Presented as part of the 6th annual New York Musical Theatre Festival, Memphis assistant director Adam Arian will stage the production that runs Oct. 1-8. Ingber (God Loves My People Best, A Political Party) authored book, music and lyrics for the new musical.
In addition to Spangler (Fantasticks, Giant) and Pedi (Forbidden Broadway, Talk Radio), the cast will feature Patrick Benedict (Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat), Greg Hildreth (Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson), Rob Hinderliter (Pinkalicious, College: The Musical), Emily McNamara (Awesome 80’s Prom, My First Time), Ben Steinfeld (Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson), Nick Sullivan (Footloose, Lone Star Love) and Sam Tedaldi (Mrs. Sharp).
Brian Usifer is the musical director with choreography by Nancy Renee Braun. Creative team members also include Steven Kemp (set design), Emily DeAngelis (costume design), Christian DeAngelis (lighting design) and Toby Algya (sound design).
"September 1991, NYC. 'The Golden Girls' and 'Arsenio Hall' are duking it out for ratings supremacy, and stonewashed jeans and sideways ponytails are making everyone look 'totally awesome.' Matthew Berry was the greatest sports journalist his college had ever seen. Unfortunately, he's finding adult life to be not nearly so accepting. Apparently an amazingly comprehensive knowledge of all sports statistics is not enough to land his dream job as an anchor on ESPN’s 'SportsCenter.' Meanwhile, his old pal Bill Simmons is running a small, underground gambling operation and is barely able to keep it afloat. Together they find their salvation in 'the ultimate sports fan experience' fantasy football," press notes state.
Songs in the production include “Sports Is My Religion," "Man Friends" and "The 1980's-Style Movie Montage Song About the Rules of Fantasy Football.” For tickets phone (212) 352-3101 or visit NYMF. TBG Theatre is located at 312 West 36th Street in Manhattan.