The Last Smoker in America

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Westside Theatre (Upstairs) (New York, NY)
407 West 43rd St.
New York, NY
Schedule
Mondays at 8:00pm
Tuesdays at 7:00pm
Wednesdays at 2:30pm & 8:00pm
Thursdays & Fridays at 8:00pm
Saturdays at 2:30pm & 8:00pm
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The Last Smoker in America is a raucous and irreverent four-character musical comedy about a dysfunctional family struggling to survive in a world where smoking has recently been outlawed. Pam is having an impossible time trying to quit. Her husband Ernie dreams of being a rock star and relentlessly practices his electric guitar in the basement. Their teenage son Jimmy listens to so much rap music he’s convinced he’s black. Their nosy, anti-smoking zealot neighbor Phyllis lurks around trying to catch transgressors mid-puff. Will Pam kick the habit or fight for the right to light up as The Last Smoker in America?

The musical received a developmental workshop production at the New York Musical Theatre Festival in the fall of 2009 where it extended and played to sold-out audiences. In the fall of 2010, The Last Smoker in America received its world premiere at CATCO (Columbus, Ohio), where additional performances were added due to popular demand.

Tickets will go on sale May 24, 2012



THE LAST SMOKER IN AMERICA Plays Final Performance Today, Sept 1
by BWW News Desk - September 1, 2012

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), will play its final performance this evening, September 1, 2012 upstairs at the Westside Theatre (407 West 43rd Street). Previews began on July 11, 2012 with Opening Night on August 2, 2012. (more...)

THE LAST SMOKER IN AMERICA Plays Final Performance 9/1
by BWW News Desk - August 24, 2012

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), will play its final performance Saturday evening, September 1, 2012 upstairs at the Westside Theatre (407 West 43rd Street). Previews began on July 11, 2012 with Opening Night on August 2, 2012. (more...)

Photo Flash: LAST SMOKER IN AMERICA Cast Celebrates Tasti D-Lite Treat!
by BWW News Desk - August 17, 2012

Tasti D-Lite has named a new flavor, SMOKIN' S'MORES, in honor of the raucous, irreverent, and unfiltered new Off-Broadway musical comedy The Last Smoker in America: Make it a habit every Friday during the month of August to indulge in a smokin'-hot frozen treat that will have you addicted and craving for more. (more...)

THE LAST SMOKER IN AMERICA Gets 'Smokin' S'mores' Dessert at Tasti D-Lite, 8/10
by BWW News Desk - August 10, 2012

Tasti D-Lite has named a new flavor, SMOKIN' S'MORES, in honor of the raucous, irreverent, and unfiltered new Off-Broadway musical comedy The Last Smoker in America. (more...)

Photo Coverage: THE LAST SMOKER IN AMERICA Opening- Arrivals and Curtain Call!
by Jennifer Broski - August 3, 2012

The raucous, irreverent, and unfiltered 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), just opened last night at The Westside Theatre (407 West 43rd Street). Opening Night is Thursday, August 2, 2012. BoadwayWorld was there for the big opening, and we bring you photos from the starry arrivals and first official curtain call below! (more...)

Photo Coverage: THE LAST SMOKER IN AMERICA- Opening Night After Party!
by Linda Lenzi - August 3, 2012

The raucous, irreverent, and unfiltered 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), just opened last night at The Westside Theatre (407 West 43rd Street). Opening Night is Thursday, August 2, 2012. BroadwayWorld was there for the big opening, and we bring you photos from the after party below! (more...)

Review - The Last Smoker In America
by Ben Peltz - August 3, 2012

With New York's mayor pushing for size limits on sugary drinks and for keeping baby formula safely locked away until new moms are reminded of the benefits of breast milk, it seems like a good time for Bill Russell and Peter Melnick's tuneful and amusing new musical, The Last Smoker in America, which eschews debates over the health issues of tobacco use in favor of spoofing government control over personal choices. (more...)

