Glory Days Begins Previews Tomorrow, 4/22

GLORY DAYS, a new musical by Nick Blaemire (Music and Lyrics) and James Gardiner (Book) will begin previews tomorrow, Tuesday April 22nd at 8pm, at Broadway's Circle in the Square Theatre (235 West 50th Street, NYC). Opening night is Tuesday, May 6 at 6:45PM.

GLORY DAYS received its world premiere at DC's Signature Theatre (January 2008) in a sold-out, critically-lauded production, directed by Signature Artistic Director Eric Schaeffer (Broadway's Putting It Together), who will recreate his staging for Broadway.  GLORY DAYS marks Signature's first direct-to-Broadway transfer.

The production features the acclaimed Signature cast: Steven Booth (Will), Andrew C. Call (Andy), Adam Halpin (Skip), and Jesse JP Johnson (Jack).  Booth, Halpin and Johnson are making their Broadway debuts in GLORY DAYS.

GLORY DAYS is the story of four best friends who reunite a year after high school graduation, only to find out how much they have grown apart.  As they attempt to understand each other's differences, they soon realize that nothing can compare to the glory days of high school when life was simpler.  Set to a vibrant score, GLORY DAYS is a witty, unflinching look at four guys who refuse to be defined by generational stereotypes as they struggle to find their place in the world.

At 23 years old, Nick Blaemire (Music and Lyrics) is making his Broadway debut this season both as a songwriter with GLORY DAYS and as a performer in the ensemble of Cry-Baby.  James Gardiner (Book), at 24 years old, is making his debut as a book writer with GLORY DAYS.

 Led by director Eric Schaeffer, the creative team also includes James Kronzer (scenic design), Sasha Ludwig-Siegel (costume design), Mark Lanks (lighting design) and Peter Hylenski (sound design).  Vocal arrangements are by Nick Blaemire and Jesse Vargas.  Music supervision, arrangements and orchestrations are by Jesse Vargas.   

GLORY DAYS is produced by John O'Boyle, Ricky Stevens, Richard E. Leopold and Lizzie Leopold, and Max Productions in association with Signature Theatre.

[Editor Note:  Glory Days will be ineligible for 2007-08 Drama Desk, Outer Critics Circle and Drama League awards since the April 22 first preview is after the respective organizations' nominating deadlines.  The show's May 6th opening night date meets the Tony Award eligibility requirement for this season.]

Tickets are $97.50 (includes $1.50 facilities fee) and are available from Telecharge at 212-239-6200, online at www.telecharge.com, or in-person at the Circle in the Square Theatre box office (235 West 50th Street, between Broadway & 8th Avenues, NYC) beginning March 30.
Student Rush Policy:  subject to availability, a limited quantity of $26.50 student rush tickets will be sold on the day of the performance, in-person at the Box Office only (limit of two tickets per person, with valid student ID).

Performance Schedule-Listings Information

April 22-27:  Tuesday-Saturday at 8PM; Saturday matinee at 2PM; Sunday matinee at 3PM and Sunday early evening at 7PM.

April 28-May 4:  Monday at 8PM; (Tuesday-no performance); Wednesday-Saturday at 8PM; Saturday matinee at 2PM; Sunday matinee at 3PM and Sunday early evening at 7PM.

May 5-11: Monday at 8PM; Tuesday-Opening Night at 6:45PM;(Wednesday-no performance); Thursday-Saturday at 8PM; Saturday matinee at 2PM; Sunday matinee at 3PM and Sunday early evening at 7PM.

Beginning May 12, the regular performance schedule is: Monday at 8PM; (Tuesday-no performance); Wednesday-Saturday at 8PM; Saturday matinee at 2PM; Sunday matinee at 3PM and Sunday early evening at 7PM.

[Please Note:  On Monday, May 26-MEMORIAL DAY HOLIDAY, the show will be dark with an added performance on Tuesday, May 27 at 8PM.]

Running time is 90 minutes (no intermission).



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