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Josh Grisetti to Lead THE CRACK IN THE CEILING at NYC Fringe Festival

The New York International Fringe Festival and CitySalt Theatricals present The Crack in the Ceiling starring Josh Grisetti* (It Shoulda Been You). Performances begin Saturday August 15th at 8:30pm at The Lynn Redgrave Theatre (Venue #13) - 45 Bleeker Street. Created and written by James Harvey with direction by Stephen Tyler Davis.

Ellen, a distraught single mother, discovers a crack in her kitchen ceiling -- and no one seems to be able to repair it. As a bizarre series of handymen, plumbers, and spiritual healers try to solve the problem, Ellen finds that more than her home is at risk: her family and her sanity are increasingly put to the test in this dark musical comedy.

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About Josh Grisetti:

JOSH GRISETTI. Broadway: It Shoulda Been You (Clarence Derwent Award winner; Drama Desk & OCC nominations), Neil Simon's Broadway Bound. Off-Broadway: Enter Laughing (Theatre World Award winner; Drama Desk, OCC, Drama League and Lortel nominations), Rent, Peter and the Starcatcher, Red Eye of Love, Candida, After the Ball. Favorite Regional: Camelot(Kennedy Center), How to Succeed... (Los Angeles, Ovation Award & Garland Award winner), Funny Thing...Forum (Williamstown), Spamalot (Las Vegas), Where's Charley? (Goodspeed), Cosi fan Tutte (Operafestival di Roma). TV: The Gates, Nurse Jackie, The Knights of Prosperity and others. Film: The Immigrant, Revolutionary Road, The Namesake and others. Twitter/Instagram: @joshgrisetti.

About the Creator:

James Harvey is an up-and-coming musical theatre composer whose work blends the tragic, the absurd, the comic and the heartwarming in a melodic contemporary package. A graduate of NYU Steinhardt's music theory and composition program, James was hand picked by composer Alan Menken (Little Shop of Horrors, Beauty and the Beast, Newsies) for a prestigious scholarship based on his exciting work and the promise of work to come, and he has delivered with music that has been described as "lively and clever" (New Jersey Monthly).

James is the author of The Crack in the Ceiling, a dark musical comedy about a single mother who discovers a crack in her kitchen ceiling, that won't disappear no matter what she does. The musical premiered at the 2013 New York Musical Theatre Festival and will be performed at the 2015 New York International Fringe Festival.

Other projects in the works include the official musical adaptation of the 2012 documentary, The Queen of Versailles, which chronicles David Siegel, owner and CEO of Westgate Resorts, whose extravagant lifestyle is compromised in the financial crisis of 2008. James is also the author of Dream Job, a ten minute musical presented at the BMI Musical Theatre Workshop.

James is a member of the BMI Musical Theatre Workshop and the Dramatists Guild. His work has been seen at such New York venues as 54 Below, The Beechman Theatre, The Duplex and The Triad. James is an experienced pianist and singer and has been known to dabble as an actor and a musical comedian.

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About the Director:

Stephen is a theatre artist originally from Huntsville, Alabama. He is the author of plays, poetry, and original musicals such as Bad Kiss, Huckleberry Haywood, and Monkey Boogers. He graduated with honors with a BA in Theatre from the University of Alabama in 2006. He is currently earning his MFA in Theatremaking at Sarah Lawrence College in Bronxville, NY while also serving at the president of the Graduate Student Senate. Stephen has worked as a writer, performer, director, and designer for the New York Musical Theatre Festival. He toured the country for two seasons for TheatreWorks USA, and can be found on Broadway day and night as the singing hologram of Ripley's Believe it or Not Museum in Times Square. Stephen is a founder of Blue Plate Broadway, now going into its 6th season. He is a proud member of ASCAP and the Actors Equity Association. Visit for more information.

The Crack in the Ceiling begins performances August 15th at 8:30pm at The Lynn Redgrave Theatre, 45 Bleecker Street. Tickets are free and can be purchased beginning July 17th at

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