Christina Bianco and Laurissa Romain Join Tim Realbuto at 54 Below, 7/24
Drama Desk Award Nominee CHRISTINA BIANCO (Forbidden Broadway; NEWSical TheMusical) and South Pacific's LAURISSA ROMAIN (Finally Famous; "Are We There Yet") join the starry line-up of special guests for Tim Realbuto's upcoming (not-so-solo) solo show at 54 Below entitled Tim Realbuto: Alone (With Plenty of Help).
Christina Bianco, who is most known for her Drama Desk nominated performance in Off-Broadway's Forbidden Broadway, has recently made quite a name for herself as a popular celebrity impressionist, currently appearing on tour and making frequent guest appearances on The Ellen Show and The Queen Latifah Show, among many others. Her other theatrical credits include the original Off-Broadway company of NEWSical The Musical; and Rent.
Laurissa "Lala" Romain starred as Ngana for the entire three-year run of South Pacific on Broadway at Lincoln Center. She also reprised the role of Ngana for the PBS special "South Pacific: Live From Lincoln Center." She appeared as Mya on the television series "Are We There Yet?" and just finished filming the major motion picture Finally Famous, where she will co-star as Rosario Dawson's daughter Grace opposite the likes of Chris Rock and Kevin Hart. She is also a well-known singer/songwriter. Her popular single 'Broken Hearted Tears' is currently available on iTunes.
BIANCO and ROMAIN join previously announced special guests Tony Award winner BETH LEAVEL (The Drowsy Chaperone; 42nd Street), "Sabrina, the Teenage Witch" star JENNA LEIGH GREEN (Wicked; Bare: A Pop Opera); DANIELLE FERLAND (Broadway's original Little Red Riding Hood in Into the Woods; HBO's The Normal Heart), DEREK KLENA (Dogfight; The Bridges of Madison County), JASON GOTAY (Bring It On; Spiderman: Turn Off The Dark), ALLI MAUZEY (Cry-Baby; Wicked), NATASCIA DIAZ (tick tick Boom; Man of La Mancha), andKIMBERLYFAYE GREENBERG (Danny and Sylvia; One Night With Fanny Brice).
According to press notes, the show, conceived and written by Realbuto, is titled Tim Realbuto: Alone (With Plenty of Help) and is described as follows: Former child "star" and current NYC based award-winning writer and performer Tim Realbuto (Ghostlight; The Emperor's Club) returns to 54 Below in an all new show entitled Tim Realbuto: Alone (With Plenty of Help). In this deeply personal, poignant, and hilarious show Tim will tell the (mostly) true story of how he grew up in show business and went from former child actor to the adult writer of the popular new Broadway-Bound musical Ghostlight. Some of Tim's famous Broadway friends will help him along the way playing different characters from his past, the voices in his head, and sometimes (when things get too hard), even playing Tim himself. Expect an evening filled with plenty of well-known tunes, originals, celebrity prank calls, contests with gift giveaways, diva impressions, and special guest appearances from popular stars of stage and screen. Musical direction for the evening is provided by Julianne B. Merrill.
Mr. Realbuto is an award-winning writer; most known for co-writing the Broadway bound musical Ghostlight alongside Matthew Martin. Ghostlight premiered at the Signature Theatre as part of the New York Musical Theatre Festival in 2011, co-directed by Realbuto. Realbuto and Martin have previously done two popular 54 Below concerts featuring their original music. Realbuto also served as co-director for five readings of Ghostlight over the past few years. As an actor, Tim appeared on the silver screen as Jackson Phieffer in The Emperor's Club starring opposite Academy Award winner Kevin Kline, Emile Hirsch, and Jesse Eisenberg, for Universal Pictures. Other screen work includes "Ed"; "Law and Order: CI"; "The Sopranos"; Sex and the City: The Movie; Fighting; The First Seven Years (opposite Carol Kane); Woody Allen's Deconstructing Harry; and two seasons on Nickelodeon's "The Big Help." He has appeared on the New York stage in Hair; Romeo and Juliet; Finian's Rainbow; The Winter's Tale Project (Fringe NYC); Love's Labours Lost; and in the Off-Broadway premiere of White Widow, a new musical at the Times Square Arts Center. His screenplay The Hyde Club is currently in pre-production. He and his musical collaborator, Matthew Martin, are also at work writing a new show based on a popular film.
Tim Realbuto: Alone (With Plenty of Help) is scheduled for Thursday, July 24th at 9:30 PM. Tickets are priced from $25-$50 and are currently available at www.54Below.com. 54 Below is located at 254 West 54th Street in New York City.