THUGS THE MUSICAL to Receive One-Night-Only Screening 12/15

Thugs the Musical, a musical film starring comedian Kevin Avery, Tony Award nominee David Alan Grier, Margaret Cho and Wu Tang Clan's Prodigal Sunn, will receive a one-night-only New York City screening on Saturday, December 15, 2012 as part of the New York No Limits 2012 Film Summit. The screening is part of the New York No Limits 2012 Summit being held December 12 - 15 in New York City and Brooklyn, NY. The summit highlights films from eight countries across multiple genres. Other notable screenings include Ana Nogueira's Roadmap To Apartheid (narrated by The Color Purple's Alice Walker) and Bryce Dallas Howard's When You Find Me.<

Tickets for the 7:30pm screening ($12 in advance, $15 day-of) are available by visiting

The film is directed by Liam Sullivan, who directed the popular music videos "Shoes" and "Let Me Borrow That Top" that have received 70 million hits on YouTube.

Thugs the Musical follows the adventures of a struggling and delusional actor, his doomed musical production, and the misfit group of actors he has assembled as his cast. After years of auditioning but not being considered "black enough", Michael Gardner decides to create a musical. His mission: to present a gritty, authentic depiction of life in the ghetto through the fabulous world of musical theater. The film, shot as a faux documentary, chronicles the making of the play from rehearsals through its disastrous opening weekend and features such musical numbers as "Who's That Keepin' It Real?" "Drive-By," and "Oh No She Di-in't".

The cast features comedian Kevin Avery, Tony Award nominee David Alan Grier (The Gershwins' Porgy and Bess, Race, Chocolate News, In Living Color), Margaret Cho (I'm The One That I Want, Notorious C.H.O., Drop Dead Diva), Rachel True (Half & Half, The Craft, The Drew Carey Show, Half Baked), Baron Vaughn (Fairly Legal, Late Night with Jimmy Fallon) and Prodigal Sunn from the Wu Tang Clan. Thugs the Musical is written by Avery, who also composed all of the original music with Alex Burke.