The Gallery Players Presents Stephen Sondheim's MARRY ME A LITTLE
Gallery Players announces the fourth show of its 50th season with the critically acclaimed and timely, Marry Me A Little. This charming and touching musical revue was conceived and developed by Craig Lucas & Norman Rene, and features songs by Stephen Sondheim.
Two New York City singles share a Saturday night of fantasies and bittersweet yearning while never leaving their solitary apartments. The two, separated by a floor, sing on the same wants and dreams all the while not knowing the end of their loneliness is only a floor away. Together they breathe new theatrical life and meaning into a collection of trunk songs that were culled from the final productions ofAnyone Can Whistle, Follies, Company, A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum, and A Little Night Music.
A first for this show, there will be three rotating casts performing each weekend: one duo is male and female, one is an all male duo, and one is an all female duo. This will be a new twist on this piece and is being done with the express consent of the licensing agent and the author.
This is a rare treat to be produced in Brooklyn and is a must-see for Sondheim aficionado as it features songs that you may or may not know. It's a smart, funny, sophisticated and moving evening, and a fascinating look at "the songs that got away." This production is a great outing or date for the musical lover.
Marry Me A Little opens Thursday, January 26th, and runs for 12 performances through Saturday, February 13th, 2017. Performances will be held Thursday, Friday, and Saturday evenings at 8:00 pm.
Tickets are $25 for Adults and $20 for senior citizens, students, and children 12 and under. Tickets can be purchased 24/7 online at www.galleryplayers.com or by calling OvationTix at 212-352-3101 (phone hours 9-9 weekdays, 10-6 weekends). Marry Me a Little is an approved Actors Equity Association showcase.
Bringing Marry Me A Little to the Gallery stage is Executive Producer, Mark Harborth; Producers Jonathan-Bruce King and Justine McLaughlin; Director & Choreographer, Barrie Gelles; Music Director, Yi-Hsuan (Sobina) Chi; Set Designer, Paul Radassao; Lighting Designer, Scott Andrew Cally; Costume Designer, Hayley Zimmerman; Production Stage Manager, Jillian Christensen; Assistant Stage Manager, Emily La Rosa and an ensemble featuring Laura Cetti, Cassandra Dupler, Jesse Manocherian*, Adrian Rifat, Alyson Leigh Rosenfeld*, and Paul Williams. (*courtesy of Actors' Equity Association)
ABOUT THE GALLERY PLAYERS
A New York institution since 1967, this is Gallery's 50th Anniversary Season, which is typically comprised of three plays and three musicals from both the classic and contemporary repertoire. The season finale is the annual Black Box New Play Festival, which workshops and presents world premier productions of works by emerging playwrights. Gallery has received the Off-Off Broadway Review's 2000 Award for Lifetime Achievement, as well as Innovative Theater (IT) awards for outstanding musical for Urinetown, Yank, and Like You Like It, and has earned the reputation of "New York's Best Kept Secret."
The Gallery Players is located at 199 14th Street, between 4th and 5th Avenues, in Park Slope, Brooklyn. Take the F Train to 4th Avenue or the R Train to 9th Street. By car: the BQE to Hamilton Avenue, to 14th Street. Website: http://galleryplayers.com.