Walmartopia Appears on Fox Business Network Oct. 17; Cast Recording Forthcoming

News   Walmartopia Appears on Fox Business Network Oct. 17; Cast Recording Forthcoming
 
Off-Broadway's Walmartopia will celebrate the launch of the new Fox Business Network by performing a selection from the Off-Broadway production during an Oct. 17 broadcast.

The network's "Happy Hour," which airs daily at 5 PM, will host the cast of Walmartopia performing the production's complete opening number, "A New Age Has Begun."

Walmartopia will also head into the recording studio in the near future to lay down the original cast recording of the Off-Broadway tuner.

Walmartopia, penned by Catherine Capellaro (book) and Andrew Rohn (music and lyrics), "tells the hilarious and timely tale of Vicki Latrell, a single mom and Wal-Mart employee who speaks out against her company's working conditions and finds herself and her young daughter jettisoned to 2037, into a future where Wal-Mart dominates the entire world," production notes state.

Cheryl Freeman (The Civil War) and Nikki M. James (All Shook Up) play the mother and daughter who figure into the satirical musical. Freeman and James are joined by Sarah Bolt, Bradley Dean (Company), Stephen DeRosa (Into the Woods, Hairspray), John Jellison (All Shook Up), DeMond B. Nason, Andrew Polk, Pearl Sun (How the Grinch Stole Christmas!), Scotty Watson and Helene Yorke.

Walmartopia features direction by Daniel Goldstein, with choreography by Wendy Seyb and musical direction by August Eriksmoen. The Walmartopia creative team includes David Korins (sets), Miranda Hoffman (costumes) and Ben Stanton (lights), and is produced by WMtopia, LLC.

Walmartopia plays the following performance schedule: Tuesdays through Saturdays at 8 PM, Sundays at 7 PM, with matinees on Saturdays and Sundays at 3 PM. Tickets are priced at $65 & $45, and may be purchased online at Ticketmaster.com or by calling (212) 307-4100.

For more information, visit www.walmartopia.com.

Minetta Lane Theatre is located at 18 Minetta Lane in Greenwich Village.

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