Vanessa Williams Visits Douglas Carter Beane and Lewis Flinn's Lysistrata Jones (Photos)

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Vanessa Williams paid a recent visit to Lysistrata Jones, the new Douglas Carter Beane-Lewis Flinn musical that rips a page out of Aristophanes' ancient comedy about women withholding sex in protest of war.


Here's how Transport Group bills the Off-Broadway musical: "The Athens University basketball team hasn't won a game in 30 years. But when spunky transfer student Lysistrata Jones dares the squad's fed-up girlfriends to stop 'giving it up' to their boyfriends until they win a game, their legendary losing streak could be coming to an end."

Patti Murin leads a cast that features Alexander Aguilar (Uardo), Katie Boren (Lampito Kanagawa), Lindsay Chambers (Robin/Shelley), Max Kumangai (Tyllus), Liz Mikel (Heterai), Kat Nejat (Cleonice), Josh Segarra (Mick), LaQuet Sharnell (Mhyrinne), Jason Tam (Xander), Teddy Toye (Harold) and Alex Wyse (Cinesius). Dan Knechtges (Xanadu, …Spelling Bee) directs and choreographs.

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Lysistrata Jones plays on the basketball court of the Judson Memorial Church Gymnasium at 243 Thompson Street at Washington Square South. Opening night is June 5.

For more information, visit www.transportgroup.org.

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