Matthew LaBanca to star in United Solo Theatre Festival's Bestseller GOOD ENOUGH, 9/22-10/7
Good Enough comes to NYC's Theatre Row for two performances this fall: September 22 and October 7. Written and performed by Broadway actor Matthew LaBanca, and directed by Kira Simring, Good Enough is the current Bestseller in the United Solo Theatre Festival.
"Isn't it a virtue to be good and driven? What could be wrong with that?" Told through song, dance, and stories, Good Enough is a one-man show that exposes the anxiety that comes from living a life rooted in other people's approval. As an actor, singer, and dancer for 20 years in the professional theatre, Matthew LaBanca stars in this performance that circles around his Broadway debut in Young Frankenstein. Good Enough follows Matthew's ambitious quest for "success," and reveals the unexpected pitfalls that come from living the "right" life.
Matthew LaBanca made his Broadway debut with Young Frankenstein. He covered the title role, and during previews in NYC, stepped into the part for multiple shows, performing the role to acclaim. Matthew also appeared in the 2009 Broadway company of White Christmas, as well as Children and Art, the Sondheim birthday gala at Broadway's New Amsterdam Theatre. Additional NYC credits include Rebecca (industry presentation @ Lincoln Center), Blood Brothers (APAC), Allegro (APAC), and King Kong (Summerstage). Matthew's National Touring credits include leading roles in productions of Crazy for You, Anything Goes, Joseph...Dreamcoat, and The King and I.
As a classical singer, Matthew has performed with the New York Choral Artists, the choral group that sings with the New York Philharmonic. For several seasons, he was also on the roster for the extras chorus at the Metropolitan Opera House. Matthew's television credits include 30 Rock, MTV's Made, and Live from Lincoln Center. For more, visit www.MatthewLaBanca.com
Kira Simring is Artistic Director of the cell, A Twenty First Century Salon and incubator for new theatrical works. She as been a professional director for over 15 years, working closely with writers to develop and manifest their work. Most recently, she directed the New York Times Critic's Pick Hard Times, An American Musical by Larry Kirwan. Outside of the cell, Kira's direction has been seen in venues throughout NYC, including The New Theatre Row Theatres, City Center's VOX at NYU's Skirball Theatre, The Thalia Theatre at Symphony Space and 80 St. Marks Theatre. Regional venues include CenterStage in Baltimore, New Village Arts in San Diego, and The Connecticut Grand Opera.
United Solo, the world's largest solo theatre festival, celebrates its 5th anniversary season. Located at Theatre Row in the heart of the Theatre District on 42nd Street, United Solo has found a unique place on New York's cultural map, with a loyal audience, extensive media coverage, and enthusiastic interest among solo performers.