The cast will feature Nick Wyman (Catch Me If You Can), 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 1890’s Paris."
The production will also feature set design by Andrea Mincic and costumes by Kristina Makowski.
The Schulberts and Robert Dragotta are producing with Stephen Hanks and Diane Proctor as co-producers.
Show times will be Thursdays at 7:30 PM, Fridays at 8 PM, Saturdays at 3 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.