Blank!, Off-Broadway's Interactive Musical Using a Mobile App, Opens Tonight

News   Blank!, Off-Broadway's Interactive Musical Using a Mobile App, Opens Tonight
The interactive theatrical event Blank! The Musical officially opens Nov. 17, following previews that began Nov. 1, at Off-Broadway's New World Stages.

Katie Dufrense
Katie Dufrense

The cast comprises musical improvisers from around the country, including Katie Dufrense, Nicole C. Hastings, Tessa Hersh, Andrew Knox, TJ Mannix, Matthew Van Colton and Douglas Widick.

The six-week limited engagement continues through Dec. 14.

Blank! is created by Michael Girts, T.J. Shanoff (director) and Mike Descoteaux (musical director) and executive-produced by Matt Britten.

At Blank! The Musical, according to press notes, "the power to build your dream Broadway show is in your hands. Bring your friends, get out your smartphone, and vote with the audience to fill in the blanks. Choose a title. Write lyrics. Compose the score. Then it's curtain time and away we in awe as actors, musicians, and a Tony Award®-winning design team bring your musical to life on the spot, complete with show-stopping singing, dazzling dancing, and of course, laugh-out-loud comedy. Will you write the next Wicked, Les Miz, or Book of Mormon? The results are always hilarious. A night at the theater has never been so much fun!"

Utilizing a specially designed mobile app, Blank! marks the debut of a new "stage and screen" technology. Developed in partnership with Livecube, this mobile technology allows audience members to direct the action, simply by using their mobile phones.

The design team includes Tony Award winner Jeff Croiter and Matt Kraus. Blank! has partnered with app designer Livecube, improv partners Uprights Citizens Brigade and ImprovBoston and is being general-managed by Eva Price at Maximum Entertainment Productions.

New World Stages is located 340 West 50th Street. For more information, visit

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