Theatre-Themed Web Sitcom "Breaking In" to Get Screening at New World Stages

News   Theatre-Themed Web Sitcom "Breaking In" to Get Screening at New World Stages The new theatre-themed web sitcom "Breaking In" will have a screening of its pilot, followed by a launch party, April 1 at 9 PM at New World Stages, and will be screened at college campuses across the U.S. the same day.

"Breaking In" — a show about struggling actors putting up a show — comes out with new episodes every month. The episodes can be accessed at YouTube, Google Video or iTunes, and through the show's website at www.breakinginblog.com.

The sitcom is executive produced and created by Ryan J. Davis (director-conceiver of New York Musical Theatre Festival show White Noise) and is written and executive produced by Joe Drymala (book, music and lyrics for White Noise). Eric Svejcar (composer of Caligula) serves as executive producer and music supervisor. Jeffery Self, Justin Thomas and Alex Jensen all serve as producers.

The show stars Brandon Bales as the wannabe director Michael, Justin Lamb as Michael's writer-collaborator Chris, Jeff Hiller as the goofy struggling actor Tommy, Tracee Chimo as the obsessive stage manager Virginia, and Lindsay Wolf as the female lead.

Sara Chase (Slut, Paper Mill's Godspell), Stephen Sislen (composer of Slut), Josh Stein-Sapir and Matthew Marks guest star in the pilot. Seth Bisen-Hersh, a FringeNYC Audience Award Winner for his Meaningless Sex (2003) and The Spickner Spin (2004), composed and performs the show's theme song.

According to press notes, "Breaking In" "is about the shows you'd rather forget and the people you should avoid at all costs, the ones who will put you up in front of an audience under fluorescent lighting singing church-basement music after you've been sexually harassed in the wings. It's about the theatre world not as we'd like it to be, but as it is." New World Stages is located at 340 West 50th Street in Manhattan. Reservations for the free New York screening can be made by emailing breakinginrsvp@gmail.com.