Jay Johnson: The Two and Only Ventiloquist Show Comes to Broadway March 2006

Jay Johnson: THE TWO AND ONLY! will make its Broadway bow at the Helen Hayes Theatre this spring with its previews set for Tuesday, March 7, and its opening on Sunday, March 19 2006.

In his 30-year career, Jay Johnson has converted generations of ventriloquist-avoiding Americans with his charm, anarchy and innovative wit. In Jay Johnson: THE TWO AND ONLY! he deconstructs and demonstrates his lifelong obsession.

Best known for playing the schizophrenic role of Chuck and Bob on the classic television comedy Soap, Jay Johnson is recognized as one of our foremost ventriloquists, returning the ancient craft to its rightful place as an art form. From the Oracle of Delphi to The Tonight Show, ventriloquism has long provided insight as well as entertainment.

Jay Johnson is a writer, philosopher, comic, poet, and artist. In the show, he takes us on a multi-dimensional journey that combines his skills with a parade of characters that range from a subversive monkey to a withering tennis ball.

Jay Johnson: THE TWO AND ONLY! is directed and co-created by Murphy Cross and Paul Kreppel. Their collective credits include Broadway (A Chorus Line, Godspell), New York Shakespeare Festival, film (Annie, Perfect) and TV (Deadwood, Carnivale, ER, It's a Living, Taxi and Cheers) as directors, performers and choreographers.

Jay Johnson: THE TWO AND ONLY! is produced by Roger Alan Gindi, Stewart F. Lane & Bonnie Comley, Dan Whitten, Herbert Goldsmith Productions, and WetRock Entertainment. It comes to Broadway following an acclaimed run at The Atlantic Theater Company last year.

The creative team for Jay Johnson: THE TWO AND ONLY! is Beowulf Boritt (Scenery), Clifton Taylor (Lighting), David Gotwald (Sound) and Michael Andreas (Original Music)

Tickets will be available at www.telecharge.com and at TeleCharge (212 239 6200).

Jay Johnson: THE TWO AND ONLY! will play on the following schedule:

Tues. @ 7, Wed. –Sat. @ 8, Wed. & Sat. @ 2, Sun @ 3. All tickets are $75.00 except the rear mezzanine is $50.00. The front row orchestra is reserved for Student Rush (with I.D.) at $25.00. Group Sales will be handled by MatchTix 212-354-2220.

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