Shrek's Tartaglia to Present The New Fangled Variety Show at Comix

News   Shrek's Tartaglia to Present The New Fangled Variety Show at Comix Tony nominee John Tartaglia will lead the company of The New Fangled Variety Show at Comix on Aug. 10.

Presented at 7 and 9 PM, The New Fangled Variety Show promises to feature a multimedia mash-up of sketch comedy, puppetry, live original music and video shorts. The performances will also be filmed.

Tartaglia will be joined by current Shrek cast members Bobby Daye (The Color Purple, The Lion King), Aymee Garcia (Avenue Q, Les Misérables), Noah Rivera (Wicked, Hairspray) and Jennifer Simard (Spelling Bee, I Love You, You're Perfect Now Change).

Donna Drake ("Johnny and the Sprites") will direct the show that features head writer and video editor Victor Varnado, writer Karen Sneider, music supervisor Michael Patrick Walker and director of photography Bill Berner.

Executive producers are Michael Lewis, Penny Luedtke, Jayson Raitt and John Tartaglia. Co-executive producers are Harlan Halper and Michael Palitz.

John Tartaglia, who received a Tony nomination for his Broadway debut in Avenue Q, has starred on Broadway in Beauty and the Beast and currently appears as Pinocchio in Shrek the Musical. He is also executive producer and star of Disney Channel's Emmy nominated series "Johnny and the Sprites." For tickets, priced $20 (plus two drink minimum), phone (212) 524-2500 or visit ComixNY. Comix is located at 353 West 14th Street.

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