TIL DIVORCE DO US PART: THE MUSICAL Closes This Sunday, 4/13
TIL DIVORCE DO US PART: THE MUSICAL, will conclude its 10-week engagement at the DR2 Theatre (103 East 15th Street in Union Square) after the matinee on Sunday, April 13th, prior to a national tour, which is soon to be announced. Mark Waldrop is the director, with concept, lyrics and choreography by Ruthe Ponturo, and music by John Thomas Fischer. The musical comedy revue opened to acclaim from critics and audiences alike. Among the raves, The New York Times exclaimed: "The show is buoyant and high spirited. Revenge is truly sweet!" The New Yorker acclaimed: "Laugh-Out-Loud Funny!" and New York Magazine called Til Divorce Do Us Part: The Musical "a wacky and clever musical comedy." For tickets call (212) 239-6200 or visit www.telecharge.com
TIL DIVORCE DO US PART: THE MUSICAL is inspired by the true story of Ruthe Ponturo, who interviewed scores of divorcées to write songs that bring out the humor in an otherwise difficult situation. While going through her own divorce, Ponturo's character is determined to celebrate a new chapter in her life, and turns to her wickedly witty friends, who together sing, dance, and laugh their way through the ripple effects of divorce and self-discovery in this musical comedy revue.
After many years of wedded bliss, Ruthe Ponturo had her life turned upside down when her devoted husband announced he was leaving her for a younger woman. Suddenly single, Ms. Ponturo was determined not to let divorce ruin her life. Despite an experience that would cause heartbreak for most women, she was able to find humor in what would otherwise be a devastating state of affairs. She found solace in the comical side of divorce and it's aftermath by creating Til Divorce Do Us Part: The Musical and collaborating with composer and musical director John Thomas Fischer. Ms. Ponturo channeled her frustration and observations into her lyrics while actually going through the divorce process. The creative duo spent a great deal of time talking with scores of divorced women and incorporated those experiences into in this musical. An earlier incarnation of the musical played 8 sold-out showcase performances at the Triad last year.
Sets are by Mitchell Greenberg, with costumes by Tony Award® Winner Paloma Young and Ashley Rose Horton, lighting by Julie Duro and sound by Nevin Steinberg. TIL DIVORCE DO US PART: THE MUSICAL is presented by Rosemary Kalikow, Leslie Simpson, 3 Cats Productions and Dean A. Carpenter.
TIL DIVORCE DO US PART: THE MUSICAL will play the following performances this week: Thursday at 7pm, Friday and Saturday at 8PM, with matinees on Saturday and Sunday at 3PM (final performance). Tickets are $75, with premium seating at $95. For tickets, please call (212) 239-6200, log on to www.telecharge.com or visit the DR2 Box Office (103 East 15th Street at Union Square). For group sales (8+), call: (212) 265-8500 or log on to www.theatre4groups.com