Sunday, May 17, 2009
Kraine Theater in New York City Premiers New Musical About "Golden Girls"
The Kraine Theater in New York City, presents the World Premiere of THANK YOU FOR BEING A FRIEND: THE MUSICAL. This unauthorized musical parody inspired by the beloved TV sitcom "The Golden Girls," features book by Nick Brennan, lyrics by Luke Jones and music by Jeff Thomson. Previews begin May 24 with opening night set for May 31.
In THANK YOU FOR BEING A FRIEND: THE MUSICAL, four women over 60 (Blanchette, the varicose-veined vixen; Dorthea, the brainy ball-buster; Roz, the lovable airhead; and Sophie, the wisecracking spitfire) are spending their golden years together in a bungalow in Miami. But when gay pop superstar Lance Bass moves next door, his loud outdoor sex parties keep the quartet of cheesecake-loving retirees awake. The solution pits the gays against the girls at the annual Shady Oaks Retirement Home Talent Show: if the women win, then no more sex parties; if the gays garner top prize, the sassy seniors must serve as the party's clean-up crew. Singing, dancing and hilarity ensues!
This wholly unauthorized parody features original music plus parodies of songs from your favorite Broadway musicals including Dreamgirls, Chicago and 9 to 5. Directed by Nick Brennan, the production stars Lavinia Draper (Therapy Thursdays), Chad Ryan, Nick Brennan (Facts of Life: The Lost Episode), Brad Loekle (Sirius XM Radio's Morning Jolt), Jody Wood and Luke Jones with choreography by Justin Wingenroth and design by Luke Jones.
THANK YOU FOR BEING A FRIEND: THE MUSICAL runs May 24 - July 12, Sundays at 8pm. The Kraine Theater is located at 85 East 4th Street (between 2nd & 3rd Aves. Tickets are $20, available at 212-352-3101 or buy online here.