New Musical Play It Cool Will Play It Off-Broadway in September

News   New Musical Play It Cool Will Play It Off-Broadway in September
Play It Cool, which was part of the National Alliance for Musical Theatre's 22nd annual festival in 2010, will arrive Off-Broadway in September.

Director Sharon Rosen
Director Sharon Rosen

The new musical will begin previews at Theatre Row's Acorn Theatre Sept. 2.

The hot jazz-influenced musical was conceived by Larry Dean Harris and features a book by Martin Casella and Larry Dean Harris, lyrics by Mark Winkler, music by Phillp Swann with additional music by Jim Andron, Michael Cruz, Marilyn Harris, Emilio Palame and Larry Steelman.

Sharon Rosen will direct a cast to be announced. Choreography is by Marc Kimelman.

Producer is Mary’s Hideaway, LLC.

"Sexy… sultry…repressive – Hollywood 1953, an underground nightclub where everyone’s got a secret," press notes state. "At Mary’s Hideaway, it was a place for sizzling jazz and for the ambitious people who are finding the courage to be who they are. It is the noir time of the ‘50’s, and the laws governing gay and lesbian clubs, produced every glance that had a double meaning and the words that were innuendo. Here everything had to be done to the strict code. These are some of the people who had the guts to break the rules."

Show times will be Tuesday at 7 PM, Wednesday at 2 PM and 8 PM, Thursday and Friday at 8 PM, Saturday at 2 PM and 8 PM and Sunday at 3 PM and 7 PM.

Theatre Row's Acorn Theatre is located at 410 West 42nd Street. Tickets are $65 and can be purchased at the Theatre Row Box Office or through TeleCharge by calling (212) 239-6200 or online at


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