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POSSIBILITY JUNKIE is a new musical by David Ippolito (music, lyrics, book) and directed by Gretchen Cryer ("I'm Getting My Act Together and Taking It On the Road"), who co-authored the book.

Cast: Jillian Louis, Joel Hurt Jones, Rob Barnes, David Ippolito, JC Hall, Teresa Reynolds, Vanessa Theus. Choreography by David Eggers. Musical Director Michael Thomas Murray.

POSSIBILITY JUNKIE runs through Oct 20 at Theater for the New City (155 First Ave).

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".. a magnificent new play.. a slam dunk home run! ... excellent cast of actors and singers." (Frank Beacham, Beacham's Journal)

Read the whole article here: http://www.beachamjournal.com/journal/2013/09/possibility-junkie-a-new-musical-that-targets-the-artistic-process.html
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Suzanne Surbeck (AllVoices) says Possibility Junkie brings '... message of tolerance, hope, respect and optimism' and speaks out what the audience think of this musical:

http://www.allvoices.com/contributed-news/15683957-david-ippolito-a-possibility-junkie-outside-in-the-park-or-inside-atheatre
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This show Possibility Junkie is Incredible!!! There wasn't one single person in this cast that didn't belong!! Anyone who is musical, intelligent, smart, political and creative will love this show and that includes just about everyone I know!! David Ippolito is one of the most intelligent, well spoken, poignant thoughtful and insightful musician/songwriters I know....a "Genuine" artist of hope and possibility who walks the walk!! Jillian Louis is not only incredibly talented as an actress, dancer, musical theater afficiondo....she can sing her ass off...... and on top of that...is gorgeous..."ya just can't take your eyes off her"
Each cast member has amazing attributes from Joel H Jones (PERFECT in the role of Sean Kilroy) Rob Barnes (Outstanding) to Newcomer JC Hall (also Outstanding) The supporting cast especially Teresa Reynolds with her monster voice is always amazing as is Vanessa Theus!! So....... we have an amazing crew here...but every crew needs a Captain...and the brilliant Director Gretchen Cryer is superb...she pulls it all together in a fast, tightly woven symmetry that makes an hour and 45 minutes go by in 20! Bravo Gretchen and Bravo Cast members! GO SEE THIS SHOW!!.. Andrew G Kent #PossibilityJunkie
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You know, you don't have to create a new screen name to shill. Your original screen name was doing a fine job of it already.
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We will now sing Hymn 405, "Oh God, What on Earth Is My Hairdo All About?"
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Page number please....
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"Hi,
You should come to see the show, I'm sure you'll find something that's worth-wile to share afterwards. Those current comments are just not professional and I'd like to ask you to keep those to yourself and/or post them someplace else. We are interested in professional feedbacks. Thanks for your understanding."


You got that, everyone? Professional feedbacks only, please.

Thanks for your understanding.
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Exactly how many feedbacks may we provide? I'm sure there's a limit.
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9. I mean, let's call a spade a spade.
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I'm sure you mean a spades.
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As you might see this page is indicated as 'Possibility Junkie .. (REVIEWS)' so it'd be great if you could only post show related content. Much appreciated.
Ps. I'd be happy to answer all the questions you might have about the play. Btw, the next performance is tonight at 7:30!
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Oh, I do see that now. I'm sorry.
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Posted: 10/8/13 at 10:41pm
Just saw a great little sci-fi film called Europa Report.

Anyone else see it? It's worth checking out.




....but the world goes 'round
Updated On: 10/8/13 at 10:41 PM
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Posted: 10/8/13 at 10:47pm
^Aw, cute kitty.
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Posted: 10/9/13 at 07:33am

Hi. I see this has been changeds to the random stuffs threads.

Can I leave this picture of Lorenzo Music here?


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Posted: 10/9/13 at 08:02am
Yes you can.

And did you know that the plastic things on the end of shoelaces are called aglets?

Also, Lippa's Wild Party is better than Lachiusa's.
....but the world goes 'round
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Posted: 10/9/13 at 08:14am

Yeah, now that I've given that some thought, taz, you're right.

I also threw out all my recordings of PACIFIC OVERTURES and ordered that Frank Wildhorn collection I've been putting off getting.

