New Musical Glimpses of the Moon to Play the Algonquin

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Glimpses of the Moon, which is tagged "A Jazz Age Musical," will play Monday nights at the Algonquin Hotel's Oak Room beginning Jan. 14, 2008.

Directed by Marc Bruni, the new musical will officially open Jan. 21 and will play a limited engagement through March 3. Casting will be announced shortly; each performance will feature a special guest star from the cabaret world. Based on the novel by Edith Wharton, Glimpses of the Moon features music by John Mercurio and book and lyrics by Tajlei Levis. The musical, according to press notes, follows "the jazzy whirl of Manhattan society, from champagne-soaked dinner parties, to luxurious vacation cottages and back to New York's elegant hotels. [The musical concerns the] popular but penniless Suzy Branch and her friend Nick Lansing [who] devise the ultimate fund-raising scheme: to marry and live off the wedding gifts while they help one another find suitable millionaires. The plan works perfectly — until they fall in love."

Show times are Mondays at 8 PM. Tickets, priced $50 (plus a $30 food-drink minimum or a $50 prix fixe dinner), are available by calling (212) 419-9331 or by e-mailing

The Oak Room is located within the Algonquin Hotel at 59 West 44th Street, between 5th and 6th Avenues. For more information visit

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