F#%KING UP EVERYTHING to End Off-Broadway Run on June 13
Jeremy Handelman/Off The Leash Productions' Off-Broadway musical F#%KING UP EVERYTHING, will celebrate its final performance on Thursday, June 13, 2013. F#%KING UP EVERYTHING has music & lyrics by David Eric Davis, book by Sam Forman and David Eric Davis, directed & choreographed by Jen Wineman, orchestrations & music supervision by Matt Hinkley and music direction by Eli Zoller.
F#%KING UP EVERYTHING is the charming rock musical with the name you can't say in front of your grandmother. This New York Times Critic's Pick and Off Broadway Alliance nominee for Best New Musical is part romance, part bromance and non-stop fun. Critics are raving about the catchy melodies, clever lyrics and engaging, fresh cast. Follow a group of Brooklyn 20-somethings coming of age, but not before making a mess of their lives. And no one makes a bigger mess than children's puppeteer Christian Schwartzelberg when he meets the girl of his dreams, the beautiful singer-songwriter Juliana.
"When I first met David Eric Davis and Sam Forman four years ago and was introduced to F#%KING UP EVERYTHING, I knew we had something special and that we would be in it for the long haul. I am so proud to have had the opportunity to shepherd FUE from The New York Musical Theatre Festival to an out of town run to its commercial Off-Broadway debut. It has been deeply gratifying to enjoy three months of performances in the heart of the theater district with our amazing cast and team. I am extremely proud of their brilliant creative work. To walk away with award nominations and tremendous critical response makes me very excited about the future of this thoroughly delightful rock musical comedy." Jeremy Handelman/Off The Leash Productions
F#%KING UP EVERYTHING began performances on March 15 and opened to audience and critical acclaim on March 24, 2103 at The Elektra Theatre. It played 6 preview performances and 45 regular performances. This NY Times Critics' Pick has been called "Profanely divine. Tunefully catchy and authentically indie rock-ish...an engaging and amusing This rock musical" - NY Post; "For those seeking a fresh musical ripe with humor, 'Everything' delivers." - Huffington Post; "Screwing Up Everything Never Felt So Good. One hell of an original show...innovative humor that keeps one laughing... it will be at the top of the list for theatre-goers this season" - Garden State Journal; "F#%king Up Everything" is easily a contender for best Off-Broadway show of the year...this production marvels...the laughs and great music just never stop. Davis' script and music are almost in perfect harmony." - ReviewFix; "Tuneful score, skillfully blends the two traditions of indie rock and musical theater"- Show Business Weekly; "Exuberant songs executed by a vibrant young cast. It's a high-energy humorous musical." - Backstage; "Funny and enjoyable...A classic boy-meets-girl musical, like Grease or West Side Story, but with more ironic t-shirts, puppets , and a f**k of a lot more cursing...bold, witty, and punny lyrics" - Brokelyn; "Classic boy-meets-girl romantic comedy with an eclectic, energetic cast of characters...undeniable heart...bright, young cast that keeps the audience laughing" - AP;
F#%KING UP EVERYTHING cast includes: Max Crumm (TV's "You're The One That I Want," Broadway: Grease. Film: Easy A), as Christian Schwartzelberg with Lisa Birnbaum (I'm Getting My Act Together..., Abraham Lincoln's Big Gay Dance Party), Dawn Cantwell (Dog Fight, NYMF's Next Broadway Sensation Winner), Katherine Cozumel (Rent, Spring Awakening, The Last Five Years), Jason Gotay (Broadway: Bring It On), Adam Miller (Harmonious Pimps of Harmony and Legend of The Word) andDouglas Widick (Films: Hipsters (are Roaming the Campus), Fuck Me, Ray Bradbury. Stage: Marat/Sade).
F#%KING UP EVERYTHING first took the stage at the New York Musical Theatre Festival in 2009 where it was recognized with the NYMF Awards for Excellence for Book, Lyrics (Honorable Mention), Outstanding Performance and Best Ensemble (Honorable Mention). In 2011, the show was presented at Washington, D.C's Woolly Mammoth where it was called "An hour and a half of pure, unadulterated fun" - DC Theatre Scene (5 Stars!); "Rocks the house!" - Washington Post; "So well-conceived, so perfectly executed" - Washington City Paper.
F#%KING UP EVERYTHING 's creative team includes: David Eric Davis (Music, Lyrics, Co-Book Writer), Sam Forman (Co-Book Writer), Jen Wineman (Direction & Choreography), Matt Hinkley (Orchestrations & Music Supervision), Eli Zoller (Music Direction), Deb O (Set Designer), Melissa Trn (Costume Designer), Joel E. Silver (Lighting Designer), Mike Tracey (Sound Designer), David Valentine (Puppet Designer), Daryl Eisenberg, CSA (Casting Director), Lisa Dozier King (General Manager), Jeremy Handelman (Producer), in association with Joe Lavezzo, Endelclock Productions (Associate Producer), CAP21 (Associate Producer).