PHOTO CALL: Beane and Flinn's Lysistrata Jones, With Patti Murin and Jason Tam, Meets the Press

News   PHOTO CALL: Beane and Flinn's Lysistrata Jones, With Patti Murin and Jason Tam, Meets the Press The cast of Douglas Carter Beane and Lewis Flinn's Lysistrata Jones greeted the press May 6 with a special performance and photo op. The new musical puts an Ancient Greek classic on a basketball court, literally.

Here's how TG bills the Off-Broadway musical: "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."

Here is a look at the event:

The "boisterous new pop musical comedy" has a book by Tony Award nominee Beane (A Bees in Honey Drown, The Little Dog Laughed, Xanadu), drawn from Aristophanes' comedy Lysistrata, and music and lyrics by Flinn (The Divine Sister).

The cast of Lysistrata Jones includes Alexander Aguilar (Uardo), Katie Boren (Lampito Kanagawa), Lindsay Chambers (Robin/Shelley), Max Kumangai (Tyllus), Liz Mikel (Heterai), Kat Nejat (Cleonice), Josh Segarra (Mick), LaQuet Sharnell (Mhyrinne), Jason Tam (Xander), Teddy Toye (Harold) and Alex Wyse (Cinesius).

Dan Knechtges (Xanadu, …Spelling Bee) directs and choreographs, as he did when the pop-flavored show premiered in Dallas (with Murin) under the title Give It Up! Performances begin May 15. Opening night is June 5.

Lysistrata Jones will play at the Gym at Judson, 243 Thompson Street at Washington Square South, through June 19. The performance schedule is Tuesday through Friday, and Sunday at 8 PM. The Saturday performance schedule is as follows: Saturday, May 21 at 2 PM and 7 PM; Saturday, May 28 at 2 PM; Saturday, June 4 and 18 at 4 PM and 9 PM; Saturday, June 11 at 8 PM. There is no performance June 14.

Tickets are $48-$60 and may be purchased by visiting www.transportgroup.org or by phoning (866) 811-4111.

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