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Foster, Mann, Etc. Set for NYMF Party Come Here in Sept.

Hunter Foster and Terrence Mann will lead the starry cast of Party Come Here, playing from September 25th through September 28th at the TBG Theatre (312 W. 36th St.) as one of the "invited" musicals of the New York Musical Theatre Festival.

Party Come Here features a book by Daniel Goldfarb (Modern Orthodox), music by David Kirshenbaum (Summer of '42), and lyrics by David Kirshenbaum.  "A nervous groom, a statue of Christ, and a 500-year-old Jewish caveman converge to make miracles happen during a tropical storm o­n o­ne magical night in Rio...Mistaken identity, spirituality, hope, family, sex—all set to irresistible Latin rhythms," state press notes.  In addition to Foster and Mann, it will star Fyvush Finkel (Cafe Crown, "Picket Fences") and Kaitlin Hopkins (Bat Boy).  All were seen in a reading of the musical at least year's NAMT festival.

Foster received a Tony nomination for playing Seymour in the Broadway revival of Little Shop of Horrors.  He originated the role of Bobby Strong in the Broadway and off-Broadway companies of Urinetown,and has also appeared on Broadway in Grease, Footloose, Les Misérables and King David. As a writer, he has penned the books to the musical Summer of '42, among others.

Mann received Tony Award nominations for creating the role of Javert in Les Miserables and the Beast in Beauty and the Beast.  His other Broadway credits include Lennon, The Rocky Horror Show, The Scarlet Pimpernel, Getting Away with Murder, Jerome Robbins' Broadway, Rags, Barnum and Cats, in which he originated the role of Rum Tum Tugger.

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