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THE STORY OF MY LIFE, starring Will Chase and Tony Award nominee Malcolm Gets will be Broadway's first new musical of 2009 when it begins performances this February at the Booth Theatre. Tony Award winner and Broadway veteran Richard Maltby, Jr. (Ain't Misbehavin', Song & Dance) directs this original story about friendship, success and the choices we make at the turning points in our lives. THE STORY OF MY LIFE is written by Broadway newcomers Neil Bartram (score) and Brian Hill (book). Previews begin Tuesday, February 3rd with opening night set for Thursday, February 19th at 7:30PM.

Presented by Chase Mishkin and Jack M. Dalgleish, in association with Bud Martin, THE STORY OF MY LIFE features a scenic design by Robert Brill (Cabaret, Assassins); costume design by Wade Laboissonniere (associate designer of The Sound of Music); lighting design by Tony Award winner Ken Billington; (Sunday in the Park With George, Chicago); sound design by Carl Casella (Tale of Two Cities, Xanadu); and orchestrations by Tony, Emmy, Grammy and Academy Award winner Jonathan Tunick (A Chorus Line, Company, Into the Woods).

"We live in a time when people need something that is fun and authentic," says Malcolm Gets. "That is exactly what this musical is. It's a universal story about friendship. It's about the important things in our lives - relationships with people. This musical does not have a high-tech set. Instead it relies on two actors, great music and one hell of a show."

"This is a play about family relationships, true friendship and reconnecting with the simplest and purest qualities in our lives," says Will Chase. "Doing this production has really affected my life. It's the first time in my career that I have done a production that inspires me to call my friends and family after the curtain call."

THE STORY OF MY LIFE begins performances on Broadway at The Booth Theatre (222 West 45th Street, between Broadway & 8th Aves.) on Tuesday, February 3rd, 2009. Opening night is Thursday, February 19th at 7:30PM. Performances are Tuesdays through Saturdays at 8PM, with matinees on Wednesday and Saturday at 2PM and Sunday at 3PM. Tickets are $66.50 - $110.00 Call Telecharge.com at 212-239-6200 or log on to www.telecharge.com. For Group Sales call: (212) 302-0995. www.thestoryofmylife.com.

Will Chase has appeared on Broadway in High Fidelity, Lennon, The Full Monty, Aida, Miss Saigon, and most recently as Roger in the final cast and filmed stage version (Sony Pictures) of Rent. Regional credits include: Kiss of the Spider Woman (Signature), Oklahoma! (Oklahoma Lyric), The Pajama Game (MUNY), Assassins, Black Patent Leather Shoes and Mame. He has been nominated three times for Chicago's Jeff Award. Film and Television: "Four Single Fathers," "Shaft," "Everyday People," "Rescue Me," "Canterbury's Law," "Conviction," "Law and Order," "Third Watch," "Queens Supreme," "All My Children," "Guiding Light," "As The World Turns." Will trained at the Oberlin Conservatory of Music as a percussionist and studied conducting with Atlanta Symphony's Robert Spano. He has worked with such classical music luminaries as John Cage, John Adams, Gunther Schuller, and Lorin Maazel. Will can be heard on the Original Broadway Cast Album of High Fidelity and on This Ordinary Thursday: The Songs of Georgia Stitt.

Malcolm Gets' New York Theater credits include: Amour (Tony and Drama Desk nominations); A New Brain; Merrily We Roll Along (Drama Desk nomination, Obie Award); The Two Gentlemen of Verona (Obie); Hello, Again; Boys and Girls; Finian's Rainbow; Polish Joke; Juno; and The Boys From Syracuse and The Apple Tree, both for the Encores! Series. He was Richard, the tortured artist, on NBC's "Caroline in the City." Films include "Thirteen Conversations About One Thing," "Love in the Time of Money," "Adam and Steve," "Sex and the City," and the soon to be released "Grey Gardens." He is currently recording his first solo CD with John McDaniel for PS Classics.

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