Striking 12 — with GrooveLily — to Play Daryl Roth Theatre

News   Striking 12 — with GrooveLily — to Play Daryl Roth Theatre Tony Award winner Ted Sperling will direct the Off-Broadway premiere of Striking 12, the new musical starring the indie pop-rock band GrooveLily.

The musical — which was penned by Brendan Milburn (book, music and lyrics), Rachel Sheinkin (book) and Valerie Vigoda (book, music and lyrics) — will play a limited engagement at the Daryl Roth Theatre beginning Nov. 6. With an official opening Nov. 12, the production is scheduled to run through Dec. 31.

GrooveLily features Gene Lewin (drums/vocals), Brendan Milburn (keyboards/vocals) and Valerie Vigoda (electric violin/vocals).

Striking 12, according to press notes, is the story of "a Grumpy Guy who decides to avoid the hectic, loveless world on New Year's Eve, until he’s visited by an incandescent salesgirl with the promise to chase away his winter doldrums." The musical, which combines "pop-rock, musical comedy and old-fashioned uplift," made its New York premiere in December 2005 at the Ars Nova; the musical has also been seen in regional engagements throughout the country.

The creative team comprises David Korins (scenic design), Tobin Ost (costume design), Michael Gilliam (lighting design) and Rob Killenberger (sound design). Nancy Nagel Gibbs produces.

The Daryl Roth Theatre is located in Manhattan at 101 E. 15th Street. Tickets, priced $35-$75, will be available beginning Oct. 12 by calling (212) 239-6200. The theatre's box office will open for business Oct. 23. For more information visit www.striking12.com.

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The original cast recording of Striking 12 is available on the PS Classics label.

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