Photo Preview: Off-Broadway's Sessions

By: May. 30, 2007
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Algonquin Theater Productions and Ten Grand Productions, Inc. will present the world-premiere production of Sessions, a new musical by Albert Tapper, for a 12-week limited engagement at Off-Broadway's Peter Jay Sharp Theater (416 W. 42nd St.) on Theatre Row, Wednesday, May 30 through Saturday, August 18, 2007. The production officially opens on Sunday, June 10, 2007 at 3 p.m. Steven Petrillo (Route 66) directs.

"Dr. Peter Peterson listens, advises and tests his patients. What good therapist wouldn't? At once a drama and a comedy with poignant and hilarious moments alike, Sessions is a new musical for a modern generation. After all, couldn't we all use a little therapy?," state production notes.  "With songs such as 'I'm Only Human,' 'The Sun Shines In,' 'I've Become My Father,' 'Feels Like Home' and 'You Should Dance,' Sessions offers a humorous, poignant and relatable look into the familiar worlds of self-help, personal growth and those long hours that many have spent on a therapist's couch."

Sessions stars Bertilla Baker (Titanic) as Mrs. Murphy, Amy Bodnar (Oklahoma!) as Leila, Al Bundonis (Ragtime, Nat'l Tour) as Baxter, David Patrick Ford (The Full Monty, Nat'l Tour) as Dylan, Scott Richard Foster (Brooklyn the Musical) as Preston, Jim Madden (Hello, Dolly!) as Mr. Murphy, Kelli Maguire (A Wonderful Life) as Sunshine, Trisha Rapier (The Boy from Oz) as Mary, Matthew Shepard (Beauty and the Beast) as Dr. Peter Peterson and Ed Reynolds Young (Chapter Two) as The Voice.

Tickets are $50 each and are now available by calling at 212-279-4200.  Tickets may also be purchased in-person at the Peter Jay Sharp Theater box office (416 W. 42nd St.).  Box office hours are noon to 8 p.m. daily.  For more information, visit

Photos by Joan Marcus

Matthew Shepard and Amy Bodnar

Matthew Shepard

Bertilla Baker, Jim Madden and Trisha Rapier

Matthew Shepard and Amy Bodnar

David Patrick Ford and Kelli Maguire

Matthew Shepard

Jim Madden, Kelli Maguire and Bertilla Baker

Amy Bodnar

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