THE CITY CLUB Announces Cast, Will Star Kristen Martin, Peter Bradbury, Emily Tyra, More
The casting of the OFF-BROADWAY American Premiere of "THE CITY CLUB," an original Blues and Jazz Musical about the indisputable intoxication of music, is complete.
The new musical will star Kristen Martin as Crystal Labelle, Andrew Pandaleon as Chaz Davenport, Ana Hoffman as Maddy, Peter Bradbury as The Lieutenant and Kenny Brawner as Parker Brown with Autumn Guzzardi as Rose, Kaitlin Mesh as Lily, PATRICK O'NEILL as Jacobus "Jake" Olsen, Emily Tyra as Candy and Robert J Townsend as Prince Royale.
"THE CITY CLUB" will open at Off-Broadway's premiere house, the Minetta Lane Theatre (18 Minetta Lane - one block south of West 3rd Street between MacDougal Street and Sixth Avenue) on MONDAY, APRIL 23rd. All Preview performances, which begin on TUESDAY, APRIL 3 and continue through SUNDAY, APRIL 22, are priced at $39.50. Visit www.TheCityClubBroadway.com for more information.
Written by an American and British team (Composer/Lyricists James Compton, TONY DEMEUR and Tim Brown; Author GLENN M STEWART) the musical is being directed by Mitchell Maxwell. JONATHAN LYNCH is the Musical Director. Choreographed by Lorin Latarro, "THE CITY CLUB" is being designed by Rob Bissinger (Scenery), David C. Woolard (Costumes), David F. Segal (Lighting) and Carl Casella (Sound).
The musical is being produced Off-Broadway by THE CITY CLUB, LP, an entertainment limited partnership whose principals have been responsible for seventeen (17) films as well as fifty (50) theatrical productions on and off Broadway, London's West End and International and National Tours. CAROL CASTELLI, a long-time Executive at the Walt Disney Company, will serve as General Manager.
"THE CITY CLUB" is a twisting noir morality tale of intrigue, murder, corruption and sex supported by one of the most seductive blues and jazz scores written for the stage in decades. It is the story of CHARLES "CHAZ" DAVENPORT, a young privileged scion of a spectacularly corrupt family whose vice grip on their city is as tight as it is inescapable. The sins of the father have visited unimaginable wealth on the son. Obsessed with music and the people who write it, play it, sing it and worship it; Chaz has opened The City Club, a Mecca of pure and unbridled musical genius, opportunity and escape. The club's instant success attracts his father's enemies who bring with them extremely creative and very effective revenge tactics.
The universe inside the club spirals as low as the city outside. Absinthe becomes the drink of choice, heroin the desired high and women the most valuable form of currency. What we have here is the forces of good and evil battling it out to a great score. The city's name has been withheld to protect the indicted.Public Transportation
THE PLAYING SCHEDULE
Tuesdays at 7:00pm
Wednesdays through Fridays at 8:00pm
Saturdays at 3:00pm & 8:00pm
Sundays at 3:00pm & 7:00pm
$55 - $90
$25 RUSH: (Day Of - Box Office Only Sales – With Valid Student ID)
SPECIAL PREVIEW PERFORMANCE TICKETS
All Preview Days: All seats $39.50; rush will be available during previews as well for $25 (Day Of - Box Office Only Sales – With Valid Student ID)
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ABOUT THE CAST
Kristen Martin (Crystal La Belle) Broadway: Original cast of Spider-man: Turn Off the Dark (Mary Jane u/s). Other Credits: 1st National Tour of A Chorus Line (Val), 42nd Street at Goodspeed (Peggy Sawyer), Dames At Sea at Bay Street Theatre (Ruby), National Tour of CATS (Demeter), Asia Tour of 42nd Street (Peggy Sawyer).
