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Photo Coverage: Five Course Love Opening Night Party

The new musical comedy Five Course Love, with book, lyrics and music by Gregg Coffin, opened on Sunday, October 16th at the Minetta Lane Theatre (18 Minetta Lane, between 6th Ave. and McDougal St). Directed by Emma Griffin and presented by the Geva Theatre Center, the show is making its New York premiere after hit runs at the Geva in Rochester, New York and at the Sacramento Theatre Company.

The show features Heather Ayers (Forbidden Broadway, Pardon My English), John Bolton (Spamalot, Contact, Titanic) and Jeff Gurner (The Lion King) in its three-person cast; the musical is choreographed by Mindy Cooper.

"Five dates. Five restaurants. One chance at love. Five Course Love is a new musical that is equal parts comedy and music with heaping portions of that elusive search for love thrown in for good measure. Three actors portray fifteen characters whose amorous combinations are played out in this high-energy screwball comedy using an array of musical styles," according to production notes.

The performance schedule is Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays & Fridays at 8:00PM, Saturdays at 3:00PM & 8:00PM and Sundays at 3:00PM & 7:00PM. There are no Wednesday performances. Tickets are priced at $65 and may be purchased online at Ticketmaster.com or by calling (212) 307-4100. Rush tickets ($25) are available at the box office day of performance. For group sales, call (212) 889-4300.

Photo Coverage: Five Course Love Opening Night Party
John Bolton

Photo Coverage: Five Course Love Opening Night Party
Composer, lyricist and bookwriter Gregg Coffin and Mark Cuddy, artistic director of the Geva Theatre Center


Photo Coverage: Five Course Love Opening Night Party
Clockwise from top: Director Emma Griffin, Gregg Coffin, choreographer Mindy Cooper, Jeff Gurner, Heather Ayers and John Bolton

Photo Coverage: Five Course Love Opening Night Party



Photo Coverage: Five Course Love Opening Night Party
Griffin with her mother

Photo Coverage: Five Course Love Opening Night Party
Gurner with his parents, Larry and Lennie

Photo Coverage: Five Course Love Opening Night Party
Heather Ayers with sister Becca and Jordan Gelber (both of Avenue Q)

Photo Coverage: Five Course Love Opening Night Party

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Ben Strothmann Ben Strothmann has been a portrait and theatrical photographer since 1995. Since building his first darkroom in his hometown of Milwaukee WI, his portrait studio now looks out over Manhattan where he shoots headshots and production photos. Born to a famous cheesecake lady (Suzy Strothmann of Suzy's Cream Cheesecakes), Ben is also an actor and pianist. Currently he lives in Astoria and studies guitar and Icelandic. Ben is also a volunteer for The Heart Gallery (heartgallerynyc.org) and helps NYC foster children find permanent, loving families. Ben is proud to be a part of the world famous singing waitstaff at Ellen's Stardust Diner. See www.benstrothmann.com for more info.


 
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