By Michael Gioia
19 Jan 2013
The production, which features hit songs from the 80s, 90s and today, plays a limited Off-Broadway run with an opening night set for Feb. 9.
Here's how the show is billed: "Ever wanted to go back in time? Now's your chance! Get on board the Totally Tubular Time Machine — NYC's only interactive, inter-galactic, pop music experience! TTTM is a reality based pop musical that allows you to time travel and party up-close and personal with a cast of 'celebrity pop stars' (past and present) performing your favorite hits live. Madonna, Michael Jackson, Lady Gaga and more! It's Back to the Future meets the MTV Music Awards, and you're the star in this totally immersive, radical mash-up of pop music from the 80s, 90s and today!"
"After you step out of the time machine you'll witness the unfolding of Hollywood rumors that still make headlines," added co-creator and producer Denise Fennell in an earlier statement. "Ask Britney why she shaved her head or watch Madonna and Lady Gaga discussing whether or not the beat to 'Express Yourself' was stolen. Maybe you'll want to ask Justin Bieber about why he and Selena broke up, or maybe, just start a rumor yourself. It's a chance to experience celebrity culture in a way that's usually only ever seen in the tabloids."
The production, co-created by producers Watman and Fennell as well as director Suzanna Melendez, features music direction by Lynn Portas, set design by Lauren Helpern, costume design by Sarah Cogan, choreography by DanceMolinari NYC/LA, lighting design by Traci Klainer Polimeni, music design and arrangements by Terry Fabrizio, sound engineering by Sound Solutions and production management by Concetta Rose Rella.
Performances of Totally Tubular Time Machine are held every Saturday at 8 PM. For tickets, which include admission to the nightclub after the show, click here.
Culture Club is located at 20 West 39th Street (between 5th & 6th Avenues). For more information, call (212) 921-1999 or visit TotallyTubularNYC.com.