SILENCE! Star Brent Barrett to Co-Host Dueling Divas 8/13
Brent Barrett, currently cannibalizing Off-Broadway in the new hilarious smash hit SILENCE! The Musical is set to be the special guest co-host on SiriusXM Radio's "Dueling Divas" with Christine Pedi this Saturday, August 13th. The show airs from 9 AM to 3 PM, and Brent will be offering lots of inside scoops on what it's like playing America's most iconic fictional serial killer.
Due to popular demand, the SILENCE! Producers recently put a new block of tickets on sale through September 24th. SILENCE! The Musical is the unauthorized parody of The Silence of the Lambs, with book by Hunter Bell, music & lyrics by Jon and Al Kaplan, and direction and choreography by Christopher Gattelli. The production opened to unanimous rave reviews on July 9th at Theatre 80, located at 80 St. Marks Place (between First & Second Ave.) Brent Barrett and Jenn Harris lead the cast of SILENCE! The Musical, which also features Callan Bergmann, Stephen Bienskie, Harry Bouvy, Ashlee Dupré, Deidre Goodwin, Jeff Hiller, Howard Kaye, and Lucia Spina. Music Supervisor is Mark Hartman, with orchestrations by Brian J. Nash.
In the Academy Award-winning film The Silence of the Lambs, rookie FBI agent Clarice Starling matches wits with the brilliant but insane cannibal, Dr. Hannibal Lecter, to catch the serial killer known only as Buffalo Bill. Clarice must face her own demons and race the clock to unlock Lecter's clues before another innocent girl is killed and skinned by Bill. It's a hair-raising thriller that's kept countless millions on The Edges of their seats and permeated the pop lexicon with delightfully creepy quotes like "I ate his liver with some fava beans and a nice Chianti" and of course "It places the lotion in the basket." And now, at last, this delicate symphony of suspense has been turned on its ear and retold in the only way it can be - as a musical. A singing chorus of floppy eared lambs narrates the action; Buffalo Bill gleefully dances a hoedown while kidnapping hapless Catherine Martin; and even Dr. Lecter, scary as ever, sings about the life he'd like to lead someday outside the prison walls.