Tyler Maynard Returns to Altar Boyz January 9th

Ken Davenport and Robyn Goodman, in association with Walt Grossman, Ruth Hendel, Sharon Karmazin, Matt Murphy and Mark Shacket, proudly announce that ALTAR BOYZ, the acclaimed musical comedy at Dodger Stages, winner of the coveted Outer Critics Circle Award for Best Musical Off-Broadway, will welcome back its original MARK on Monday, January 9th (8 PM) when Tyler Maynard returns to the role that garnered him Drama Desk and Lucille Lortel Award nominations as Outstanding Featured Actor in a Musical!

ALTAR BOYZ is a musical-comedy spoof about a fictitious Christian boy-band on the last night of their national "Raise the Praise" tour. The Boyz - five ultra-talented heartthrobs from Ohio - are lead singer Matthew (the pretty-boy hunk and leader of the pack), Mark (a sensitive young man with a deep faith in Cher), Luke (a bad-boy with an "interest" in communion wine), Juan (a hot-blooded crooner with a passion for pretty girls) and Abraham (a nice Jewish boy, who's not quite sure how he ended up here...though his mother would sure like to know). As they perform their signature hits soul-wrenching secrets come tumbling out– with hilarious results. The Boyz begin to question their faith in each other, and learn if fate is really holding them together – or if it's just their extra-firm hair gel. With their sweet harmonies, sinfully spectacular dancing and an unnerving sense of fashion, the ALTAR BOYZ are destined to rock the masses!

A musical for the entire family, ALTAR BOYZ is 90 minutes of pure fun and the winner of the 2005 Outer Critics Circle Award for Best Off-Broadway Musical. Joining Tyler will be Scott Porter as Matthew; James Royce Edwards as Luke; Dennis Moench as Abraham; Nick Sanchez as Juan; and Shadoe Stevens as the voice of G.O.D.

ALTAR BOYZ is directed by Stafford Arima and choreographed by Christopher Gattelli. ALTAR BOYZ has music and lyrics by Gary Adler and Michael Patrick Walker with book by Kevin Del Aguila, based on a concept by Marc Kessler and Ken Davenport. The creative team includes scene design by Anna Louizos, costume design by Gail Brassard, lighting design by Natasha Katz and sound design by Simon Matthews. Lynne Shankel serves as Music Director and Co-Orchestrator with Doug Katsaros.

Performances are Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday at 8 pm, Saturday at 2 pm and 8 pm, and Sunday at 3pm and 7 pm, at Dodger Stages, Stage 4 (340 West 50th Street). Tickets will be $69.99 for all performances. ($1 Restoration charge included). Dodger Stages, Stage 4 is located at 340 West 50th Street, just west of Eighth Avenue. Tickets may be ordered online at www.telecharge.com or by phone at 212/239-6200. For more information, please visit www.altarboyz.com.

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