Musical Mondays Presents DRIVE, 12/6

 Artistic Directors Bick Goss & Frank Evans and Board President Stephen Hanks present the new musical:  "DRIVE" with book, music and Lyrics by Andy Monroe, Outer Critics Circle Award Winner for "THE KID."  Monroe's previous musicals for Musical Mondays  include "THE LIFE AND TIMES OF JOHN JEFFERSON JOE BLOW" seen at the Greenwich Street Theatre and "THE TRAGIC AND HORRIBLE LIFE OF THE SINGING NUN" subsequently produced by the  New York Musical Theater Festival. DRIVE will be presented at The Jerry Orbach Theater, Snapple Theater Center, 210 West 50th, Just West of Broadway on Thursday, December 6, 6:30PM . Single Admission: $18.00;  Subscriber Series for "DRIVE" and 2 more new musicals: $39.00  or call:  212-989-6706

Set entirely in the front seat of a car, "DRIVE" is a new musical featuring an unconventional romance that suddenly forces several lives into the fast lane.   The new musical is directed by David Hilder. (Assoc. Director: "DEATH TAKES A HOLIDAY" (Roundabout), "THE ROYAL FAMILY" (MTC), and "FROZEN", (MCC) as well as NYC/World premieres of "DADDY" and "JUMPING BLIND."  Musical Director Marcus Baker is on the faculty at NYU's Steinhardt School and has served as Music Mentor for the Metropolitan Opera Guild.

Cast includes James Cochran (2nd year student in the Circle in the Square Professional Musical Theatre Workshop),   Chris Critelli, ("BAD WATER" (Signature Theatre Workshop),  "SENSE & SENSIBILITY," (Playwrights Horizons' workshop (dir. Marcia Milgrom-Dodge), Broadway's " Christine Daae" in "PHANTOM",MAC  and Bistro Award Winner Raissa Katona Bennett,  Courtney Shaw ("THE BUTTERFLY," Mint Theatre) and Tom Stuart, whose first job was in was in THE FANTASTICKS Off-Broadway. Other NY: A CHRISTMAS CAROL at Madison Square Garden (Choreo by Susan  Stroman -opposite Emily Skinner), "DAMES AT SEA" (opposite Kristin Chenoweth). Frank Wildhorn's "DRACULA, " and  "JOSEPH ….DREAMCOAT" as Donny Osmond's vacation replacement. 

MMTL's upcoming new musicals:  Thursday, January 10: "THE PASSION OF ED WOOD," Book and Lyrics by Justin Warner, Music by Rob Kendt.  Infamous '50s schlock director Ed Wood gets a chance to redeem himself by presenting his incredible life story. 

Thursday, February 7:  "CYNTHIA AND THE DREADFUL KITE," Music by Jonathan Comisar, Book and Lyrics by Webb Wilcoxson.  When Cynthia is unfairly defeated in a Middle School kite flying competition, a whirlwind of complications follow. (Not Suitable for Children's audiences).

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