Rachel Dratch, Sean Dugan, Nate Smith & Arnie Burton to Lead TAIL! SPIN! Off-Broadway
The producers of Tail! Spin!, the outrageously entertaining verbatim reenactment of four recent preposterous sex scandals, announced today the full cast for the production, which begins performances Thursday, September 18 at the Lynn Redgrave Theater at Culture Project (45 Bleecker Street at Lafayette Street), ahead of an official opening on Wednesday, October 1 at 7pm. The cast of Tail! Spin! features Arnie Burton (39 Steps, Peter and the Starcatcher), Rachel Dratch ("Saturday Night Live"), Sean Dugan (Next Fall, "Smash"), Tom Galantich ("House of Cards")and Nate Smith (UCB, FunnyOrDie.com).
Using nothing but the words spoken, emailed, tweeted, texted and told by the politicians themselves, Tail! Spin! is created and written by Mario Correa (co-host of Entertainment Weekly's daily "News & Notes" program on SiriusXM and contributor to NPR and WNYC) and directed by Tony-nominee Dan Knechtges (Lysistrata Jones, The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee). Tickets, ranging in price from $25 - $75, with premium seating available for $95, are on sale now and can be arranged online at www.tailspinshow.com, or by calling (866) 811-4111.
Politics is dirty - but politicians are dirtier. The truth is laid hysterically bare in Tail! Spin!, the wildly inventive new comedy drawn verbatim from the leaked e-mails, raunchy texts and tell-tale tweets that brought down politicians Mark ("Appalachian Trail") Sanford, Larry ("Wide Stance") Craig, Anthony ("I Was Hacked") Weiner, and Mark ("Underage Page") Foley. Using only the actual words of the disgraced politicians, their paramours, and the skeptical media they tried so hard to spin, Tail! Spin! winningly weaves an intricate, overlapping narrative of the power of sex--and the sex lives of the powerful. The Tail! Spin! cast includes Arnie Burton (39 Steps), Rachel Dratch ("Saturday Night Live"), Sean Dugan (Next Fall, "Smash"), Tom G () and Nate Smith (UCB, FunnyOrDie).
Tail! Spin! features scenic and projection design by Caite Hevner Kemp, costume design by Jennifer Caprio, lighting design by Ryan O'Gara, and sound design by John Emmett O'Brien. The production is produced by Billy Zavelson, Marianne Mills, Ben Feldman, Kristen Stein, Flying Bulldog Productions, Paula Kaminsky Davis, Jeffrey Sosnick/Neal Rubinstein and Jamie deRoy in association with Clifford Lee Johnson III.
The new comedy Tail! Spin! will play a 10-week limited Off-Broadway engagement beginning September 18 at the Lynn Redgrave Theater at Culture Project (45 Bleecker Street at Lafayette Street). The official opening is set for Wednesday, October 1 at 7pm. The performance schedule is as follows: Tuesday - Friday at 8pm; Saturday at 3pm & 8pm; Sunday at 2pm & 5pm. Tickets, ranging in price from $25-$75, with premium seating available for $95 (inclusive of a $1.25 theater facility fee), can be arranged online at www.TailSpinShow.com, by calling (866) 811-4111 or by visiting the Lynn Redgrave Theater (45 Bleecker St. at Lafayette St.) two-hours prior to each performance. For more information, please visit www.TailSpinShow.com.
Photo Credit: Beowulf Sheehan