[title of show] to Make Australian Premiere in May; Casting Announced

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23 Mar 2010

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Magnormos will present the Australian premiere of the four-person (and one musical director) Broadway musical [title of show], which is scheduled for a May 3-15 run in Melbourne.

Directed by Aaron Joyner, the cast will feature Priscilla Queen of the Desert the Musical's David Spencer as Jeff, Michael Lindner (Mary Poppins) as Hunter, Laura Fitzpatrick (The Thing About Men) as Susan and Lara Thew (Damn Yankees) as Heidi.

Musical director is Sophie Thomas; Jessica Enes choreographs.

[title of show], according to press notes, "follows four friends through a musical theatre obstacle course as they attempt to write their way to Broadway [spoiler alert: they make it!] Uproarious and melodic, [title of show] takes a tongue-in-cheek look into creating something original in a culture of revivals and reality TV."

[title of show] — the new musical that, according to a fan-favorite song in the show, would rather be nine people's favorite thing than 100 people's ninth favorite thing — played its final performance at the Lyceum Theatre Oct. 12, 2008. Following runs at the New York Musical Theatre Festival in 2004 and the Vineyard Theatre in 2006, the entire original cast — including co-creators Jeff Bowen (score) and Hunter Bell (book) as well as co-stars Susan Blackwell and Heidi Blickenstaff — made the leap to the Broadway stage. A Chorus Line's Michael Berresse, who helmed the acclaimed Off-Broadway run, also directed the Broadway version, which featured musical director-arranger Larry Pressgrove onstage playing the electric keyboard. The musical was nominated for a Tony Award for Best Book of a Musical (Bell).



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Established in 2002 Magnormos is a producer of musical theatre with a unique focus on Australian audiences, and Australian writers.