By Matthew Blank
26 May 2011
Armed with a digital camera, Massey documented his morning routines, backstage preparations, between-show activities and a special end-of-night reunion with his Next to Normal family.
Here is a two-show day at Lucky Guy with Kyle Dean Massey:
Massey has appeared on Broadway as Gabe in Next to Normal, Thalia in Xanadu and Fiyero in Wicked. Other work includes Altar Boyz, 42nd Street and "Sex and the City 2."
Here's how the musical comedy written and directed by Willard Beckham is billed: "Welcome to Nashville — a town full of colorful characters all chasing after the very same dream: a smash hit record. To beat the odds and strike gold (or, better yet, platinum), it takes one great song, serious talent, or lots of luck — and preferably all three. Featuring an array of musical styles with salutes to Country, Broadway, Vaudeville, Bluegrass, Pop, and even Hawaiian, Lucky Guy weaves a tale of down-home dreamers and low-down schemers all willing to do whatever it takes to come out on top in the cut-throat world of Music City, USA."
Lucky Guy stars Emmy Award winner Leslie Jordan ("Will & Grace," My Trip Down the Pink Carpet), Varla Jean Merman (aka Jeffery Roberson) (Chicago, "Ugly Betty"), Massey (Next To Normal, Wicked), Jenn Colella (Urban Cowboy, High Fidelity), Jim Newman (Curtains, Steel Pier) and Savannah Wise (Rock of Ages, Ragtime) as Billy Ray's love interest.
The show features a quartet billed as "The Buckaroos," made up of Callan Bergmann, Xavier Cano, Wes Hart and Joshua Woodie.
This week, producer L. Glenn Poppleton announced the closing, stating, "We are very proud of this production at the Little Shubert Theatre and are thrilled that audiences are loving Lucky Guy. Our thanks go out to our amazing cast, crew and production team who have put their hearts into Lucky Guy. We are delighted to announce that the show will be captured on a soon to be released original cast recording."
Tickets are $44-$86.50 (premium seating will also be available) and are now on sale through TeleCharge.com or at (212) 239-6200 and at The Little Shubert Theatre box office (422 W. 42nd Street — between 9th and Dyer Avenues) Monday-Saturday from noon to 6 PM.
Visit Lucky Guy online at www.luckyguythemusical.com.