NEUROSIS Opens Musical Mondays on Thursdays 2012-13 Season Today, 11/8

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NEUROSIS Opens Musical Mondays on Thursdays 2012-13 Season Today, 11/8

Artistic Directors Bick Goss and Frank Evans and Board President Stephen Hanks announce the first presentation of their series of new musicals for 2012-2013: NEUROSIS: THE MUSICAL, with Book by Allan Rice ("New Adventures of Old Christine," CBS), Music by Ben Green, Lyrics by Greg Edwards ("White House Christmas" music by Marvin Hamlisch.) Director is Andy Sandberg (LAST SMOKER IN AMERICA; on Broadway and London's West End as a producer of HAIR (2009 Tony, Drama Desk, Drama League, Outer Critics Circle Awards) and the recent revival of Gore Vidal's THE BEST MAN (2012 Tony Award Nomination).

A delightfully wacky but endearing musical comedy, Neurosis: The Musical is the story of the loveable loser Frank and his best friend, his very own Neurosis. Follow Frank and his Neurosis in this hilarious musical journey to find happiness and love and to overcome man's biggest obstacle: himself. After its MMTL preview presentation, it will premiere this summer at the Finger Lakes (NY) Music Theatre Festival.

The cast includes Zachary Prince (JERSEY BOYS, ON A CLEAR DAY...) Jeremy Morse (BLOODSONG OF LOVE), Stuart Zagnit (NEWSIES, SEUSSICAL, Leigh Ann Larkin (A LITTLE NIGHT MUSIC, GYPSY), Jordy Lievers (SCARLETT FEVER, PROMETHEUS BOUND)
Joy Hermalyn (FIDDLER ON THE ROOF, CANDIDE, Sue Mathys (SUNSET BOULEVARD)
John Walton West (NEWSICAL, DROWSY CHAPERONE) and Stuart Zagnit ( NEWSIES, SEUSSICAL).

The presentation will be at The Jerry Orbach Theater, Snapple Theater Center, 210 West 50th, just West of Broadway tonight, November 8, 6:30PM . Single Admission: $18.00; Subscriber Series of 4 shows: $52.00 reservations@musicalmondays.org or 212 989-6706.

Now in its fourteen year presenting new musicals, Musical Mondays Theatre Lab has been the launching pad for the Pulitzer Prize winning NEXT TO NORMAL, Calvin Berger and THE WEDDING PROJECT, both seen at George Street Theatre and the Rodgers Award Winning SEE ROCK CITY by Brad Alexander and Adam Mathias, seen off-Broadway at the Transport Group and published by Samuel French. Musical Mondays has presented early works by Amanda Green &Tom Kitt (HIGH FIDELITY, BRING IT ON, HANDS ON A HARDBODY) and Robert Lopez & Jeff Marx (AVENUE Q.)

The upcoming season will present previews of three additional new musicals: On Thursday, December 6, DRIVE, written by Outer Critics Circle Award Winner for "The Kid," Andy Monroe. DRIVE, set entirely in the front seat of a car, is an unconventional romance which suddenly forces several lives into the fast lane.

On Thursday, January 10, THE PASSION OF ED WOOD, infamous '50s schlock director Ed Wood, gets a chance to redeem himself by presenting his incredible life story. Book and Lyrics by Justin Warner, Music by Rob Kendt.

On Thursday, February 7, CYNTHIA AND THE DREADFUL KITE. When tween-age Cynthia is unfairly defeated in a Middle School kite flying competition, a whirlwind of complications follow.( Not Suitable for Children's audiences). Music by Jonathan Comisar, Book and Lyrics by Webb Wilcoxson.

All performances are at the Orbach Theater in the Snapple Theater Center, 210 West 50th Street.

Pictured: Joy Hermalyn

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