Christine Dwyer, Jenna Leigh Green & More to Join Tim Realbuto for Final WUNDERKIND Show, 9/1
Tim Realbuto is ending his critically acclaimed not-so-solo solo show 'Tim Realbuto: Wunderkind' on Tuesday, September 1st at The Triad Theatre, 158 West 72nd Street in NYC. The performance will begin at 7:00PM and proceeds from the event will help benefit BC/EFA and The Trevor Project.
Realbuto states: "I started my 'Wunderkind' tour at The Triad Theatre last September 1st, which happened to be my 30th birthday, so I wanted to celebrate 31 by coming full circle and ending the journey right where I started it."
Realbuto (HBO's "The Sopranos"; Mean the musical) has been touring the show for a year all throughout New York City and across the country, including sold out runs at 54 Below, Joe's Pub, and most recently, a special engagement as part of the New York Musical Theatre Festival.
Production notes state: "See the show that The Huffington Post hails as 'genre busting!' Join Tim Realbuto on his 31st birthday as he returns to The Triad Theatre after starting his 'Wunderkind' tour there exactly one year ago. What has he learned in the past year? What hasn't changed? Come on down and see an evening full of well-known tunes, original songs, very special Broadway guest stars, but most importantly a show full of heart, triumph and poignancy. A growing up in showbiz tale like no other, former child 'semi-star' Tim Realbuto will take you on a journey like you haven't seen before."
Realbuto is known to feature many famous guest stars at his performances, and this time around is no exception. The many actors who will portray characters from Tim's life, as well as the voices in his head will be played by Broadway, Off-Broadway, and New York theatre veterans including 'Wicked' star Christine Dwyer (Rent), "Sabrina, the Teenage Witch" star Jenna Leigh Green (Bare), "Top Five" star Laurissa Romain (South Pacific), Kimberly Faye Greenberg (Danny and Sylvia; Little Wars), Leigh Martha Klinger (Rebecca the musical; We Will Rock You), and Realbuto's 'Ghostlight' co-writer Matthew Martin.
The rest of the principal cast will be announced within the coming days.
The ensemble will feature Emily Esposito (A Christmas Story), Teresa Hui (Love Quirks), Thomas Ian Johnson (Bookseller in the Rain: The Music of Maury Yeston), Elliot Kleinburd (Live in Living Color: The Songs of Shaiman and Wittman), Katie Mack (Avarice), Jackie Reynolds (Rent), Kevin Riddagh (The Adonis), and Lauren Testerman (Next To Normal).
'Wunderkind', which was written and conceived by Realbuto, will feature musical direction by his long- time collaborator Julianne B. Merrill, with direction and musical staging being provided by Michael Kidney, who performed the same task during the show's sold-out NYMF run.
Realbuto, wanting to keep the evening affordable for everyone, has priced his tickets at only $10. To purchase tickets for the September 1st final performance, visit www.triadnyc.com/event/9b726bc9e1c538eb9f21b3ef8728873d.