Comedy Revue Til Divorce Do Us Part Will Open Off-Broadway in February; Mark Waldrop Directs

Til Divorce Do Us Part: The Musical, an original musical comedy revue based on the real-life story of Ruthe Ponturo, who wrote the piece while going through her divorce from a Broadway producer, will begin performances Feb. 7, prior to an official opening Feb. 18, at the DR2 Theatre.

Dana Wilson, Erin Maguire and Gretchen Wylder
Dana Wilson, Erin Maguire and Gretchen Wylder (Photo by Janine N. Ajamian)

Mark Waldrop ( Bea Arthur on Broadway) will direct Til Divorce Do Us Part — presented by Rosemary Kalikow, Leslie Simpson, 3 Cats Productions and Dean A.Carpenter — which features a concept, lyrics and choreography by Ruthe Ponturo and music by John Thomas Fischer.

The cast includes Fischer, Martin Landry, Erin Maguire, Dana Wilson and Gretchen Wylder.

Til Divorce Do Us Part: The Musical, according to press notes, "is inspired by the true story of Ms. Ponturo, a Broadway producer's wife who was unceremoniously dumped by her husband after decades of marriage. Determined to celebrate a new chapter in her life, Ponturo's character turns to her wickedly witty friends, who together sing, dance and laugh their way through the ripple effects of divorce and self-discovery in this musical comedy revue."

Other members of the creative team include set designer Mitchell Greenberg, lighting designer Julie Duro and sound designer Nevin Steinberg. Costumes are by Tony Award winner Paloma Young and Ashley Rose Horton.

An earlier incarnation of Til Divorce Do Us Part: The Musical played eight sold-out showcase performances at the Triad in 2013.

The DR2 Theatre is locatd at 103 East 15th Street at Union Square. For tickets, call (212) 239-6200 or visit For more information, visit