Hunter Bell, Susan Blackwell, Heidi Blickenstaff and Jeff Bowen will sing what they term (on their website) a "tight 20-minute-set of some out-of-context-musical-theater" at the Tower Records in Lincoln Square (1961 Broadway at 66th Street).
The self-referential musical now plays a commercial run at the Vineyard Theatre through Sept. 9. The original cast album, released July 25 on Ghostlight Records was produced by Joel Moss and Kurt Deustch with musical direction and arrangements by Larry Pressgrove.
The track listing for the album is as follows:
1. Untitled Opening Number
2. Two Nobodies in New York
3. An Original Musical
4. Monkeys and Playbills
5. The Tony Award Song
6. Part of It All
7. I Am Playing Me
8. What Kind of Girl is She?
9. Die Vampire, Die!
10. Filling Out The Form
11. September Song
12. Secondary Characters
13. A Way Back To Then
14. Nine People's Favorite Thing
16. [title of show] - bonus track
Previously seen at the 2004 New York Musical Theatre Festival (NYMF), the new run of the Jeff Bowen and Hunter Bell creation reunites the original cast and creative team. [title of show] - which follows two young writers (who happen to be named Jeff and Hunter) as they "race to write and submit a show to the theatre festival" weeks before the deadline - was born out of just that: Bowen and Bell's race to complete an entry for the aforementioned festival. The musical - which features added material (continuing the musical's own journey following its NYMF run) - also includes two of the scribe's friends who were enlisted for the ride. Bowen (The Who's Tommy) and Bell (Oh, Boy!) star with Susan Blackwell (The Heidi Chronicles) and Heidi Blickenstaff (The Full Monty).
Tony Award nominee Michael Berresse (The Light in the Piazza, Kiss Me Kate) leads the original creative team as the director-choreographer with Larry Pressgrove (Cats, Children's Letters To God) who provides musical arrangements and direction.
Tickets for the new run of [title of show] at the Vineyard Theatre, 108 East 15 St. are on sale through (212) 279-4200. For more information, visit www.vineyardtheatre.org or www.titleofshow.com.