La Toya Jackson to Join Cast of NEWSICAL THE MUSICAL, Begin. 9/3
In September, La Toya Jackson goes where no Jackson has ever gone before - the New York stage! For one week only beginning Tuesday, September 3rd, the singer/actress/business woman/reality star and former model will join the cast of off Broadway's smash comedy, NEWSical The Musical. NEWSical The Musical is the forever changing, completely un-sanitized musical mockery of all the news that's fit to spoof. From Honey Boo Boo to Paula Deen, Andrew Weiner to A-Rod, marriage equality to Kim and Kanye's baby North West, NEWSical The Musical sets all of today's biggest pop culture headlines to song. NEWSical The Musical plays daily (except Thursdays) at Theatre Row on 42nd Street.
"42nd street will shine brighter then it ever has before," predicts the show's producer, Tom D'Angora. "La Toya will do what the Jackson family does better then anyone else in the world: entertain!"
La Toya Jackson is the latest star to grace the NEWSical The Musical stage. Previously, celebrity gossip guru Perez Hilton joined the show for a limited run, as did Broadway's original Annie, Andrea McArdle, Saturday Night Live's Cheri Oteri, and Carson Kressley. Miss Jackson will follow Emmy Award Winning television star Jackée who is set to take the NEWSical stage on August 23rd.
The fifth child of the Jackson family, La Toya Jackson has released a slew of Billboard charting songs including "Just Wanna Dance" and "Free the World." She has also been featured on several leading reality television shows including NBC's Celebrity Apprentice, America's Next Top Model and RuPaul's Drag Race. Miss Jackson currently stars on her own hit reality show on the Oprah Winfrey Network, Life with La Toya.
NEWSical The Musical features Christine Pedi (Chicago, Sirius XM Host, Talk Radio), Michael West (When Pigs Fly, Forbidden Broadway), Susan Mosher (Hairspray, Suds), David Foley Jr., Kristen Mengelkoch, and Dylan H. Thompson.
Rick Crom is the show's creator and writer. He has appeared on Broadway in Urinetown, Footloose and The Goodbye Girl. On television, Crom appeared on FX's critically acclaimed series Louie starring comedian Louis C.K.
NEWSical The Musical is directed by Mark Waldrop (When Pigs Fly, My Deah, Inventing Avi, Papermill Playhouse's Gypsy) and produced by Tom D'Angora (Naked Boys Singing!, ICONS, Broadway Diva Christmas, Divas I've Done). Rounding out the creative team are Ed Goldschneider (music director), Jason Courson (set designer), and Krystal Roccaro (stage manager).
NEWSical The Musical plays at Theatre Row (410 West 42nd Street). Show times are Monday 8:15pm, Tuesday 8:15pm, Wednesday 8:15pm, Friday 8:15pm, Saturday 3pm & 8:15pm, Sunday 3pm & 7:30pm. Tickets are $85 - $110 and can be purchased through Telecharge.com or by calling (212) 239-6200 or (800) 432-7250. For performance schedule and more information visit www.NEWSicalthemusical.com.