Following a pre-New York run at the Stoneham Theatre in Massachusetts, Perfect Harmony began Off-Broadway previews Oct. 8 in anticipation of an Oct. 17 opening at 45 Bleecker.
On Oct. 13 Perfect Harmony found itself without a home when the landlord suddenly closed the venue in a dispute with the theatre owner. The play was one of several which left producers scrambling to find alternate venues. One 45 Bleecker tenant, The Deep Throat Sex Scandal, shuttered due to the lock-out.
Perfect Harmony will now resume previews Oct. 21 and officially open Oct. 27 at the Acorn Theatre on Theatre Row with its original cast and creative team. Andrew Grosso and The Essentials co-wrote the play. Grosso also directs.
The cast features Kelly McCreary (Passing Strange), Kate Morgan Chadwick (Grease), Faryl Amadeus, Dana Acheson (Dying City), Marie-France Arcilla (Shout!), Clayton Apgar (Next Fall), David Barlow, Jarid Faubel, Kobi Libii and Robbie Collier Sublett (Gone Missing).
The production has arrangements and musical direction by Ray Bailey and Adam Wachter, scenic design by Nick Francone, costume design by Becky Lasky and lighting design by Brian Jones. According to producers "Before there was 'Glee,' there was something we like to call Perfect Harmony where competition trumped everything. Where victory knew no limits. Where even the most innocent act could be seen as something treacherous, and no good deed went unpunished. This quirky, wickedly funny and mildly twisted comedy will bring you back to a time when navigating the brutal halls of high school was the most important thing in the world. Whether you were a jock, homecoming queen, prep, nerd or misfit, Perfect Harmony will give you something to sing about!
The Essentials comprise David Barlow, Jeffrey Binder, Autumn Dornfeld, Santino Fontana, Scott Janes, Vayu O'Donnell, Maria Elena Ramirez, Jeanine Serralles, Marina Squerciati, Margie Stokley, Noah Weisberg and Blake Whyte.
For tickets phone (212) 239-6200 or visit Telecharge.