BWW TV: NYMF presents 'I Come For Love'
Sparks and saucers fly in this charming new intergalactic musical comedy with book, music and lyrics co-authored by Terrence Atkins and Jeffery Lyle Segal, directed by Michael Berry and choreographed by Michelle Webber An emotional alien girl from an unemotional planet, Nine-O, comes to Roswell to find romance and falls in love with Joe "Scoop" O'Reilly, a down-on-his luck reporter who needs a big story to get back in the game. When he finds out that the new waitress in the diner is more than she seems to be, will he chose the love of his life or the story of the century?
Leading the cast of "I Come For Love" are Jodie Langel as Nine-O and Joe Barbara as "Scoop". Jodie Langel debuted on Broadway as Cosette in "Les Miserables" while still attending the NYU Tisch School of the Arts, and went on to play Eponine as well. She was the youngest actress ever to play Grizabella in "Cats." In addition to many distinguished regional credits, she was recently the star of "I Love You, You're Perfect, Now Change" off-Broadway.Joe Barbara starred on Broadway as Danny Zuko in the Tommy Tune/Jeff Calhoun revival of "Grease!" But he is still best known for playing Captain Joe Carlino on the long-running NBC series, "Another World," and con man Paolo Caselli on ABC's "All My Children." Joe is also the voice and the on camera presence for the character Ray Boccino in the wildly successful video game Grand Theft Auto IV.Recent Northwestern University theater graduate Anna Eilinsfeld makes her NY debut is Bessie and Adam Hose is Floyd, returning to NYMF after starring in last year's "Tully (In No Particular Order). Bessie the waitress and Floyd the shy, young mechanic are lifelong friends who see each other through different eyes thanks to Nine-O's influence. Rounding out the cast are Michael Maricondi as Scoop's cub reporter sidekick, Frank, Jarid Faubel as the swaggering bully, Rusty, Michele Foor as the kindly diner owner, Mabel, Mitch Poulos as Floyd's father, Carl, Dan Guller as the unhinged Sheriff Nails, Stephanie Pam Roberts and Chris Fitz as the hot-to-trot teenage couple Brad and Mary Lou, Bill Corey and Gael Shaefer as cantankerous old Henry and his wife, Edna, and Katie Sina as Roxy, who taps her way into our hearts. The performance will run for 2 hrs and 15 min with an intermission included. Tickets are $20 and seating is limited. To purchase tickets call 212-352-3101 or go to www.nymf.org. Hear music from the show and read more about it at either www.icomeforlove.com or www.nymf.org. About NYMF:Hailed as "the Sundance of Musical Theatre," The New York Musical Theatre Festival (NYMF) exists to revitalize one of America's greatest art forms by discovering, supporting and promoting new musical theater artists, producers, and projects, and by introducing a diverse audience to the vibrancy of contemporary musical theater. Widely regarded as the essential source for new material and talent discovery, NYMF is the flagship program of The National Music Theater Network, a 501(c)3 not-for-profit organization, and is presented in association with BroadwayWorld.com, Production Resource Group and TheaterMania.com, and is supported by amNewYork, Barnes & Noble Booksellers, BroadwayBox.com, BroadwayInsider.com, Frank & Camille's Fine Pianos, HX Magazine, Jossip.com, King Displays, Queerty.com, Manhattan Movement & Arts Center, Metromix.com, The New York Blade, Next Magazine, Panasonic Astrovision, Tekserve, TheMENEvent, VOGA Italia, and The Zipper Factory. NYMF is supported, in part, by an award from the National Endowment for the Arts, and by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs and from the New York State Council on the Arts, a state agency
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