characterize the show this way: "The piece explores what goes down in the space between the past and the future, and how the universe conspires to bring people together." Schedule and design team for Now. Here. This. will be announced.

[title of show] debuted Off-Broadway at The Vineyard in February 2006. In 2008, it opened on Broadway, with The Vineyard as a producing partner. Bell earned a 2009 Tony Award nomination for Best Book of a Musical for [title of show].

For more information or to become a member of Vineyard Theatre, go to www.vineyardtheatre.org or call the box office at (212) 353-0303.

Vack: Michael Berresse, Heidi Blickenstaff, Larry Pressgrove and Hunter Bell<br> Front: Susan Blackwell and Jeff Bowen
Vack: Michael Berresse, Heidi Blickenstaff, Larry Pressgrove and Hunter Bell
Front: Susan Blackwell and Jeff Bowen Photo by Dirty Sugar Studios
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