"The Eyes Are The First Thing To Go takes a comic look at middle-age, from ticking biological clocks and radical life changes to Empty Nest Syndrome and a trip to the proctologist," according to production notes. "The Eyes also explores the more delicate issues of identity and of aging parents. Songs include 'Late Night Chat,' 'Am I Anyone Now?,' 'Weekend Warriors' and 'I Quit!'"
The revue has book, music and lyrics by veteran Broadway performers Jim and Bob Walton. Together, the brothers' writing credits include Double Trouble (A Musical Tour de Farce) and the musical cabaret My Brother's Keeper.
The cast features Broadway and Off-Broadway stars Pamela Myers (Company), Beth Leavel (42nd St., Crazy For You), David Hibbard (A Class Act, Cats), Joseph Kolinski (Titanic, Les Miz), Laurie Walton (Show Boat) and Tim Cross (Boobs! The Musical).
Mark Waldrop (Bette Midler's Divine Miss Millennium Tour, Bea Arthur on Broadway) directs. Waldrop also directed and provided book and lyrics for When Pigs Fly. Choreography is by Peggy Hickey. Musical supervisor is Kim Steiner (I Love You, You're Perfect, Now Change, Forbidden Broadwat).
Performances play the 45th Street Theatre (Primary Stages), 354 W. 45th Street, Sept. 22 at 8 PM, Sept. 28 at 9:30 PM, Sept. 30 at 8 PM, Oct. 1 at 4:30 PM, Oct. 2 at 8 PM and Oct. 3 at 4:30 PM. Tickets are $15 and are available by calling (212) 352 3101.
For more information, visit www.nymf.org or www.thewaltonbrothers.com.