BWW TV EXCLUSIVE: Broadway Beat Brings You LUCKY GUY!

May 20
12:22 PM 2011

Yee Haw! Lucky Guy, a new musical comedy, written and directed by Willard Beckham, officially opened last night (May 19th) and plays a 12-week engagement through Sunday, July 24th at the Little Shubert Theatre (422 West 42nd Street, between 9th & Dyer Avenues). L. Glenn Poppleton produces. Broadway Beat was on hand for the opening coverage and exclusive performance footage below!

Lucky Guy stars Emmy Award-winner Leslie Jordan ("Will & Grace," My Trip Down the Pink Carpet), Varla Jean Merman (aka Jeffery Roberson) (Chicago, "Ugly Betty"), Kyle Dean Massey (Next To Normal, Wicked), Jenn Colella (Urban Cowboy, High Fidelity), Jim Newman (Curtains, Steel Pier), Savannah Wise (Rock of Ages, Ragtime), and Callan Bergmann, Xavier Cano, Wes Hart and Joshua Woodie as The Buckaroos.

The Lucky Guy creative team includes Rob Bissinger (set design), Paul Miller (lighting design), William Ivey Long (costume design), Kurt Fischer (sound design), A.C. Ciulla (choreography), Todd Ellison (orchestrations and musical supervision) and Mark Hummel (dance arrangements).

Welcome to Nashville - a town full of colorful characters all chasing after the very same dream: a smash hit record. To beat the odds and strike gold (or, better yet, platinum), it takes one great song, serious talent, or lots of luck - and preferably all three. Featuring an array of musical styles with salutes to Country, Broadway, Vaudeville, Bluegrass, Pop, and even Hawaiian, Lucky Guy weaves a tale of down-home dreamers and low-down schemers all willing to do whatever it takes to come out on top in the cut-throat world of Music City, USA.

The performance schedule for Lucky Guy is: Monday, Wednesday-Friday at 8pm; Saturday at 2 & 8pm; Sunday at 2 & 7:30pm. Tickets are $44.00-$86.50 (Premium seating is available) and can be purchased through or at the theatre box office from 12-6pm.

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The all new 20th Anniversary Season of Broadway Beat is here! Broadway Beat is the premier, award-winning half hour television program covering theatre, music and performers. Each week, the show's popular and knowledgeable host, Richard Ridge, takes you behind-the-scenes for a look at the very best of New York Theatre - on Broadway, and beyond. The show always features beautiful footage shot by video veteran Bradshaw Smith. Broadway Beat takes you from the rehearsal studios to opening nights, including in-depth interviews with Tony Award winning stars and directors. Broadway Beat is your front row seat to all the music, all the magic, and all of the magnificent drama that is Broadway.