Created by Ben West, the revue will feature nearly 30 songs traditionally performed by women, here sung by West and co-star Selby Brown. In a statement West said, "I have always felt that women have gotten the greatest musical theatre numbers, 'Crossword Puzzle' and 'The Ladies Who Lunch' being just two glaring examples of the many terrific tunes written expressly for female characters. While I was in college, I brought in 'No Man Left for Me' to work on in a lesson and was told: 'You can't sing that; it's a woman's song.' Thus, I give you Man Wanted!, a musical entertainment for everyone who has ever dreamt of being a Broadway diva." Man Wanted! will play through March 14 at Center Stage. Theatregoers can expect to hear such tunes as "No More," "The Money Tree," "Time Heals Everything," "Solid Silver Platform Shoes," "You Can Always Count On Me," "Someone Else's Story," "Paris Original," "Who Will Love Me As I Am" and "I Move On"; the latter was written for the film version of "Chicago."
The creative team for the new revue comprises Brian Swasey (director/choreographer), Seth Bisen-Hersh (music director), Aaron J. Mason (lighting), Ryan Elliot Kravetz (sets) and Susan Barras (costumes).
Center Stage is located in Manhattan at 48 West 21st Street. The show will play Wednesday through Friday evenings at 8 PM, Saturdays at 2 and 8 PM and Sundays at 2 and 7 PM. Tickets, priced at $40, are available by calling (212) 279-4200.