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F*CKING MEN Returns To The Celebration Theater In January

Celebration Theatre, in association with Calvin Remsberg, presents a special, limited return engagement of the Fall 2009 hit production F*CKING MEN. F*CKING MEN, written by Joe DiPietro and directed by Calvin Remsberg, opened at Celebration Theatre September 11, 2009 for a scheduled six week run. The sold-out production was extended twice before having to close to accommodate a previously scheduled production. Original cast members Brian Dare, Gregory Franklin, Sean Galuszka, David Pevsner, Michael Rachlis and AJ Tannen are joined by Parnell Damone and Christopher Grant Pearson, moving up from their roles as understudies, as well as Adam Allison and John Michael Beck

F*CKING MEN is a new play by celebrated playwright Joe DiPietro, that observes the sex lives of modern urban gay America. Conceived as a riff on Arthur Schnitzler's 19th century play, La Ronde. F*CKING MEN looks at ten men from all walks of life; a soldier, a grad student, a stock broker, a high school teacher, even a movie star.

Everyone, gay, straight, male or female will find many of the situations in DiPietro's play recognizable, as the ten men strive to connect in some meaningful way. Funny, poignant, sometimes dramatic, always provocative and sexy, F*CKING MEN has been a runaway success in London where it has been playing consistently for two years, recently opening in the West End. This production is the American premiere, the second ever of this
controversial and edgy new play.


Calvin Remsberg (Director/Co-Producer) has worked extensively both as a performer and as a director. He began his professional career in the classical world, having sung in over thirty operas (including three filmed for television with Beverly Sills). Los Angeles audiences best know him as Firmin in the record-breaking production of The Phantom of the Opera at the Ahmanson Theatre. Other stage roles include the Beadle in both national tours, and the acclaimed television production of Sweeney Todd. As a director his work includes The Medium (with Glenn Close) and the 20th Anniversary production of Sweeney Todd at the Ahmanson Theatre starring Kelsey Grammar, Christine Baranski and Neil Patrick Harris. He is also an instructor in private voice in Van Nuys, having Tony Emmy and Oscar winners (as well as American Idol finalist, Adam Lambert) among his students.

Joe DiPietro (Playwright) Broadway: Memphis (Fall 2009), All shook Up. Off-Broadway: I Love You, You're Perfect, Now Change (longest running musical revue in Off-Broadway history), The Toxic Avenger. Also the long-running comedy, Over the River and Through the Woods. Other works include: The Thing About Men (Outer Critics Circle Award, Best Off-Broadway Musical) and Art of Murder (Edgar Award, Best Mystery Play). London: Fucking Men.

FUCKING MEN's production team includes: Tom Buderwitz (Scenic Design), Jeremy Pivnick (Lighting Design), Lindsay Jones (Sound Design), Veronica Lancaster (Associate Sound Design), Michael O'Hara (Propertymaster), and Marcedes Clanton (Stage Management). Celebration Theatre's Artistic Director is Michael A. Shepperd, Managing Director is Michael Kricfalusi and Acting Artistic Director (until January 2010) is Derek Charles Livingston (Celebration's Managing Artistic Director 2000-2005).


FUCKING MEN will re-open Friday, January 8, 2010 and run through Sunday, February 14. Performances are Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays at 8pm and Sundays at 3pm. Tickets are $30.00 for all performances.

FUCKING MEN is performed at Celebration Theatre, 7051B Santa Monica Blvd., in Hollywood. For tickets please visit Celebration Theatre's website at or call (323)957-1884.

Celebration Theatre is a community of artists dedicated to presenting innovative, provocative and relevant work that examines the gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender and queer experience. We endeavor to challenge society's perception of this community and give a vibrant voice to its evolving identity.

The theatre is located at 7051B Santa Monica Blvd. (½ block east of LaBrea) on the Hollywood/West Hollywood border. For more information on all of Celebration's programs, please visit

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