Overtime! Lysistrata Jones Company Reunites for Two Concerts at Joe's Pub April 9

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09 Apr 2012

Josh Segarra
Josh Segarra
Photo by Joan Marcus

The Broadway cast of Lysistrata Jones is "giving it up" April 9 in a concert version of the acclaimed Broadway score at Joe's Pub. Two performances are scheduled, at 7 PM and 9:30 PM.

The downtown concert shows feature composer-lyricist Lewis Flinn onstage with the band and cast (he'll sing two roles). Original title star Patti Murin is in California shooting a sitcom; her role will be performed by her Broadway understudy Libby Servais.

Tickets are $15 advance/$18 at the door and can be purchased at www.joespub.com.

The pop musical inspired by the 411 B.C. comedy Lysistrata, by Aristophanes, has a book by Tony Award nominee Douglas Carter Beane (The Little Dog Laughed, Sister Act, As Bees in Honey Drown). Following a developmental run in Texas, the college-set Lysistrata Jones made its New York City premiere in spring 2011 at a downtown gymnasium in a production by the Transport Group before moving to Broadway. Dan Knechtges directed and choreographed.

The Broadway company of Lysistrata Jones — which played Broadway's Walter Kerr Theatre Nov. 12, 2011-Jan. 8, 2012, earning a rave from the New York Times — included Patti Murin (Lysistrata Jones), Liz Mikel (Hetaira), Josh Segarra (Mick), Jason Tam (Xander), and Lindsay Nicole Chambers (Robin) with Alexander Aguilar ('Uardo), Ato Blankson-Wood (Tyllus), Katie Boren (Lampito), Kat Nejat (Cleonice), LaQuet Sharnell (Myrrhine), Teddy Toye (Harold) and Alex Wyse (Cinesius). Toye and Aguilar are working on the road; songwriter Flinn will sing their roles in the concerts.



Read about the Broadway history of Lysistrata Jones in the Playbill Vault.

In the show, according to production notes, "The Athens University basketball team hasn't won a game in 30 years. But when spunky transfer student Lysistrata Jones dares the squad's fed-up girlfriends to stop 'giving it up' to their boyfriends until they win a game, their legendary losing streak could be coming to an end. In this boisterous new musical comedy, Lyssie J. and her girl-power posse give Aristophanes' classic comedy a sexy, modern twist and take student activism to a whole new level."

Read Playbill.com's Diva Talk interview with Patti Murin. Read Playbill.com's earlier Broadway opening night coverage of the Lysistrata Jones. Read about plans for the show's cast album.

For more information, visit www.LysistrataJones.com.

View Video Highlights from the Broadway production: