LYSISTRATA JONES Box Office Opens Today
The Walter Kerr Theatre Box Office (219 W 48th Street) opens on Monday, October 10, 2011 for the new Broadway musical comedy Lysistrata Jones. Written by Tony nominee Douglas Carter Beane and Lewis Flinn and directed and choreographed by Tony nominee Dan Knechtges, Lysistrata Jones will begin previews November 12, 2011 and officially open on December 14, 2011.
Lysistrata Jones will star Patti Murin (Lysistrata Jones), Liz Mikel (Hetaira), Josh Segarra (Mick), Jason Tam (Xander), and Lindsay Nicole Chambers (Robin) with Alexander Aguilar (Uardo), Ato Blankson-Wood (Tyllus), Katie Boren (Lampito), Kat Nejat (Cleonice), LaQuet Sharnell (Mhyrinne), Teddy Toye (Harold) and Alex Wyse (Cinesius).
The Athens University basketball team hasn't won a game in 30 years. But when spunky transfer student Lysistrata Jones (Patti Murrin) dares the squad's fed-up girlfriends to stop ‘giving it up' to their boyfriends until they win a game, their legendary losing streak could be coming to an end. In this boisterous new musical comedy, Lyssie J. and her girl-power posse give Aristophanes' classic comedy a sexy, modern twist and take student activism to a whole new level.
The New York Times praises Lysistrata Jones as "An effervescent, tasty and surprisingly filling new musical with high-octane performances." New York Magazine calls it "A good old-fashioned tease of a musical comedy - a naughty, bubbly, modern goof on Aristophanes." According to the New York Post Lysistrata Jones is "A terrific splash of fun with an infectious score!" and AP finds it "Hilarious and bouncy with strong tunes and smart, witty lyrics." While The Hollywood Reporter/Reuters raves that "There's an obscene amount of fun being had in Lysistrata Jones, a sassy new quasi-teen musical!"