PHOTO CALL: Little Fish: Keeping Afloat in the Big City

News   PHOTO CALL: Little Fish: Keeping Afloat in the Big City Michael John LaChiusa, composer-lyricist of Broadway musicals such as The Wild Party and Marie Christine, sets his new musical, Little Fish, in New York City "over the course of the present year."
Jennifer Laura Thompson (center) with (clockwise from bottom left) Celia Keenan-Bolger, Ken Marks, Hugh Panaro, Marcy Harriell, Eric Jordan Young, Lea DeLaria, Jesse Tyler Ferguson
Jennifer Laura Thompson (center) with (clockwise from bottom left) Celia Keenan-Bolger, Ken Marks, Hugh Panaro, Marcy Harriell, Eric Jordan Young, Lea DeLaria, Jesse Tyler Ferguson

Little Fish opens at Off-Broadway's Second Stage Feb. 13. The show, based on the stories of writer Deborah Eisenberg, centers around a neurotic New Yorker who reflects on her attempts to quit smoking, exercise regularly, and find the man of her dreams in the big city. The ensemble cast includes Jennifer Laura Thompson (Urinetown), Lea DeLaria (The Rocky Horror Show), Marcy Harriell (Rent), Hugh Panaro (The Phantom of the Opera), Jesse Tyler Ferguson (On the Town), Celia Keenan-Bolger (Summer of '42), Ken Marks (Mamma Mia!), and Eric Jordan Young (Seussical).

Graciela Daniele (Once on This Island, Marie Christine, A New Brain) directs and choreographs the work with book, lyrics and music by LaChiusa. Dan Lipton serves as musical director. Bruce Coughlin (Urinetown) provides orchestrations.

The creative team includes Riccardo Hernandez (sets), Peggy Eisenhauer (lights), Toni Leslie James (costumes) and Scott Lehrer (sound).

For subscriptions or single tickets, call Second Stage, 307 West 43rd Street, at (212) 246-4422. Tickets will be available Jan. 3. For more information, visit the Second Stage website at www.secondstagetheatre.com.

Photos by Joan Marcus

BOTTOM: (L-R) Jennifer Laura Thompson, Lea DeLaria, Eric Jordan Young

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