Ralph Byers Will Be Ben Franklin in New Off-Broadway Musical Money Talks

Off-Broadway News   Ralph Byers Will Be Ben Franklin in New Off-Broadway Musical Money Talks The David Friedman-Peter Kellogg musical will play the Davenport Theatre.
Ralph Byers
Ralph Byers
David Friedman
David Friedman

Visceral Entertainment will present the world premiere of the new musical Money Talks, which begins previews July 10 prior to an official opening July 23 at Off-Broadway's Davenport Theatre, 354 W. 45th St.

Directed and choreographed by Michael Chase Gosselin, the cast will be led by Ralph Byers (The Music Man, Big River) as Ben Franklin with Brennan Caldwell (Baghdaddy), Sandra DeNise (Bright Star, Kinky Boots), and George Merrick (Honeymoon in Vegas, South Pacific).

Money Talks has a book and lyrics by Peter Kellogg, music by David Friedman, and musical direction by David Hancock Turner.

“They say money talks... and this money has a lot to say!” according to press notes. “As the man on the hundred, Ben is not pleased by what he sees in America today and he's done keeping his mouth shut. Over the course of this 90-minute musical comedy, Ben is passed from a hedge fund manager to a stripper, to a judge, to his mistress who’s a nun to ... well, you get the idea. Armed with a lifetime of famous sayings, Ben must convince everyone to change their priorities before it's too late.”

The production will also have scenic design by Ann Beyersdorfer, costume design by Vanessa Leuck, lighting design by Catherine Clark, sound design by Patrick LaChance, projection design by Ido Levran, and casting by Jason Styres, CSA. Carol A. Sullivan is the production stage manager, Gabby Cogan is the associate choreographer, and Evan Bernardin is the general manager.

Tickets can be purchased by visiting Telecharge.com.

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