Andrew Pandaleon (Chaz Davenport) is thrilled to be making his Off-Broadway debut! NY: The History of War (Titus). Regional: Sunset Blvd (Artie), Happy Days (Richie), Romeo & Juliet (Paris), Laughter on The 23rd Floor (Brian), History Boys (Scripps), Play It Cool (Will). Andrew is a graduate of UCLA's School of Theater, Film, and Television.
Ana Hoffman (Maddy) is thrilled to be back in New York and a part of The City Club! Credits include the national tour and Apollo Theatre production of Dreamgirls (Michelle Morris, u/s Deena). Other New York credits: Becoming Tennessee, Harlem Ladies Knittin' And Bitchin' Society, and Standby: The Musical. A Houston native and Sam Houston State graduate.
Peter Bradbury (Lieutenant). Broadway: That Championship Season, Mrs. Warren's Profession, The Norman Conquests, A Man for All Seasons, Present Laughter, Hedda Gabler, The Caine Mutiny Court-Martial, The Herbal Bed. Off-Broadway: Break of Noon, The Overwhelming, Tricks the Devil Taught Me, Snakebit, Bulrusher, Passion Play, Milk, Back from the Front, Surviving Grace, A Late Supper. Regional: Extensive. TV: "Boardwalk Empire" (HBO), "Sally Hemings" (CBS), "Rubicon" (AMC), "Law & Order, L&O: CI" (NBC), "Rescue Me" (FX).
Kenny Brawner (Parker) is a critically acclaimed musician and band leader whose theater credits include The Total Bent (The Public Theater) Ma Rainey's Black Bottom (Theatrefest, New Jersey), Moms (Astor Place Theater), Clementintine In The Lower Nine, (TheatreWorks, Silicon Valley) and performances with the Alvin Ailey Dance Theater providing live music and vocal accompaniment for the Theater's Blues Suite and Revelations. Film/TV credits include Hair (performing "White Boys"), commercials, soap operas and an appearance on Soul Train.
Autumn Guzzardi (Rose). This Georgia Peach makes a mean pie. No, seriously... Her last banana cream cursed like a sailor and once robbed a Girl Scout troop at knifepoint. No one was injured. Some favorite performances: 9 to 5 (Original Broadway Cast), 9 to 5 (1st National), Trans-Siberian Orchestra Winter Tour 2010, Race for Love (China), We Will Rock You (Las Vegas), Saturday Night Fever (Las Vegas).
Kaitlin Mesh (Lily). Broadway: West Side Story (Zaza u/s Anybodys, original cast) Tour: European tour of Hair the Musical (Tribe) Other: Twilight the Musical (New World Stages) Kaitlin is thrilled to be a part of this new musical experience and The City Club family.
PATRICK O'NEILL (Jacobus "Jake" Olsen). Broadway: On A Clear Day... National Tour: Chicago, Oklahoma! Film/TV: "The Producers", "Across The Universe", "Wiener and Wiener". Favorite Regional: Bat Boy (Helen Hayes Award Nom.), Kennedy Center, Papermill, North Shore, Maine State.
Robert J Townsend (Prince Royale). National Tour: Mamma Mia (Father A-Sam/Bill U/S), Radio City Christmas Spectacular (Santa Standby), Camelot (Sir Sagramore-Lancelot U/S), Grease (Kenickie). Selected regional: Sunset Blvd (Joe Gillis), The Story of My Life (Thomas Weaver-Ovation Award), Thoroughly Modern Millie (Trevor Graydon), 1776 (Rutledge), Jekyll and Hyde (Title Role-Ovation Award).
Emily Tyra (Candy). Broadway: Hugh Jackman, Back on Broadway. Workshop: The Little Dancer (Delphine, dir. Susan Stroman,Vivian Beaumont Theater). Regional Favorites: Beauty and the Beast; Singin in the Rain; Dirty Rotten Scoundrels; Joseph.... TV: "The TV Land Awards" with Liza Minelli; HBO's "Boardwalk Empire". Dance: Boston Ballet; James Sewell Ballet. Trained on scholarship with American Ballet Theatre, Boston Ballet School and The Peoples Improv Theater.