Cluett, Davis, Downey, Fuentes & More Cast In ANDY WARHOL WAS RIGHT, Opens 9/30 At Manhattan Movement & Arts Center
Casting is complete for Andy Warhol Was Right, a new multimedia dance production conceived by Melinda Atwood, Sammy Buck, Dan Acquisto, Daryl Gray, Giovanna Sardelli, and Shea Sullivan, premiering in the 2009 New York Musical Theatre Festival at the Manhattan Movement & Arts Center, running from September 30th through October 4th. The show features a book by Sammy Buck, music by Dan Acquisto, direction by Giovanna Sardelli (Wildflower, Animals Out of Paper, and All This Intimacy at Second Stage Uptown), and choreography by Daryl Gray, Darren Lee, and Shea Sullivan. Andy Warhol Was Right is produced by The New York Musical Theatre Festival and Melinda Atwood.
The cast will feature Lauren Cluett (National Tours of The Producers and Footloose), Jeremy Davis (9 to 5, South Pacific, and Dirty Rotten Scoundrels on Broadway), Trevor Downey, Tina Fuentes, Merill Grant, Dexter Jones (Black and Blue on Broadway), Tricia Kelly, Erin Moore, Alex Sanchez (Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, Wonderful Town, Follies, Fosse, Once Upon a Mattress, Big, Carousel, and The Red Shoes on Broadway), and Tommy Scrivens.
Andy Warhol Was Right will be appearing as part of the official NYMF Press Conference today, taking place at New World Stages, beginning at 1pm.
When Warhol was shot in his Factory in 1968, he had a dream about the future where everyone is famous for fifteen minutes. Andy Warhol Was Right is a fantasia about his future and our present: a world rife with YouTube videos, political scandals, and ordinary men elevated to media heroes. As three different stories come together at a party that travels from The Factory scene of the 60's to today's world of reality TV and YouTube, Warhol takes the audience on a multi-media ride, welcoming them into his world of pop art, dance, music, film, and fleeting celebrity.
The production will also feature set design by Timothy Mackabee, costume design by Emily De'Angelis, lighting design from Susan Nicholson, and projections by Chris Kateff.
Andy Warhol Was Right runs from September 30th to October 4th at the Manhattan Movement & Arts Center (248 West 60th St), playing the following performance schedule: Wednesday, 9/30 at 8pm, Friday, 10/2 at 3pm, Saturday, 10/3 at 1pm and 8pm, and Sunday 10/4 at 8pm.
Tickets can be purchased online at www.NYMF.org
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