By Kenneth Jones
09 Apr 2012
|Photo by Joan Marcus|
The downtown concert shows feature composer-lyricist Lewis Flinn onstage with the band and cast (he'll sing two roles). Original title star Patti Murin is in California shooting a sitcom; her role will be performed by her Broadway understudy Libby Servais.
Tickets are $15 advance/$18 at the door and can be purchased at www.joespub.com.
The pop musical inspired by the 411 B.C. comedy Lysistrata, by Aristophanes, has a book by Tony Award nominee Douglas Carter Beane (The Little Dog Laughed, Sister Act, As Bees in Honey Drown). Following a developmental run in Texas, the college-set Lysistrata Jones made its New York City premiere in spring 2011 at a downtown gymnasium in a production by the Transport Group before moving to Broadway. Dan Knechtges directed and choreographed.
In the show, according to production notes, "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. In this boisterous new musical comedy, Lyssie J. and her girl-power posse give Aristophanes' classic comedy a sexy, modern twist and take student activism to a whole new level."
For more information, visit www.LysistrataJones.com.
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