Playbill Club Members Participate in Sept. 4 [title of show] Event

News   Playbill Club Members Participate in Sept. 4 [title of show] Event Members of the Playbill Club were treated to a special evening at [title of show] — the new Broadway musical at the Lyceum Theatre — Sept. 4.
[title of show] creator-stars Jeff Bowen and Hunter Bell.
[title of show] creator-stars Jeff Bowen and Hunter Bell. Photo by Carol Rosegg

In addition to low-priced tickets ($40) to the intimate musical, which was directed by A Chorus Line's Michael Berresse, Club Members also received a chance to participate in an exclusive talk-back session with the cast following the performance.

The cast, which includes Jeff Bowen, Hunter Bell, Susan Blackwell and Heidi Blickenstaff as well as onstage pianist Larry Pressgrove, chatted about the differences between the Broadway, Off-Broadway and NYMF versions of the musical. They also discussed how much of what's presented onstage actually occurred in their real lives.

Club members who attended the Thursday-night performance included both novice [title of show]-goers and those who have seen the production as many as 12 times, aka "supertossers." Attendees also received a gift bag containing Playbill and [tos] merchandise.

Club Members were alerted of this special [title of show] event via a Playbill Club e-mail blast that was sent Aug. 16. Tickets sold out in two days.

The Playbill Club offers these exclusive events to Members about three or four times a year. To avoid missing the fun, be sure to join the free Playbill Club by visiting http://www.playbill.com/club/join/ *

[title of show], according to press notes, "takes a thoroughly unique and comical look at the pleasures and perils of the artistic process as two struggling writers [Bell and Bowen] and two struggling actresses [Blackwell and Bickenstaff] take on the seemingly impossible task of creating a new musical about creating a new musical. Now with Broadway as their destination, the quartet's saga continues anew as they face mounting pressures and deadlines, and are nearly thrown off-track by disagreements, day jobs and insecurities in this funny and unforgettable look at the birth of a musical as it finally comes to life on the Great White Way."

The creative team also includes Neil Patel (set design), Chase Tyler (costume design), Ken Billington and Jason Kantrowitz (lighting design) and ACME Sound Partners (sound design).

Show times at the Lyceum are Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays at 8 PM, Saturdays at 3 and 8 PM and Sundays at 3 and 7 PM.

Tickets are priced $26.50, $51.50 and $101.50, with the exception of Saturday matinee and evening performances, which are priced $36.50, $61.50 and $111.50. The Lyceum Theatre is located in Manhattan at 149 West 45th Street. For more information visit www.titleofshow.com.

Heidi Blickenstaff, Jeff Bowen, Hunter Bell and Susan Blackwell in <i>[titile of show]</i>.
Heidi Blickenstaff, Jeff Bowen, Hunter Bell and Susan Blackwell in [titile of show]. Photo by Carol Rosegg
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