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VIDEO: Alex Wyse and Ben Fankhauser Perform “One Hit Song” from A COMMERCIAL JINGLE FOR REGINA COMET


A Commercial Jingle for Regina Comet begins previews on Friday, September 17th, at the DR2 Theatre.

A Commercial Jingle for Regina Comet, the first completely new musical to premiere at an off-Broadway venue since the shutdown began, released today a composer's demo lyric video of "One Hit Song".

Written and performed by the show's creators Alex Wyse ("Indoor Boys", Spring Awakening) and Ben Fankhauser (Newsies, Beautiful), "One Hit Song" comes at the beginning of the show with two jingle composers down on their luck, stuck with writer's block, and figuring out how to write the one song to launch them to fame... or infamy.

"'One Hit Song' was the first song we wrote for the show, and as we were finding our own creative process, it was exciting to channel it through our characters' creative process in the words and music. We hope you enjoy, and we hope you listen to it on the elliptical," said creators Alex Wyse and Ben Fankhauser.

As previously announced, the cast of A Commercial Jingle for Regina Comet comprises of Bryonha Marie Parham (Prince of Broadway, "The SpongeBob Musical: Live on Stage!") starring as 'Regina Comet,' who is joined by ...Regina Comet creators Alex Wyse and Ben Fankhauser.

Two nobodies dream of writing one hit song for everybody, but their day job composing jingles for commercials isn't the big break they hoped. That is, until they're plucked from obscurity by a world-famous pop star named Regina Comet (if destiny had a child, it would be her) and she wants them to create an anthem for her supernova pipes... and her new perfume. They're so close to the big-time they can smell it, but following your passion doesn't always lead where you expect. Making a hit song can be a shit-show.

The creative team for A Commercial Jingle for Regina Comet includes Alex Wyse and Ben Fankhauser (Book/Music/Lyrics), Marshall Pailet (Direction), Drama Desk Award winner Stephanie Klemons (Choreography), Lucille Lortel Award nominee Wilson Chin (Scenic Design), Antonyo Award winner Sarita Fellows (Costume Design), Aja M. Jackson (Lighting Design), Twi McCallum (Sound Design), Alex Goldie Golden (Music Director), and Hannah Woodward (Production Stage Manager).

A Commercial Jingle for Regina Comet begins previews on Friday, September 17th, at the DR2 Theatre (103 E. 15th Street), with an opening night set for Monday, September 27th. The strictly limited engagement is set to run through Sunday, November 14th, 2021.

The show will play the following schedule: Tuesdays at 7pm, Wednesdays at 7pm, Thursdays at 8pm, Fridays at 8pm, Saturdays at 3pm and 8pm, and Sundays at 3pm and 7pm.

A Commercial Jingle for Regina Comet is produced by Cody Lassen, joined by Kate Cannova, Fever, Sue Gilad & Larry Rogowsky, Chaz Naor, Jamie deRoy/Luigi Caiola, Samantha Squeri, David Lipowicz, Brad Blume, Jo-Ann Dean, Wayne H. Holland, III, Jamie Joeyen-Waldorf, Robert Laurita, Benny Lumpkins Jr., Philip Makara, and Raindrop Valley.

Tickets, starting at $55, are now available and can be purchased by visiting or by calling 800-447-7400.

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