PHOTO CALL: Exclusive First Look at New Musical Lysistrata Jones, Staged on NYC Basketball Court

News   PHOTO CALL: Exclusive First Look at New Musical Lysistrata Jones, Staged on NYC Basketball Court
Lysistrata Jones, the new Douglas Carter Beane-Lewis Flinn musical that rips a page out of Aristophanes' ancient comedy about women withholding sex in protest of war, plays a Greenwich Village basketball court.

Presented by Transport Group Theatre Company, the musical first surfaced under the title Give It Up! in 2010 at Dallas Theater Center (it was a box-office hit there).

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 an exclusive first look at the show:

Patti Murin leads a cast that 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.

Lysistrata Jones plays on the basketball court of the Judson Memorial Church Gymnasium at 243 Thompson Street at Washington Square South. Opening night is June 5.

Lysistrata Jones will play 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 or by phoning (866) 811-4111.

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