Alan Cumming, Christian Campbell and Thomas Dekker Will Star in One-Night-Only Concert of Reefer Madness

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01 Apr 2014

Alan Cumming
Alan Cumming
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A one-night-only benefit concert of the cult classic Reefer Madness will be held at New World Stages April 19 at 11:59 PM.

The concert will feature Tony winner Alan Cumming (Cabaret, The Threepenny Opera), Christian Campbell ("Reefer Madness: The Movie Musical," "Big Love") and Thomas Dekker ("The Secret Circle," "A Nightmare on Elm Street").

The concert, directed by Ilana Ransom Toeplitz and produced by Shoshana Feinstein, will benefit Baby Quest Foundation.  

The musical, which features lyrics by Kevin Murphy, music by Dan Studney and book by Murphy and Studney, was adapted into a film in 2005, featuring Kristen Bell, Ana Gasteyer and Amy Spanger

Here's how the event is billed: "Since its original Off-Broadway production in 2001, this award-winning musical has taken the world by storm and achieved a cult status in the vein of Rocky Horror and Hedwig and the Angry Inch, due in large to the successful award-winning Sundance film (also starring Cumming & Campbell). Inspired by the 1936 film of the same name, this raucous musical comedy takes a tongue-in-cheek look at the hysteria caused when clean-cut kids fall prey to marijuana, leading them on a hysterical downward spiral filled with evil jazz music, sex and violence."

Additional casting will be announced at a later date. 

Tickets go on sale to the general public April 2 at 10 AM. A limited number of $25 "Reefer Den” tickets will be sold, for which participants will be able to watch the concert live-streamed from the New World Stages foyer, complete with a cash bar and surprise guest appearances.

For more information visit ReeferMadnessMusical.com and babyquestfoundation.org.