Thank You for Being a Friend: The Musical to Play the Kraine Theater

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Thank You for Being a Friend: The Musical, a "wholly unauthorized parody" of "The Golden Girls," will begin previews at Off-Broadway's Kraine Theater May 24.

Directed by Nick Brennan, the production will officially open May 31. Performances will continue through July 12.

The cast comprises Lavinia Draper, Chad Ryan, Nick Brennan, Brad Loekle, Jody Wood and Luke Jones.

Thank You for Being a Friend: The Musical features a book by Nick Brennan, lyrics by Luke Jones and music by Jeff Thomson. The musical, according to press notes, concerns "four women over 60  (Blanchette, the varicose-veined vixen; Dorthea, the brainy ball-buster; Roz, the lovable airhead; and Sophie, the wisecracking spitfire) [who] are spending their golden years together in a bungalow in Miami. But when gay pop superstar Lance Bass moves next door, his loud outdoor sex parties keep the quartet of cheesecake-loving retirees awake. The solution pits the gays against the girls at the annual Shady Oaks Retirement Home Talent Show: if the women win, then no more sex parties; if the gays garner top prize, the sassy seniors must serve as the party's clean-up crew."

The production also features choreography by Justin Wingenroth and design by Luke Jones.

Show times are Sundays at 8 PM. The Kraine Theater is located at 85 East 4th Street, between 2nd and 3rd Avenues. Tickets are $20 and are available by calling (212) 352-3101 or by visiting

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