BWW TV: NYMF presents - Idaho

By: Sep. 02, 2008
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Tater country is turned spud-side up in IDAHO! when a mail order bride comes to town and falls in love with the wrong man. Born (out of wedlock) from the golden age of musical comedy come a new story...a twisted tale of wife stealin', spud peelin' and double dealin'at a time when men were men and Aunt Pearlie carried the shotgun.

In this segment of IDAHO's Road to NYMF we meet some of the people behind the scenes and join six of our cast members, Rob Sutton, Elena Shaddow, Stacey Todd Holt, Beth Curry, Jennifer Perry and Blake Hammond on a photo shoot at the Queens County Farm. Yes Manhattanites-there is a farm in the city with roosters, goats, pigs, and acres of sunflowers and corn! There we join our director, Matt Lenz, Costume Designer Linda Fisher and photographer Richard Termine for a few hours of hog wrestlin', tater shootin' and canoodilin'in the corn fields.

The New York Musical Theatre Festival, Sharon Carr and Richard Winkler present IDAHO! (, a new American comedy musical with book, music and lyrics by Buddy Sheffield and music by Keith Thompson.). IDAHO! is a tale of love and sex on the prairie baked to bawdy perfection and set during the "Golden era" of Broadway. From a land where men were men, women were for sale to the highest bidder and the laws of musical comedy were meant to be broken, IDAHO! is an original "high-steppin'" song and dance musical ripped from the earth like a fresh dug spud. The cast features: Rob Sutton, Elena Shaddow, Beth Curry, Stacy Todd Holt, Bill Nolte, Jennifer Perry, Jay Rogers, Ramona Keller, James Tabeek, Blake Hammond, Robbie Roby, Wendy Fox, Joe Grandy, Jessica Hershberg, Holly Holcomb, Daniel Frank Kelly and Jessica Sheridan. IDAHO! is directed by Matt Lenz (Supervising Associate Director for Hairspray on Broadway) and choreographed by Michele Lynch (Little House on the Prairie, 13, Happy Days) with musical direction by Christopher D. Littlefield. The set is designed by Charlie Smith and the lighting is designed by Julie Duro. Costume design is by Linda Fisher and sound design is by Lew Mead.

IDAHO! runs September 25th at 8:00pm, September 26th at 5:00pm, September 28th at 5:00pm, September 28th at 9:00 pm, September 30th 9:00pm, and October 4th at 9:00pm at 37 Arts Theatre (450 W. 37th Street).