Truckload, which closed after six previews at the Lyceum in 1975, was directed and choreographed by Patricia Birch, composed by Louis St. Louis, assistant directed by James Dybas, orchestrated by Ben Lanzarone and starred, among others, Ilene Graff. All five of these Broadway artists will be part of the 9:30 PM presentation of Runs a Minute to share stories, photos and songs from Truckload. Xanadu's Marty Thomas will also be on hand to sing the title song from the show.
If It Only Even Runs a Minute features rare and inspiring songs, anecdotes, and photos from underappreciated Broadway musicals. Created by Jennifer Ashley Tepper, Kevin Michael Murphy, and Caleb Hoyer, the concerts are part of the 2010 New York Musical Theatre Festival.
The 7 PM concert will feature the talents of Andrew Kober, Anna Stone, Bill Coyne, Carrie Manolakos, Cortney Wolfson, Donna Lynne Champlin, Farah Alvin, Jesse Brickel, Kevin Michael Murphy, Liz Lark Brown, Marla Mindelle, Neva Rae Powers, Peter Link, Rachel Sussman, Ryan Driscoll, Tim Jerome and Tim Shea.
In addition to the Truckload reunion, the 9:30 PM concert will also boast Badia Farha, Ben Lanzarone, Blair Goldberg, Caleb Hoyer, Daniel Mate, Ilene Graff, James Dybas, Jason Michael Snow, Jesse Brickel, John Jeffrey Martin, Katie Schorr, Kenita Miller, Kristen da Costa, Louis St. Louis, Marty Thomas, Nancy Ringham, Natalie Hinds, Patti Murin Holbrook and Sarah Shahinian.
The concerts will feature songs from and stories about 3hree, Birds of Paradise, Cops, December Songs, Dessa Rose, I Love My Wife, King of Hearts, Lestat, The Magic Show, Me And Juliet, The Moony Shapiro Songbook, Nick and Nora, Purlie, Roza, Salvation, Summer of ’42, Thou Shalt Not, Truckload, The Will Rogers Follies, Witches of Eastwick and more. The American Theatre of Actors is located at 314 West 54th Street. Tickets, priced $20, are available by visiting nymf.org/ifitonlyevenruns.