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Altar Boyz Plays 500th Show on Friday, May 12

Ken Davenport and Robyn Goodman, in association with Walt Grossman, Ruth Hendel, Sharon Karmazin, Matt Murphy and Mark Shacket, proudly announce that ALTAR BOYZ will play its 500th performance on Friday, May 12th.

Altar Boyz, the acclaimed musical comedy at New World Stages, winner of the coveted Outer Critics Circle Award for Best Musical Off-Broadway, is the longest running new musical comedy to open in New York in years, having just celebrated its first anniversary! Now, it joins I Love You, You're Perfect, Now Change and Forbidden Broadway, becoming the third longest running musical off-Broadway musical currently on the boards.

Full of sharp parody, sinfully spectacular dancing, and irreverent humor, this spoof about a heavenly guy-group is adored by audiences and critics alike. With an extraordinary mix of side-splitting songs "convincing enough to be played on MTV," uncontrollable laughs and lighthearted fun, this award-winning and totally original new musical is "90 minutes of pure delight" that's suitable for all ages and will have "the whole family laughing and singing along." Altar Boyz opened April 12th at ChungMu Art Hall, Seoul, Korea; a National Tour kicks off in Chicago in October.

Among the devoted fans of Altar Boyz, known as Altarholics, are such bold-faced names as Ana Gasteyer ("Saturday Night Live"), Anthony Rapp and Rosario Dawson (Rent film), Carson Kressley and Jai Rodriquez ("Queer Eye"), Christine Ebersole, Frances Sternhagen, Cynthia Nixon, David Hyde Pierce, Ellen Greene, Jason Kidd (NJ Nets), Jeff Timmons (98 Degrees), Joan Rivers, John Kander (Cabaret, Chicago), Kathy Bates, Kevin Bacon, Liza Minnelli, Mario Cantone, Michael Cerveris (Sweeney Todd), Ricky Paull Goldin ("Guiding Light"), Rosie O'Donnell, Simon Russell Beale, Stephen Schwartz (Wicked), Stephen Sondheim, Tommy Tune, Twyla Tharp and countless others who have seen the show over and over. Visit them and more at www.altarholics.com

Altar Boyz features Jason Celaya, Ryan Duncan, Tyler Maynard, Andrew C. Call, and Dennis Moench, and is directed by Stafford Arima and choreographed by Christopher Gattelli, with music & lyrics by Gary Adler and Michael Patrick Walker with book by Kevin Del Aguila, based on a concept by Marc Kessler and Ken Davenport.

Performances are Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday at 8 pm, Saturday at 2pm & 8pm, and Sunday at 3pm & 7pm, at New World Stages, formerly Dodger Stages, (340 West 50th Street, just west of Eighth Avenue). Tickets are $25 to $75. ($1 Restoration charge included). Tickets may be ordered online at www.telecharge.com or by phone at 212/239-6200. For more information, visit www.altarboyz.com


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