A VERY HEATHERS PROM Celebrates Cast Album Release Tonight at New World Stages
Producers of Heathers: The Musical, the new smash-hit musical stage adaptation of Daniel Waters' iconic 1989 dark comedy film, will host A VERY HEATHERS PROM immediately following the performance tonight, June 18, from 10:30PM-2:00AM at New World Stages (340 West 50th Street) in New York City. The Prom celebrates the release of the show's World Premiere Cast Recording on Yellow Sound Label, available now for digital download on iTunes, and in stores as of yesterday, June 17.
Heathers fans are invited to dress in their 80s finest and party with the popular kids at this exclusive, one-night-only event. A VERY HEATHERS PROM will be hosted by Marty Thomas and feature the best 80s hits, cocktails, costume contests, and more. Anyone who purchases a ticket to the June 18th performance will get free access to A VERY HEATHERS PROM following the show; those who purchase a premium ticket will also receive a complimentary Heathers cast recording and a FREE drink. Fans just looking to party can pay $15 at the door for prom-only access.
Heathers: The Musical opened on Monday, March 31, 2014 - the 25th Anniversary of the film's release - at New World Stages. Written by Olivier Award winner and Tony Award nominee Laurence O'Keefe (Legally Blonde, Bat Boy) and Emmy Award winner Kevin Murphy (Reefer Madness, "Defiance", "Desperate Housewives"), Heathers: The Musical is directed by famed stage and screen director Andy Fickman (Reefer Madness, Parental Guidance, She's The Man), with choreography by Emmy Award winner Marguerite Derricks (Fame, Charlie's Angels, Austin Powers films).
The critically-acclaimed production, described by The New York Post as "ingenious, naughty and very funny," received two 2014 Drama Desk Nominations (Outstanding Leading Actress in a Musical-Barrett Wilbert Weed; Outstanding Music-Kevin Murphy & Laurence O'Keefe), two Lucille Lortel Award nominations (Outstanding Lead Actress in a Musical-Barrett Wilbert Weed; Outstanding Choreography-Marguerite Derricks) and a Best New Musical nomination from the Off-Broadway Alliance Awards.
September, 1989. Westerberg High is terrorized by a shoulder-padded, scrunchie-wearing junta: Heather, Heather and Heather, the hottest and cruelest girls in all of Ohio. But misfit Veronica Sawyer rejects their evil regime for a new boyfriend, the dark sexy stranger J.D., who plans to put the Heathers in their place - six feet under. Deliciously, darkly funny, romantic and moving, Heathers: The Musical is a truthful, uplifting parable for anyone who's ever been in love, in trouble, or in high school.
Direct from the sold-out world premiere staging at the Hudson Backstage Theatre in Los Angeles, Heathers: The Musical stars Barrett Wilbert Weed as Veronica and Dave Thomas Brown as JD; taking on the roles of The Heathers are Jessica Keenan Wynn as Heather Chandler, Elle McLemore as Heather McNamara and Kristolyn Lloyd as Heather Duke. Katie Ladner stars as Martha Dunnstock, Jon Eidson as Ram Sweeney, Evan Todd as Kurt Kelly, Tony Award-winner Anthony Crivello as Ram's Dad/Big Bud Dean, Daniel Cooney as Kurt's Dad/Veronica's Dad/Principal, and Michelle Duffy as Ms. Fleming/Veronica's Mom. Completing the cast are Dan Domenech, Cait Fairbanks, Rachel Flynn, Molly Hager, Charissa Hogeland, AJ Meijer, Matthew Schatz and Dustin Sullivan.
The feature film Heathers was released on March 31, 1989 and helped launch the careers of actors Winona Ryder (Veronica), Christian Slater (J.D.) and Shannen Doherty (Heather Duke). The film became a cult favorite, spawning memorable phrases such as "What's your damage?", "It'll be very," and "Greetings and Salutations," that have since enriched the pop culture lexicon. In 2006, Heathers was included in the top five of Entertainment Weekly's list of the "Greatest High School Movies of All Time".
HEATHERS: THE MUSICAL is produced Off-Broadway by Hasty Pudding Presents, Andy Cohen (Untraceable, Captain Ron), Andy Fickman, J. Todd Harris (The Kids Are All Right, Bottle Shock, Dr. Zhivago Australian Tour), Kevin Murphy, Laurence O'Keefe, Amy Powers (Dr. Zhivago, The Game), Jamie Bendell (A Gentleman's Guide To Love And Murder), Bruce Bendell (Grace), Scott Benson (Inappropriate: The Musical), Scott Prisand (Rock Of Ages, Legally Blonde, Grace), Big Block Entertainment, Bernard Abrams & Michael Speyer/StageVentures, Evan Todd, Katie Leary/ Vineyard Point Productions, Bill Prady, Karen J. Lauder and RJ Hendricks. Denise Di Novi (the film Heathers; Crazy, Stupid Love) is executive producer.
The production features Set Design by Timothy R. Mackabee (Mike Tyson: Undisputed Truth), Costume Design by Amy Clark (Chaplin, A Night With Janis Joplin), Lighting Design by Jason Lyons (Rock of Ages, Bring It On: The Musical), Sound Design by Jonny Massena, and Music Direction by Dominick Amendum (First Date).
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