[title of show], With D'Abruzzo and Howes, Extends in St. Louis

News   [title of show], With D'Abruzzo and Howes, Extends in St. Louis
 
The St. Louis Repertory Theatre production of [title of show], starring Tony nominee Stephanie D'Abruzzo, has extended its run through Feb. 7.

Victoria Bussert directs the meta-musical that opened Jan. 15 and was originally scheduled to conclude Jan. 31. Ticket demand prompted the additional week of performances in the Rep's studio space.

[title of show] has music and lyrics by Jeff Bowen and a Tony-nominated book by Hunter Bell. The Tony-nominated little-musical-that-could premiered Off-Broadway in 2006 and made the move uptown to Broadway's Lyceum Theatre for a brief run in 2008.

The cast features D'Abruzzo (Avenue Q) as Susan with Benjamin Howes (original Broadway [tos] standby) as Jeff, Ben Nordstrom (Rep's Guys and Dolls) as Hunter and Amy Justman (White Christmas) as Heidi.

David Horstman serves as musical director on the production with scenic design by Scott C. Neal, costume design by Betsy Karusnick, lighting design by John Wylie and sound design by Rusty Wandall.

According to press notes, [title of show] is "a new musical about two hyper-talented young songwriters in New York trying to write a new musical about two hyper-talented young songwriters in New York. With a couple of actress friends in tow, they’re on a true Cinderella journey from the unemployment line to the Great White Way, picking up tips on defeating 'vampires' who'd sap your will to live and why it's more important to be nine people's favorite thing than a hundred people's ninth favorite thing." For tickets phone (314) 968-4925 or visit The Rep's online box office at RepStl.

Benjamin Howes (as Jeff) and Ben Nordstrom (as Hunter) in <i>[title of show]</i>
Benjamin Howes (as Jeff) and Ben Nordstrom (as Hunter) in [title of show] Photo by Jerry Naunheim, Jr.
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