SON OF A GUN Pushes Opening at Theatre Row to Nov 2


Son of a Gun, a new folk rock musical which was planned to begin performances at Theatre Row on Thursday, November 1 will instead begin performances on Friday, November 2.

Because of weather conditions, the delivery of some essential production materials was not on schedule, thus causing a delay.

Patrons with tickets for the affected performance should contact their point of sale. Our thoughts are with all those affected by the storm especially those families who lost their homes.

American Idiot’s Van Hughes and Hair’s Ryan Link will star in the New York premiere of Son of a Gun, a contemporary folk rock musical previously developed with the O’Neill Theater Center, Joe’s Pub and The Drama League. Performances will begin November 2, 2012 at The Beckett Theatre at Theatre Row. Gabriel Barre (Andrew Lippa’s The Wild Party, john & jen) directs. Produced by Joshua Alan, Artistic Director of Firebone Theatre.

Son of a Gun is a darkly comic folk rock musical that tells the story of Danderhauler Agamenon Khrusty, heir apparent to the Khrusty family band. When Dan meets the love of his life, an awkward opening act named Lucy Sunshine, he’s forced to confront his charismatic but domineering father. Jam-packed with dueling cowboys, flaming vans and an angelic host, Son of a Gun tells the tale of one wildly eccentric family.

Son of a Gun features music and lyrics by Don Chaffer, the ASCAP Award-winning writer, musician, recording artist and music producer who won the Radio and Records Song of the Year Award for “You Are So Good To Me”. Chaffer is also the founder of the Nashville band Waterdeep which has released 15 albums. Additional music and lyrics are by Lori Chaffer, singer and songwriter for Waterdeep. The book is by Chris Cragin (The River Nun, Emily, An Amethyst Remembrance) and Don Chaffer.

The cast of Son of a Gun will feature Van Hughes (American Idiot, 9 to 5, Hairspray), Ryan Link (Hair, Aida, Wonderland, Rent), Alex Branton, Billy Brimblecom Jr., Michael Castillejos, Lori Fischer (Barbara’s Blue Kitchen, Cowgirls), Rebecca Hart (Playwrights HorizonsMr. Burns, Young Adult), Jimmie James (The New Group’s Adult, Henry IV, Part 1 at BAM) and Martin Landry (Twilight: The Musical, The Ohmies).

Son of a Gun will be directed by Gabriel Barre, who directed the original New York productions of Andrew Lippa’s The Wild Party, Summer of ’42, john & jen and Almost, Maine as well as the world premiere of Frank Wildhorn’s Tears of Heaven. Scenic and projection design is by Caite Hevner (Triassic Parq). Lighting design is by Alan Edwards. Costume design is by Leon Dobkowski (Shrek The Musical, The Little Mermaid assistant designer). Props design is by Sarah Dowling. Colin Miller (Accomplice) is the production stage manager.

Son of a Gun will be presented at the Beckett Theatre at Theatre Row, located at 410 West 42nd Street between Ninth and Tenth Avenues. Tickets ($19.25) are available by visiting or or by calling (212) 239-6200.

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