By Michael Gioia
19 Jul 2011
|Photo by Joseph Marzullo/WENN|
Based on the stage show of the same name created by Thomas Kail (In the Heights, Lombardi) and Anthony Veneziale ("Trauma," "The Electric Company"), the single-camera pilot will star Miranda and Utkarsh Ambudkar ("Danni Lowinski"), with Veneziale and Chris “Shockwave” Sullivan ("The Electric Company").
The pilot will feature original music by Miranda and composer-producer Bill Sherman (2008 Tony and Grammy Award for In the Heights, music director for PBS' "Sesame Street" and "The Electric Company").
Jon Steingart, Jill Furman, Jillian Apfelbaum, Kail and Veneziale are executive producers.
The group is scheduled to appear at Bumbershoot 2011 in Seattle in September, and has performed at the Edinburgh International Fringe Festival, the HBO US Comedy Arts Festival, the Melbourne Comedy Festival, Paramount Comedy UK and the Just For Laughs Festival in Montreal.