Danny Quadrino, Andrea Ross and More Set for ALL OF MY FRIENDS ARE WHORES at the Duplex, 4/22
Broadway's Danny Quadrino (Bye Bye Birdie), Andrea Ross (Whistle Down The Wind) andLindsey Carothers (Bring It On) are among the just-announced cast of Pace University students for a one night only concert of songs and monologues by award-winning theater writer Drew Fornarola (COLLEGE The Musical, Molly Shannon's Tilly The Trickster). The show plays at The Duplex Cabaret Theatre (61 Christopher Street at 7th Ave) on April 22nd at 9:30pm. The evening is curated and directed by Joshua W. Kelley, with music direction by Addison O'Donnell, and stage managed by Coleman Annison.
The concert, entitled "All of My Friends Are Whores: Pace Does Drew Fornarola," is an evening of original songs and monologues, and features material that showcases the full breadth of Mr. Fornarola's uniquely eclectic body of work. Joining Quadrino (Bye Bye Birdie, Trouble), Ross (Whistle Down The Wind) andCarothers (Bring It On) are Kevin Shotwell (Bye Bye Birdie), Charles A. Franklin (SCKBSTD), Matthew Farcher (Myths and Hymns) Jessica Osber, Latoya Evans, Scott Lindley, Chandler Reeves, Jessie James Keitel, Cathryn Salamone, Rebeca Radoszkowicz, Kerri George, Ian Fairlee, Lexi Rabadi, Jordan Segal, Claire Charland, and Drew Paramore.
$10 cover plus 2 drink minimum, for reservations visit: http://www.theduplex.com/webcalendar/view_entry.php?id=7611&date=20130422. You can also go the The Duplex's website (www.theduplex.com) or call the club at 212-255-5438.
Drew Fornarola (Writer) is a songwriter and playwright living in New York City. He is currently developing film projects with Dreamworks Animation and a new musical for DreamWorks Theatricals. Other theater includes: Claudio Quest: A Videogame Musical (New Musical Fund Commission, 2010 DC Fringe Best Musical); College The Musical (pub. Dramatic Publishing Company), Thucydides (winner of the Samuel French Play Festival, pub. Samuel French), Vote (for me!): A Musical Debate (commissioned by Robyn Goodman), and the children's shows Uncle Pirate (pub. Samuel French), and Awesome Allie: First Kid Astronaut (pub. Theatrical Rights Worldwide). Drew is currently collaborating with actress Molly Shannon (Saturday Night Live, etc) on a stage adaptation of her children's book, Tilly the Trickster, and his play STRAIGHT is under option by Tony Award-winning producer Andy Sandberg (HAIR). Drew is the winner of the NYMF Award for Excellence in Lyrics, The John Wallowitch Award for songwriting, is a three-time MAC Award nominee and a Richard Rodgers Award finalist. A.B. Princeton University, BMI Workshop alumnus, J.D. Fordham Law (expecTed May '13). www.drewfornarola.com
Joshua W. Kelley (Curator/Director) is an up-and-coming director in the NYC area. SELECT DIRECTING: Harold Pinter's Party Time, Under Your Pillow (World Premiere, Perchance To Dream Theatre), Hardships Jeer Love (World Premiere, Variations Theatre Group), David Mamet's School, and the original musical Exit Row. ASSISTANT DIRECTOR: New York Theatre Barn's production of Tamar of the River Oratorio (dir. Joe Barros), Merrily We Roll Along and Anyone Can Whistle (dir. Amy Rogers), Hello Again (dir. John Ruocco) and The Who's Tommy (dir. Bob Cline). CASTING DIRECTOR: the cell's world premiere production of Jeremy Bloom's Peter/Wendy. CASTING ASSISTANT: Prospect Theater Company's production of Working (Jason Najjoum, Casting Director). Internships with SDC, Daryl Eisenberg Casting, NAMT, Transport Group, ICM, and Harriet Leve Productions. TRAINING: The National Theater Institute at the Eugene O'Neill Theater Center (Advanced Director) and BA Theater Arts (Directing Focus) at Pace University. SDC Associate Member. www.joshuawkelley.com
Photo Credit: Walter McBride