The production must end its run at the Vineyard April 30 to make way for the upcoming Stopping Traffic written and performed by Mary Pat Gleason and directed by Lonny Price which begins previews May 24.
Previews for [title of show] began Feb. 15 prior to a Feb. 26 open for a run originally scheduled through March 26. The musical extended its engagement to April 9 following "strong audience and critical support, and record ticket sales following its Feb. 26 opening" and then again to April 23.
Previously seen at the 2004 New York Musical Theatre Festival (NYMF), the new run of the Jeff Bowen and Hunter Bell creation reunites the original cast and creative team. [title of show] — which follows two young writers (Jeff and Hunter) as they "race to write and submit a show to the theatre festival" weeks before the deadline — was born out of just that: Bowen and Bell's race to complete an entry for the aforementioned festival.
The musical — which features added material (continuing the musical's own journey following its previous run) — also includes two of the scribe's friends who were enlisted for this journey. Bowen (The Who's Tommy) and Bell (Oh, Boy!) star with Susan Blackwell (The Heidi Chronicles) and Heidi Blickenstaff (The Full Monty).
Tony Award nominee Michael Berresse (The Light in the Piazza, Kiss Me Kate) leads the original creative team as the director-choreographer and Larry Pressgrove (Cats, Children's Letters To God) who provides musical arrangements and direction. They are joined by the design team which features Neil Patel (set), Chase Tyler (costume), Ken Billington and Jason Kantrowitz (lighting) and ACME Sound Partners (sound).
Tickets for [title of show] at the Vineyard Theatre, 108 East 15 St. are on sale through (212) 353-0303 or online at www.vineyardtheatre.org.