NJ Rep to Premiere New Musical DATE OF A LIFETIME, 3/6-4/6
New Jersey Repertory Company will present the new musical "Date of a Lifetime" with book and lyrics by Carl Kissin and music by Robert Baumgartner, Jr., produced in association with Hat on a Hat, LLC, on March 6 through April 6, 2014 at 179 Broadway in Long Branch. Marlo Hunter is the Director/Choreographer and Daniel Rein is the Musical Director.
Marvin and Katie have a fleeting encounter while speed dating. During their brief time together they imagine what their lives would be like if they allowed this momentary meeting to evolve to the next level. Their decisions may determine their entire future and whether this will turn out to be a date from hell or a date of a lifetime.
Marlo Hunter (Director & Choreographer) credits include Adam Overett's "My Life is a Musical" presented as a Developmental Lab (Perry Street Theatricals, Cheryl Weisenfeld, Patrick Blake, Joan Raffe & Jhett Tolentino) at The Duke Theater; "Island Song" (words by Sam Carner, music by Derek Gregor, story by Sam Carner, Derek Gregor and Marlo Hunter) at the Bloomington Playwrights Project. Associate Choreographer on The Public Theater's "Much Ado About Nothing" for the Mobile Unit (Chase Brock, Choreographer; Associate Choreographer, Roundabout Theatre's revival of "Picnic" (Chase Brock, choreographer; Sam Gold, director). In 2008, she founded "Eating Their Words" through which she pairs prominent playwrights and seasoned chefs for an unprecedented artistic collaboration, resulting in an evening of three world-premiere plays, coupled with the bespoke menu they inspired. Through "ETW", Marlo has commissioned and directed new plays by Neil LaBute, Douglas Carter Beane, Theresa Rebeck, David Grimm, Annie Baker, Brooke Berman, Amy Herzog, Keith Reddin, Beau Willimon, Jonathan Marc Sherman, Sam Forman, Rob Ackerman, Sarah Treem and Steven Levenson.
Jamie LaVerdiere ("Marvin") comes to NJ Rep straight from the Broadway company of "Motown" and the pre-Broadway workshop of "The Countess of Storyville". His other Broadway tours include: "The Producers" (St James), "Pirate Queen" (Hilton), "Urinetown" (First National), "A Chorus Line" (Europe). His off-Broadway credits include: "Closer than Ever" (York), "I Love You", "You're Perfect"(Westside), "This Side of Paradise" (St Clements), "We the People" (Lucille Lortel), "Cam Jansen" (Lambs), "Gold Rush" (Danny Kaye). His New Jersey credits include: "1776" and "The Baker's Wife" at Papermill Playhouse, "Enigma Variations" at the Garage Theatre. His television and film roles include: "TV Funhouse", "Hell is other People", and "The Producers".