Some big things are coming my way!
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Posted: 10/9/13 at 09:01am
You know what song from Pacific Overtures never seems to get any love?

Please Hello

Such a great mini-play

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Updated On: 10/9/13 at 09:01 AM
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Posted: 10/9/13 at 09:05am
With terrible marketing like this, the only possibility of me seeing the show would be if I actually was a junkie.
No one gives a damn about the list of shows you've seen.
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Posted: 10/9/13 at 10:10am

Speaking of junkies, did you see this map of meth use by state?
How Much Meth Is In Your State?

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Posted: 10/10/13 at 11:51pm
The show ran a bit long at 2 hours 30 minutes, but overall I found this a heartwarming show and a fun night out. It was great to see The Guitar Man singing all his songs in person, and the guy who played the evil host from Fax News was very talented as well. It's a fun off-off-Broadway show. The first act felt a little long and everything wrapped up a bit too quickly in Act II, but the show's heart is in the right place and the songs and plot are a lot of fun. I would certainly recommend this show (along with the new Saved by the Bell off-off-Broadway musical playing a block away.)

One major annoyance though: The Theater for the New City has a terrible habit of starting shows WAY late. The performance I attended started 17 minutes late, which is really disrespectful of the audience's time. This happens over and over at that theater, no matter what show I see there.
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Review Possibility Junkie
Posted: 10/14/13 at 12:16pm
By Dave Hayase 10/12/2013 #PJExperience

Possibility Junkie” , a new musical is beginning the third week of its run at The Theater for the New City. If you haven’t seen it, go see it and if you’ve already seen it, see it again. It’s that good! David Ippolito, the legendary That Guitarman From Central Park, takes his music and commentary from Central Park to the stage with an original, thought provoking, contemporary script centered on how the news is reported and the themes of ambition, romance, betrayal and hope. At the outset, Ippololito hooks the audience and reels them in with “Hey Now, Right Now” and has them singing and laughing with “Kilroy Scares Me.” Jillian Louis and Joel Hurt Jones take over with a riveting delivery of “Workin’ It Right” and Rob Barnes demonstrates the power of his vocals in “Where’s the Voice.” When individual cast members step up with a contribution to “There Will Always Be People”, regulars on The Hill will quickly recognize the energy and passion of Teresa Reynolds and will be introduced to the talents of newcomers JC Hall and Vanessa Theus. In Act II Mr. Hall captivates the audience with his gritty mix of of vocals and beat in his original rap compositions. The choreography by David Eggers which has Ippolito executing the smooth moves that made him a scoring threat on the hardwood shines through in “The Perfect Girl For Me” where Teresa, Jillian and Vanessa slither and strut like divas. Music Director Mike Murray assembled and leads a talented group of musicians and a not to be missed moment occurs when Ippolito jams with the band’s bass player Lavando Thomas.

And the whole production takes place against the multimedia background masterfully created by Dean Love which magically transports the audience from diverse locations like a rainy day in Central Park to Washington Square Park and the Civil Rights protests.

By the time the show ends with the sunny optimism of “Keep Hope Alive” and “Any Other Way” and you’re walking down 1st Avenue humming your favorite tunes you’ll really appreciate the directing skills of Gretchen Cryer who made this whole thing possible.

Make sure you catch it while you can in this intimate space because Jillian isn’t the only one who has legs, the whole show does! #PossibilityJunkie

Updated On: 10/14/13 at 12:16 PM
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Review Possibility Junkie
Posted: 10/14/13 at 12:22pm
By A. Tabak 10/13/13 #PJExperience
"A HIT!! Extarordinary casting! Book by Gretchen Cryer and David Ippolito is thought provoking and well written! Kudos for the music and lyrics of David's songs. And appreciation for his dance steps. A splendid evening of entertainment! Don't miss this opportunity to see "POSSIBILITY JUNKIE!" #PossibilityJunkie"
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Review Possibility Junkie
Posted: 10/14/13 at 08:20pm
SKS2, what are these stupid "reviews" you keep posting???? When your shilly production gets raves from the Times and the like, maybe someone will take you seriously. "A. Tabak" proclaiming it "a hit" means absolutely nothing.

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