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Bukowsical! Premieres at FringeNYC 8/11

The See You Next Tuesday Company of Los Angeles presents a new production of the new musical comedy, Bukowsical.

"Written by Spencer Green and Gary Stockdale, with music by Gary Stockdale and direction by Joe Peracchio, Bukowsical! takes the form of a backer's audition held by an edgy fictional Los Angeles-based theatre troupe, the Sacred Angel Fist Circle of Note Gang (SAFCNG), trying to raise money for a (misguided) musical about the great besotted writer Charles 'Buk' Bukowski," state press notes.  Bukowsical! will perform at the Bleecker Street Theatre, 45 Bleecker Street, as part of the New York International Fringe Festival/FringeNYC .

"SAFCNG's illustrious Founder/Artistic Director serves as the audience's guide as the show traces the life of famed writer Charles Bukowski from obscurity to international fame, starting with Buk's early torment by students, teachers and his Father in 'Art Is Pain.' He finds his muse on 'The Derelict Trail,' gets a 'Writing Lesson' from William Faulkner, William S. Burroughs, Sylvia Plath and Tennessee Williams and discovers his sexy, crab-infested One True Love in 'Chaser of My Heart.' After a soul-deadening job in a 'Post Office,' Buk's work is discovered and he is soon hanging out with celebrities like Mickey Rourke and Sean Penn in 'Through a Glass, Barfly.' But will he stay true to his literary ideals or sell out? And will he be too drunk to notice?"

"Bukowsical! is a no-holds-barred homage to Broadway, edgy theatre companies, and, of course, Bukowski himself. It also has a lot of songs with dirty words. It's the musical for people who love musicals as much as for those who hate them."

The cast of Bukowsical! includes Broadway and off-Broadway veterans Brad Blaisdell, Fleur Phillips and Lauren Rubin with Nadia Ahern, Jennifer Blake, Marc Cardiff, Matthew Garland, Ian Gould, Michael Lanahan and Cason Murphy.

Bukowsical! performance schedule is:
Saturday, August 11 at 7:30PM
Sunday, August 12 at 12PM noon
Tuesday, August 14 at 10PM
Friday, August 17 at 3PM
Saturday, August 18 at 3:30PM

Bukowsical! performs at Bleecker Street Theatre (45 Bleecker Street at Lafayette).  Tickets ($15-$10) are available at (212)279-4488 or (888)FringeNYC (credit card only) or visit www.FringeNYC.org.



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