Brenda Braxton and Catherine Porter Are on the Prowl in Cougar the Musical, Opening Off-Broadway Aug. 26

Cougar the Musical, which is directed by Tony nominee Lynne Taylor-Corbett, officially opens in its Off-Broadway premiere Aug. 26 at 2 PM following previews that began Aug. 10 at St. Luke's Theatre.

Babs Winn, Catherine Porter, Brenda Braxton and Danny Bernardy
Babs Winn, Catherine Porter, Brenda Braxton and Danny Bernardy

The open-ended production features Danny Bernardy, Brenda Braxton, Catherine Porter and Babs Winn.

Cougar The Musical, which was penned by Donna Moore, "unleashes three divine but disillusioned women who develop a taste for hot, young men," according to production notes. "They let their inner cougar roar and purr, finding self-love and empowerment in the process. The sexy, ferocious cast of three fabulous-over-40 women and one multi-talented boy toy sing and dance their way through a satiating range of original songs, from grinding blues, to doo-wop, to pop to 'Julio' — a romantic ballad, sung to a vibrator."

The creative team includes musical director Jana Zielonka, set designer and sound designer Josh Iacovelli and costume designer Dustin Cross.

Taylor-Corbett was the director/choreographer for Broadway's Swing!, for which she received two Tony nominations. Most recently, she opened Kurt Weill’s theatre-dance drama, The Seven Deadly Sins at the New York City Ballet, with Patti LuPone in the role of Anna 1. She has choreographed several feature films, including the original " Footloose" and "Bewitched," and has directed plays and musicals all over the world.

Moore was a child star on the Emmy Award-winning 70′s TV show, "Zoom." A graduate of NYU Drama School, Moore has done stand-up comedy, national commercials, concerts, political comedy troupes and enjoyed a three-and-a-half year stint at Don’t Tell Mama, where Cougar the Musical was conceived. She is currently writing I Need A Lawyer Or A Hit Man. Running time is 90 minutes.

Show times are Wednesday at 8 PM, Friday 8 PM and Saturday and Sunday at 2 PM.

St. Luke’s Theatre is located at 308 West 46th Street. Tickets are $39.50-$89.50 and can be purchased at or by calling (212) 239-6200.

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