SpongeBob Star Joins World Premiere Concert of Chemical Drive

Cabaret & Concert News   SpongeBob Star Joins World Premiere Concert of Chemical Drive
The show’s score will be performed September 1 in NYC.
Lilli Cooper
Lilli Cooper Peter Carrier

Lilli Cooper, who is scheduled to play the female lead role of Sandy Cheeks in the upcoming Broadway musical SpongeBob Squarepants, has joined the cast of Chemical Drive, a musical that will get its world premiere public hearing September 1 at Feinstein’s/54 Below cabaret in New York.

Also performing Janet Krupin’s score at the 9:30 PM show will be Ari Groover of Broadway’s Holler If Ya Hear Me, plus Tyler Milliron and co-composers Brian Ripps and Gabe Cummins.

According to production notes, Chemical Drive is inspired by the “stranger-than-fiction nuclear history” of Krupin’s hometown, and the music is described as “Cabaret meets Fleetwood Mac.” The evening will feature Krupin and a cast of her Broadway friends portraying “what life might be like if the government were to hire a rock ’n’ roll band to distract from its top-secret operations.”

The performance also features guitarist Brian Ripps and multi-instrumentalist Gabe Cummins. Chris Fink directs, with music direction by Joey Nelan. The concert is being produced by Michael Gioia and AnLi Kelly-Durham.

Feinstein’s/54 Below is located at 254 West 54th Street) in Manhattan. There is a $25-$65 cover charge and a $25 food and beverage minimum. For one week only, August 1–7, a limited number of 35-percent-off discount tickets are available using the code JKRUCD35. Tickets and information can be ordered at 54Below.com.


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