In the Wings Productions to Stage YOU'RE A GOOD MAN, CHARLIE BROWN This Spring
In The Wings Productions, under the leadership of Artistic Director Tanya Glassman and Executive Producer Adam Glassman, presents the award-winning "Peanuts" musical You're A Good Man, Charlie Brown, with performances March 24 through April 2, 2017 at the Snug Harbor Music Hall.
Based on the beloved comic strip by Charles M. Schulz, You're A Good Man, Charlie Brown is a day in the life of the popular Peanuts character. Featuring book, music and lyrics by Clark Gesner, In The Wings Productions features a fresh approach to the all-time 1967 classic with new music and lyrics by Andrew Lippa and additional dialogue by Michael Mayer. Sally Brown joins Charlie Brown, Linus, Lucy, Schroeder and Snoopy in this version. Two new songs, "Beethoven Day" and "My New Philosophy" have been added to the twelve numbers of the original version, such as "My Blanket and Me," "The Baseball Game," "Little Known Facts," "Suppertime," and "Happiness."
Directed and choreographed by Craig Kwasnicki, with music direction by Michael Pinto, the production features Michael Sekzer as Charlie Brown, Joey Caramanno as Linus, Dana Frisher as Lucy, Kristen Dalto as Sally, Joe Gambino as Schroeder, and James McKeon as Snoopy.
The production is designed by Stephanie White and Craig Kwasnicki (sets), Scaramouche (costumes), Danielle Garritt (lighting) and Adam Chatfield (sound). Rebecca Sciannameo is production stage manager.
Celebrating the 50th Anniversary of its premiere, You're A Good Man, Charlie Brown opened on March 7, 1967 and played for 1,597 performances in New York at the theatre 80 St. Marks with Gary Burghoff (Radar on TVs M*A*S*H) in the title role. The show was revived briefly on Broadway in 1971 and played at the John Golden Theatre. A new revised version was presented on Broadway in 1999 and played at the Ambassador Theatre with award-winning performances by Roger Bart and Kristin Chenoweth as Snoopy and Sally.
You're A Good Man, Charlie Brown is one of several Broadway musicals based on popular comic strip characters that include The Addams Family, Annie, Doonesbury, Li'l Abner, Snoopy, and It's A Bird, It's A Plane, It's Superman.
Performances of You're A Good Man, Charlie Brown are Friday at 8pm, Saturday at 7pm and Sunday at 2pm. Tickets are $25-$33. Call the Box Office at 646-780-WING or purchase online at www.sishows.com.
Pictured: James McKeon (Snoopy), Michael Sekzer (Charlie Brown), Kristen Dalto (Sally), Joey Caramanno (Linus), Dana Frisher (Lucy), and Joe Gambino (Schroeder). Photo by Nicholas Buchholz.