ROBIN’S SHOW RECOMMENDATION: NEWSical: Full Speed Ahead
This show is a delight! If you need some levity in your life, and who doesn’t?!….see NEWSICAL! Full of wit, the talented cast does an impressive job particularly with celebrity impersonations of PeeWee Herman, Christina Aguilera (botching the Star Spangled Banner), Liza Minelli and Celine Dion. The political scenarios weren’t as much to my personal liking, but skits, respectively, mocking Arnold Schwarzenegger and Oprah, were clever and riotous. I haven’t laughed that much in a long time!
Pedi (Forbidden Broadway, Talk Radio) leads an ensemble that includes Christina Bianco (Drama Desk nominee, Forbidden Broadway), Michael West (Forbidden Broadway, When Pigs Fly) and John Walton West (Drowsy Chaperone national tour, The Producers National Tour).
Crom received two Drama Desk nominations for his work on NEWSical. He appeared on Broadway in Urinetown, Footloose and The Goodbye Girl. Rounding out the creative team are Ed Goldschneider (music director), Jason Courson (set designer), Josh Starr (lighting designer), David Kaley (costume designer) and Scott Delacruz (stage manager). NEWSical the Musical: Full Spin Ahead is produced by Tom D’Angora (Broadway Diva Christmas, Naked Boys Singing!, Divas I’ve Done) and Elyse Pasquale (Betty Rules).
The show is playing at The Kirk on Theatre Row, 410 West 42nd Street. Tickets may be purchased through Telecharge.com or by calling (212) 279-4200 or (800) 432-7250. For performance schedule and more information, visit http://www.telecharge.com/. You may also visit http://www.newsicalthemusical.com/.