PHOTO CALL: Max Crumm, Lisa Birnbaum, Jason Gotay, George Salazar in New Off-Broadway Musical

By Matthew Blank
25 Mar 2013

Max Crumm, who starred in the most recent Broadway revival of Grease, heads the cast of the new Off-Broadway musical F#%king Up Everything — a winner at the 2009 New York Musical Theatre Festival — which officially opened March 24 at 6 PM at the Elektra Theatre. Read the



Produced by Jeremy Handelman/Off The Leash Productions, the rock musical comedy by David Eric Davis and Sam Forman began previews March 25.



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Dawn Cantwell, Max Crumm, Jason Gotay
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The cast comprises Crumm as Christian Mohammed Schwartzelberg with Lisa Birnbaum, Dawn Cantwell, Katherine Cozumel, Jason Gotay, George Salazar and Douglas Widick.

The new musical has music and lyrics by David Eric Davis and a book by Sam Forman and Davis. It is directed and choreographed by Jen Wineman with orchestrations and music supervision by Matt Hinkley and music direction by Eli Zoller.

F#%king Up Everything is billed as a "rock musical comedy with heart. Set in today's Brooklyn indie music scene, it is an old-fashioned boy-meets-girl love story for the 21st century. When these hipsters aren't true to who they are, they screw up everything. Especially love. And no one screws up more than children’s puppeteer Christian Mohammed Schwartzelberg when he meets singer-songwriter Juliana, the girl of his dreams."

The production also has set design by Deb O, sound design by Mike Tracey, costume design by Melissa Trn, puppet design by David Valentine and lighting design by Joel E. Silver.

The Elektra Theatre is located at 669 8th Avenue, between 42nd and 43rd Streets. Tickets are $25-$79 and can be purchased by calling (866) 811-4111 or visiting f*ckingupeverything.com.