Photo Coverage: NYMF Preview - Monica: The Musical, The Shaggs, Wild Women Of Planet Wongo and Don Imbroglio

On Friday, September 9, 2005 at the Virgin Megastore in Union Square, 4 NYMF shows - Monica: The Musical, The Shaggs: Philosophy of the World, The Wild Women Of Planet Wongo and Don Imbroglio showed off their stuff, and BroadwayWorld was there!

Monica: The Musical - In the face of the national scandal that was the Clinton-Lewinsky affair, Monica! The Musical dares to answer the crucial question: Exactly how did something this ridiculous happen? And it dares to answer this question in song.

The Shaggs: Philosophy Of The World - Compelled by prophecy, a desperate father forces his misfit daughters out of school and into the recording studio. The Shaggs have been called "better than the Beatles," "the worst band ever," "Godmothers of Outsider Music." Based on a bizarre true story about surviving destiny.

The Wild Women Of Planet Wongo - Blast off for zany sci-fi adventure as two astronauts and their robot crash a planet of sexy, beautiful women. Destination: a far-out, 60's-inspired, rock musical comedy where youth, idealism, true love, lust, revolution and snack food triumph over warped authority..

Don Imbroglio - The quintessential opera/ musical "cross-over" piece, Don Imbroglio offers a side-splitting music-theatre experience filled with laughter and singing, opera and family, divas and bimbos, love and pastry, and a requiem for a dead cat. This user-friendly musical farce is The Godfather meets The Marriage of Figaro meets Noises Off. Don Imbroglio is smart and funny, and the songs are tuneful and memorable. 

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Associate Producer for NYMF, Miranda Lundskaer-Nielsen
welcomes the crowd.

Christine DiGiallonardo as Monica Lewinsky

Duke Lafoon as Bill Clinton and Christine sing "Before There
Was You" from "Monica: The Musical"

Duke and Christine



The song hits a classic 80s pop ballad climax

Dana Acheson is joined by the ensemble of "The Shaggs:
Philosophy Of The World" performing "Impossible You"


Jimmy Bennett sings "Driving Home (The Rage)" backed up
by the Shaggs (l-r) Dana, Jamey Hood and Amy Eschman


Dana, Jamey and Amy - The Shaggs!

Dan Levine and Max Perlman begin the number "Cosmic Crisis"
from "The Wild Women Of Planet Wongo"

They are joined on stage by Heath Calvert as "Captain Ric Rogers"



Max, Dan and Heath

Max flanked by  Lauren Lebowitz and Nraca (two of the Wild
Women Of Planet Wongo) as they sing "Paradise"


Robert DuSold as Don Imbroglio singing the aria
"Look How They Massacred My Cat"

Robert gets emotional about the "whacking" of his cat

(l-r) Nraca, Max Perlman, Heath CalvertLauren Lebowitz and
Dan Levine from "The Wild Women of Planet Wongo"

Jamey Hood, Amy Eschman and Dana Acheson from
"The Shaggs: Philosophy Of The World"

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