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NEWSICAL Offers 'Pay What You Can' Thursday Nights

Rick Crom's Newsical at Upstairs at Studio 54 (located at 254 West 54th Street) is now entering its 5th hit month and the future looks, well, newsworthy. Sales of the newly released first cast album have been robust, and the hot new songs promise a strong second cast album in the future (Remember, Newsical changes with the news). And now Thursdays will be PAY WHAT YOU CAN only at the Box Office two hours before each show starting January 27th and ending February 24th. For everything Newsical visit

"Since the show is constantly changing, we have many audience members who would like to come back again to see the new material," says producer Fred M. Caruso. "We hope that this PAY WHAT YOU CAN night makes it easier for them to return, as well as encourage younger people, artists and anyone else who has wanted to see the show, but might not be able to afford a ticket, to join us."

The cast includes Stephanie Kurtzuba (The Boy From Oz on Broadway, The Joys of Sex and Bat Boy Off-Broadway), Todd Alan Johnson (Aida on Broadway), Trish Rapier (performed the role of Liza Minelli in The Boy >From Oz, a regular of Forbidden Broadway/ Hollywood, starred in Golf: the Musical and was the winner of the Carol Burnett Award and The Spotlight Award of the Los Angeles Music Center) and Jim Newman (on Broadway: Minnelli on Minnelli – cast album and Steel Pier – cast album, as well as Sunset Boulevard and The Who's Tommy).

Newsical, "The latest in political entertainment that has the advantage of being genuinely funny and consistently entertaining" (Gay City News) that "pulls no punches as it ridicules W. and Kerry, Liza and Martha, Michael Jackson and Michael Moore with catchy, well-placed jabs" (Village Voice) was created by veteran musical satirist and comedian Rick Crom (Composer and Lyricist). Rick has created many Off-Broadway and cabaret revues including Oh Fine RSVP, The Subject Was Neurosis, Absolutely Rude, Our Life and Times (1999 MAC & Bistro Awards for Outstanding Musical Revue) and What in the World (2003 Nightlife Award). His topical material is also featured at the Crystal Palace Theatre in Aspen.

Newsical is now running Mondays and Wednesdays – Saturdays at 8 PM, Wednesdays and Saturdays at 2 PM and Sundays at 3 PM. This is an open-ended run. Tickets range from $20 - $60 and can be purchased by calling Ticketmaster at 212.307.4100 or by going to

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