Christina Bianco to Star in New Comedy APPLICATION PENDING at Westside Theatre
Producers Application Pending LLC, Randi Zuckerberg and Drew Desky, in association with Rose Polidoro/Charles Coplin, announced today the world premiere of APPLICATION PENDING, a new comedy by Greg Edwards & Andy Sandberg about the hilariously cutthroat world of kindergarten admissions at New York private schools.
Directed by Sandberg, APPLICATION PENDING will star Drama Desk nominee Christina Bianco (Forbidden Broadway). Bianco, who became a worldwide YouTube sensation with her diva impression videos, will portray rookie admissions office Christine Evans as well as forty other roles.
Previews begin on January 26, 2015 at the Westside Theatre (407 W 43rd St, New York, NY 10036) and APPLICATION PENDING officially opens on February 10, 2015, playing a limited engagement through April 19, 2015. Tickets are on sale now and can be purchased at Telecharge.com.
Christine Evans (Bianco) is a kindergarten assistant at Edgely Prep, an elite Manhattan private school with an acceptance rate that puts Harvard's to shame. On the day applications are due, Edgely's head of admissions is ousted in a scandal, and Christine is unexpectedly thrust into the job. With phones ringing off the hook, Christine must balance beleaguered applicants, venal administrators, and an army of parents who will stop at nothing to get their kids in.
A timely and incisive comedy, APPLICATION PENDING pokes loving fun at America's obsession with getting our children into the school that will not only teach finger-painting but also determine the rest of their natural lives. This new Off-Broadway play sends up our perceptions about opportunity, how we attain it, and what it ultimately means to be a good parent.
APPLICATION PENDING will be directed by Andy Sandberg (The Last Smoker in America) and will feature scenic design by Colin McGurk, costume design by Tony Award nominee Michael McDonald (Hair), lighting design by Tony Award winner Jeff Croiter (Peter and the Starcatcher), and sound design by Bart Fasbender (Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson). The production stage manager will be Pamela Edington, and Baseline Theatrical will serve as general manager. APPLICATION PENDING is produced by Application Pending LLC, Randi Zuckerberg and Drew Desky, in association with Rose Polidoro/Charles Coplin.
Tickets for APPLICATION PENDING are on sale now and available for purchase through Telecharge.com or by calling Telecharge at 212.239.6200. Tickets are priced at $79. The schedule for APPLICATION PENDING is as follows: Mondays at 7pm, Tuesdays at 7pm, Thursdays at 8pm, Fridays at 8pm, Saturdays at 3pm and 8pm, and Sundays at 3pm and 7pm.