By Andrew Gans
08 Jan 2014
The parody features book, music and lyrics by Nick Brennan and Luke Jones.
Original cast members Chad Ryan, Jones and Brennan are joined by newcomers John De Los Santos and Adrian Rifat.
In Thank You For Being a Friend, press notes state, "four women over 60 (Blanchette, the varicose-veined vixen; Dorthea, the brainy ball-buster; Roz, the lovable airhead; and Sophie, the wisecracking spitfire) are spending their golden years together in a wicker-filled bungalow in Miami. But when gay pop superstar Ricky Martin moves next door, his loud outdoor sex parties keep the quartet of cheesecake-loving retirees awake. The solution pits the gays against the girls at the annual Shady Oaks Retirement Home Talent Show: if the women win, then no more sex parties; if the gays garner top prize, the sassy seniors must serve as the party's clean-up crew. Singing, dancing and hilarity ensues!"
Performances are Wednesdays at 7 PM through Feb. 12.
The Laurie Beechman Theater is located inside The West Bank Cafe at 407 West 42nd Street. Tickets are $20, plus $15 food/drink minimum, and are available at (212) 352-3101 or SpinCycleNYC.com.