Farah Alvin, Natalie Venetia and More to Lead THE LAST SMOKER IN AMERICA, Opening Tonight, 8/2
by BWW News Desk - August 2, 2012

Farah-Alvin-Natalie-Venetia-and-More-to-Lead-THE-LAST-SMOKER-IN-AMERICA-20010101 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 musical supervision by Fred Lassen (The Gershwin's Porgy & Bess), opens tonight, August 2, 2012 at The Westside Theatre. (more...)

THE LAST SMOKER IN AMERICA Hosts First-Ever 'Smoke-In/Smoke-Out' Today, 8/2
by BWW News Desk - August 2, 2012

The producers of the raucous, irreverent, and unfiltered new Off-Broadway musical comedy The Last Smoker in America, previously announced they would host the first ever Smoke-In/Smoke-Outon the occasion of the show's opening night, tonight, August 2, 2012. (more...)

BWW TV: Sneak Peek of THE LAST SMOKER IN AMERICA- Highlights!
by BroadwayWorld TV - July 30, 2012

The raucous, irreverent, and unfiltered 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. BoadwayWorld brings you highlights from the show below! (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Farah Alvin, Natalie Venetia Belcon and More in THE LAST SMOKER IN AMERICA!
by BWW News Desk - July 25, 2012

The raucous, irreverent, and unfiltered 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. Get a first look at the cast on stage in the photos below! (more...)

THE LAST SMOKER IN AMERICA Star Farah Alvin Hits Head in Rehearsal; OK for Run, Opening 8/2
by BWW News Desk - July 15, 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. (more...)

THE LAST SMOKER IN AMERICA Begins Performances Tonight, 7/11
by BWW News Desk - July 11, 2012

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), begins performances tonight, July 11, 2012 upstairs at the Westside Theatre (407 West 43rd Street). Opening Night is Thursday, August 2, 2012. (more...)

THE LAST SMOKER IN AMERICA Begins Performances 7/11
by BWW News Desk - July 9, 2012

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), begins performances Wednesday, July 11, 2012 upstairs at the Westside Theatre (407 West 43rd Street). Opening Night is Thursday, August 2, 2012. (more...)

Photo Coverage: THE LAST SMOKER IN AMERICA Meets the Press - Performance Preview!
by Walter McBride - June 22, 2012

The company of The Last Smoker in America, which opens August 2 upstairs at The Westside Theatre, met the press yesterday, June 21, and treated the audience to a performace preview. BroadwayWorld was on hand for the show and meet and greet and brings you photo coverage below! (more...)

BWW TV: First Look at THE LAST SMOKER IN AMERICA - Meet The Cast, Performance Preview & More!
by BroadwayWorld TV - June 22, 2012

The company of The Last Smoker in America, which opens August 2 upstairs at The Westside Theatre, met the press yesterday, June 21, and treated the audience to a performace preview. BroadwayWorld was on hand for the show and to speak with the exciting team. Click below to go inside the press day! (more...)

Farah Alvin, Natalie Venetia and More to Lead THE LAST SMOKER IN AMERICA
by BWW News Desk - June 11, 2012

The four member cast will feature 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. Performances begin Wednesday, July 11, 2012 upstairs at the Westside Theatre (407 West 43rd Street), with an official Opening Night set for Thursday, August 2, 2012. (more...)

Andy Sandberg to Direct LAST SMOKER IN AMERICA at Westside Theatre; Opens 8/2
by BWW News Desk - May 16, 2012

The new musical comedy The Last Smoker in America will get its New York premiere this summer, it was announced today. 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), will be directed by Tony Award-winning producer and director Andy Sandberg (Hair; Gore Vidal's The Best Man) and choreographed by Tony Award® nominee AC Ciulla (Footloose). Performances begin Wednesday, July 11, 2012 upstairs at the Westside Theatre (407 West 43rd Street), with an official Opening Night set for Thursday, August 2, 2012. Casting will be announced shortly. (more...)