THE LAST SMOKER IN AMERICA Star Farah Alvin Hits Head in Rehearsal; OK for Run, Opening 8/2

July 15
7:24 PM 2012


According to the NY Post, Off-Broadway's THE LAST SMOKER IN AMERICA star Farah Alvin was injured during rehearsals last Tuesday, July 10.

Read the original report here.

A "wanted" sign from the set knocked Alvin on the head during a dress rehearsal. She was then taken to Roosevelt Hospital on Tenth Avenue, where she saw a doctor 30 minutes prior to the rehearsal curtain call. She was able to make it back in time and suffered just a bump on the head.

Alvin has been seen on Broadway in Les Misérables, Chess, The Look of Love, Nine, Funny Girl, Saturday Night Fever and Grease. Her Off-Broadway credits include The Marvelous Wonderettes, I Love You Because and Cam Jansen, as well as regional appearances in Pirates!, The Pirates of Penzance, a New York reading of Marty, and more.

The new Off-Broadway musical comedy The Last Smoker in America, with book and lyrics by Tony Award nominee Bill Russell (Side Show) and music by Drama Desk Nominee Peter Melnick (Adrift in Macao), with direction by Tony Award-winning producer and director Andy Sandberg (Hair; Gore Vidal’s The Best Man), choreography by Tony Award nominee AC Ciulla (Footloose) and music supervision, arrangements and orchestrations by Fred Lassen (The Gershwin’s Porgy & Bess), began performances Wednesday, July 11, 2012 upstairs at The Westside Theatre (407 West 43rd Street). Opening Night is Thursday, August 2, 2012.

The four member cast features Drama Desk Nominee Farah Alvin (The Marvelous Wonderettes) as Pam, Natalie Venetia Belcon (Avenue Q) as Phyllis, John Bolton (A Christmas Story, “Gossip Girl”) as Ernie, and Jake Boyd (MCC’s Carrie) as Jimmy.

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