The Fartiste, With Nick Wyman, Lindsay Roginski, Herndon Lackey, Begins Off-Broadway Oct. 13
By Andrew Gans
The Fartiste, billed as a "musical comedy for all ages," begins previews Off-Broadway at Sofia's Downstairs Oct. 13 with an official opening scheduled for Oct. 27.
The cast features Nick Wyman (Catch Me If You Can), Kevin Kraft, Lindsay Roginski (Chicago), Herndon Lackey (LoveMusik), Analisa Leaming, Rachel Kopf and sound effects artist Steven Scott. John Gould Rubin directs the production with choreography by Richard Move.
With book by Charlie Schulman and music and lyrics by Michael Roberts, The Fartiste was performed at the NYC International Fringe Festival in 2006 where it received the award of Outstanding Musical. Based on a true story, the musical, according to press notes, concerns "Joseph Pujol, whose musical derriere propelled him to being the highest-paid performer at the Moulin Rouge in 1890s Paris."
The production also features set design by Andrea Mincic and costumes by Kristina Makowski. Rachel Kaufman serves as musical director.
The Schulberts and Robert Dragotta are producing with Stephen Hanks and Diane Proctor as co-producers.
Show times are Thursdays at 7:30 PM, Fridays at 8 PM, Saturdays at 2 PM and 8 PM and Sundays at 3 PM. A French buffet will be served with doors opening one hour prior to the performances for lunch/dinner.
Sofia’s Downstairs is located at 221 West 46th Street. Tickets are priced $79 (which includes dinner) and $65 for show only. Tickets are available by phone at (212) 947-9300 from 10 AM-6 PM and through www.thefartiste.com or www.entertainmentevents.com.
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