Shaddow, Rogers, Keller, Fox and Grandy Explore Idaho! Beginning Sept. 25

News   Shaddow, Rogers, Keller, Fox and Grandy Explore Idaho! Beginning Sept. 25 The New York Musical Theater Festival's production of Idaho!, tagged "The Comedy Musical," begins performances at Off-Broadway's 37 Arts Theatre Sept. 25.

Directed by Matt Lenz and choreographed by Michele Lynch, the cast features Rob Sutton (Mamma Mia! in Las Vegas, Beauty and the Beast), Elena Shaddow (Light in the Piazza tour, The Woman in White), Beth Curry (Legally Blonde), Stacy Todd Holt (Cry-Baby), Bill Nolte (The Producers), Jennifer Perry (Mamma Mia! in Las Vegas), Jay Rogers (The New Century, When Pig's Fly), Ramona Keller (Caroline, or Change), James Tabeek (Taboo), Blake Hammond (Hairspray), Robbie Roby (Hairspray), Wendy Fox (Rent), Joe Grandy (Sound of Music, Lyric Theatre of Oklahoma), Jessica Hershberg (Beauty and the Beast at MUNY), Holly Holcomb (Of Thee I Sing), Daniel Frank Kelley (Parade tour) and Jessica Sheridan (Les Miserables). Performances continue through Oct. 4.

Idaho! features book, music and lyrics by Buddy Sheffield and music by Keith Thompson. The musical, according to press notes, "is a tale of love and sex on the prairie baked to bawdy perfection and set during the 'Golden era' of Broadway. From a land where men were men, women were for sale to the highest bidder and the laws of musical comedy were meant to be broken, Idaho! is an original 'high-steppin' song and dance musical ripped from the earth like a fresh dug spud."

The creative team also includes musical director Christopher Littlefield, set designer Charlie Smith, lighting designer Julie Duro, costume designer Linda Fisher and sound designer Lew Mead.

Show times are Sept. 25 at 8 PM, Sept. 26 at 5 PM, Sept. 28 at 5 and 9 PM, Sept. 30 at 9 PM and Oct. 4 at 9 PM.

Tickets, priced $20, are available by calling (212) 352-3101 or by visiting www.nymf.org. 37 Arts Theatre is located in Manhattan at 450 West 37th Street. For more information visit www.IdahoMusical.com.

<i>Idaho</i> stars: Blake Hammond, Beth Curry, Jennifer Perry, Stacey Todd Holt, Elena Shaddow, and Rob Sutton.
Idaho stars: Blake Hammond, Beth Curry, Jennifer Perry, Stacey Todd Holt, Elena Shaddow, and Rob Sutton. Photo by Richard Termine