Off-Broadway Evil Dead Musical Hosts Q&A and Signing with Film Stars Nov. 27

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Off-Broadway's Evil Dead The Musical will be visited by stars of the original film at a Nov. 27 post-show discussion and signing.

Betsey Baker, Ellen Sandweiss and Sarah York, who originated the roles of Cheryl, Linda and Shelly, will take part in a talkback session with the audience and sign autographs after the show.

Jenkay LLC, Jeffrey Latimer Entertainment and Just For Laughs Live present the "killer musical," which began previews Oct. 2 and opened Nov. 1 at the New World Stages.

"Evil Dead: The Musical unearths the old familiar story," reveals a press release, "boy and friends take a weekend getaway at abandoned cabin, boy expects to get lucky, boy unleashes ancient evil spirit, friends turn into Candarian Demons, boy fights until dawn to survive."

Christopher Bond and Tony Award winner Hinton Battle ("Dreamgirls," "Idlewild") direct the work, which features a book and lyrics by George Reinblatt, music by Frank Cipolla, Bond, Melissa Morris and Reinblatt with music supervision by Cipolla.

The cast — charged with songs like "All the Men in My Life Keep Getting Killed by Candarian Demons," "Look Who's Evil Now" and "Do the Necronomicon" — includes Ryan Ward (as Ash), Jennifer Byrne (Linda), Jenna Coker (Cheryl), Renee Klapmeyer (Annie/ Shelly), Amy Shute (female understudy), Tom Walker (Ed/ Moose), Brandon Wardell (Scott), Ryan Williams (Fake Shemp/ male understudy) and Darryl Winslow (Jake). Lending a hand to the design of the New York run are David Gallo (sets), Cynthia Nordstrom (costumes), Jason Lyons (lighting), Peter Fitzgerald and Kevin Lacy (sound) with Louis Zakarian (makeup and special effects).

Tickets to Evil Dead: The Musical at New World Stages' Stage 1, 340 West 50th Street (between Eighth and Ninth Avenues) are available by calling (212) 239-6200 or at the box office. "Splatter Zone" tickets – in the front rows of the theater – will be available for $29. (Patrons in that area "should be prepared for a bloody good time and dress accordingly"). For more information, visit

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