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."
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.