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A PLAY ABOUT THE RAMONES Comes to Bootleg Theater This July

The Ramones are coming back to Los Angeles! JOHN ROSS BOWIE's play, A PLAY ABOUT THE RAMONES, tells the legendary story of when the Ramones recorded their fifth album, End of the Century, with infamous producer Phil Spector. This year marks the 40th anniversary of The Ramone's 1976 debut album.

Directed by JESSICA HANNA (No Homo, Bachelorette), A PLAY ABOUT THE RAMONES will begin previews July 2nd and officially open July 6th at the Bootleg Theater at 2220 Beverly Blvd. Los Angeles, CA 90057. The limited engagement will conclude July 31st .

The all-star cast will feature MATTHEW PATRICK DAVIS (Comedy Bang! Bang!, Greek), JOHNATHAN McCLAIN (Retired at 35, Mad Men) , MICHAEL DANIEL CASSADY (Love, Drunk History), JAMES PUMPHREY (Key & Peele, Arrested Development), ARDEN MYRIN (W/Bob and David, Madtv), and JOSH BRENER (Silicon Valley, The Internship).

BRIAN NITZKIN is producing. A PLAY ABOUT THE RAMONES will have scenic design by DAVID OFFNER (Asterion); costume design by KERRY HENNESSEY (Gogol Project - Ovation nominee, Bedtime Stories); lighting design by BRANDON BARUCH (Wood Boy Dog Fish, Vieux Carre); and sound design by CRICKET MYERS (Bengal Tiger at the Baghdad Zoo - Tony nominee, Stoneface).

A 2015 reading of the play, formerly titled "Hanukah with Joey Ramone" was presented at the Ivar Theater in Hollywood and featured BEN FELDMAN, JUSTIN KIRK, DJ QUALLS, ROB CORDDRY, PUMPHREY, and MYRIN.

Visit www.bootleg theatrer.org and www.indiegogo.com/projects/a-play-about-the-ramones# for more information.



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