Photo Flash: SoHo Playhouse's BABY WANTS CANDY
BABY WANTS CANDY, the hilarious improvised musical comedy, will appear at SoHo Playhouse, 15 Vandam Street, Saturdays at 10 p.m. through Saturday, February 26. BABY WANTS CANDY has performed over 1,700 completely improvised musicals to thousands of fans from New York to Singapore to Scotland. The production has just returned from a smash hit engagement at the Assembly at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival, and is also currently running in Chicago and Los Angeles. A cutting edge theatrical experience, BABY WANTS CANDY features a revolving cast of A-list comedians and performers and a full band.
BABY WANTS CANDY begins with the cast asking the audience for a suggestion of a musical that has never been performed before. Accompanied by a full band, the first title that the group hears becomes the title and theme for that evening's 60 minute show. It's a roller coaster ride of spontaneously choreographed dance numbers, rhyming verses, and witty jaw-dropping comedy. Each performance is its own opening and closing night, and by design every show is completely unique and a once-in-a-lifetime premiere.
BABY WANTS CANDY has received rave reviews in The Huffington Post, The Onion, the Chicago Sun-Times, TimeOut New York and more. BABY WANTS CANDY has received numerous awards and was the Winner of FringeNYC 2009's Outstanding Unique Theatrical Performance, FringeNYC 2009's Outstanding Unique Theatrical Performance, the Best Improv Ensemble by Chicago Magazine, the Best Visiting Comedy Ensemble by TimeOut New York, the recipient of the Ensemble of the Year Award at the Chicago Improv Festival and the Eugene O'Neill Festival Opening Ceremonies.
BABY WANTS CANDY features an all-star cast at the SoHo Playhouse including Peter Gwinn Colbert Report, Stuart Ranson, Becky Drysdale HBO, Jeff Hiller 30 Rock, Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson, and Thomas Middleditch Splinterheads. The live band will include Jody Shelton, Steve Jabas, Johnny Pisano Jesse Malin Band, Marah, and Al Veteri.
BABY WANTS CANDY has featured several notable performers including Rachel Dratch and Seth Meyers of Saturday Night Live; Stephnie Weir of MadTV; Nicole Parker of MadTV and Elphaba in WICKED on Broadway; Jack McBrayer of 30 Rock; Al Samuels and Kevin Fleming of Sports Action Team; Beth Melewski , the host Chicago Cash Cab; Garry W. Tallent of Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band; Mark Pender of The Max Weinberg 7 and Bruce Springsteen and the Seeger Sessions Band; and Johnny Pisano of the Jesse Malin Band and The Marky Ramone Band.
The regular schedule for BABY WANTS CANDY is Saturdays at 10:00 p.m. from January 8 through February 26 at SoHo Playhouse, 15 Vandam Street in New York City. There will be two special prime time performances on Sunday, January 9 and Monday, January 10 at 8 p.m. Tickets range from $12 to $25. For tickets, call Ovation Tix at 866-811-4111, visit www.ovationtix.com, visit the SoHo Playhouse Box Office, or visit www.SohoPlayhouse.com. For more information, visit www.BabyWantsCandy.com or www.Twitter.com/BabyWantsCandy.
Johnny Pisano, Jody Shelton, Rodney Ledbetter with Steve Jabas