The 2005 New York International Fringe Festival production of Silence! The Musical
Photo by Ben Strothmann
Silence! The Musical, billed as an "unauthorized parody of the 1991 movie of 'The Silence of the Lambs,'" will play an open-ended run Off-Broadway this season.
According to a casting notice, the musical — a winner of the 2005 FringeNYC award for Outstanding Musical — will begin previews at the 45 Bleecker Street Theatre Sept. 6 with an opening on or about Sept. 19. Rehearsals are scheduled to begin Aug. 13.
John Pinckard, Mark Hartman and Brian Nash are producing the New York run of Silence!, which features music and lyrics by Jon Kaplan and Al Kaplan and a book by [title of show]'s Hunter Bell that is based on a screenplay that had been written by the two Kaplans.
Christopher Gattelli will direct and choreograph the Off-Broadway run. Charlie Alterman will be the musical director.
Two staged industry readings of Silence! The Musical were presented in February at the McGinn/Cazale Theatre. Those readings featured the talents of Jenn Harris as Clarice and Paul Kandel as Hannibal Lecter as well as Diedre Goodwin, Lisa Howard, Howard Kaye and Tom Richter. No casting for the commercial run has been announced.
Silence! The Musical, according to press notes for the aforementioned reading, "follows F.B.I. trainee Clarice Starling as she uses her relationship with Dr. Hannibal Lecter to hunt serial killer Buffalo Bill. The production transforms the film's dialogue into a full-scale musical, complete with singing serial killers, unprintable titles, and a chorus of tap-dancing lambs."
You're invited to spend an evening filled with personal tales of difficult choices, bad breaks, worse men and some of the most glorious songs ever written. It's an intimate evening, up close with a legend.
So pull up a chair and order up a drink. Because she's got a life to sing. Tickets as low as $85!
Fuerza Bruta Wayra
Here Lies Love
On The Town
Piece of My Heart
Scenes From A Marriage
Sex With Strangers
The Country House
The Good and The True
This is Our Youth
You Can't Take It With You