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Christina Bianco Stars in APPLICATION PENDING, Opening Tonight Off-Broadway

The world premiere of Application Pending, a new comedy by Greg Edwards & Andy Sandberg about the hilariously cutthroat world of kindergarten admissions at New York private schools, officially opens tonight, February 10, 2015 at the Westside Theatre (407 W 43rd St, New York, NY 10036). Application Pending is playing a limited engagement through April 19, 2015.

Directed by Sandberg, Application Pending stars Drama Desk nominee Christina Bianco (Forbidden Broadway). Bianco, who became a worldwide YouTube sensation with her diva impression videos, will portray rookie admissions office Christine Evans as well as forty other roles.

Christine Evans (Bianco) is a kindergarten assistant at Edgely Prep, an elite Manhattan private school with an acceptance rate that puts Harvard's to shame. On the day applications are due, Edgely's head of admissions is ousted in a scandal, and Christine is unexpectedly thrust into the job. With phones ringing off the hook, Christine must balance beleaguered applicants, venal administrators, and an army of parents who will stop at nothing to get their kids in.

A timely and incisive comedy, Application Pending pokes loving fun at America's obsession with getting our children into the school that will not only teach finger-painting but also determine the rest of their natural lives. This new Off-Broadway play sends up our perceptions about opportunity, how we attain it, and what it ultimately means to be a good parent.

APPLICATION PENDING is directed by Andy Sandberg (The Last Smoker in America) and will feature scenic design by Colin McGurk, costume design by Tony Award nominee Michael McDonald (Hair), lighting design by Tony Award winner Jeff Croiter (Peter and the Starcatcher), and sound design by Bart Fasbender (Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson). The production stage manager will be Pamela Edington, and Baseline Theatrical will serve as general manager.

APPLICATION PENDING is produced by Application Pending LLC, Randi Zuckerberg, Drew Desky, and Dana M. Lerner, in association with Jon Fougner and Rose Polidoro/Charles Coplin.

Photo Credit: Joan Marcus


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