SING ALONG Premieres This Sunday in NYC
Sing Along, a short film with an all-star cast, will have its world premiere this Sunday in New York City. Filmed in Midtown Manhattan in October 2012, the movie follows a 14-year-old boy who dreams of starring on Broadway and imagines daily life as a musical.
Myles Erlick, who played Billy Elliot on Broadway, stars as Stephen, with Tony Award winner Alice Ripley as his mother, Anna Maria. His History teacher is played by [title of show]'s Heidi Blickenstaff; his cafeteria lady is Godspell's Uzo Aduba; and his classmates are Remy Zaken and Cassandra Taylor, from Spring Awakening and Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark respectively. Rounding out the cast are Sam Tsui, whose YouTube videos have accumulated over 400 million views, and Cyrano's Patrick Page, who cameos as a homeless man.
The red carpet premiere will be held at NYIT Auditorium with a slew of Broadway actors scheduled to attend. The entire cast will participate in a talkback after the screening, moderated by Paul Wontorek. While the event is not open to the public, several Broadway fans will be in attendance, having pledged to receive tickets during a Kickstarter campaign.
The premiere is being coordinated by Sally Golan of Social Exposure Media. Russian Standard Vodka is hosting an after party.
Sing Along was written and directed by Mark Oxman. Its executive producer, Charles Salameno, previously produced Stick Fly and Cinderella on Broadway. The original music was composed by husband/wife duo Ron Wasserman and Kathy Fisher of the band Fisher. Its just released movie poster was designed by Los Angeles artist Joey Chou.
The film's trailer can be viewed on its official website, www.singalongmovie.com.