Photo Flash: NYMF's PEACE, LOVE AND CUPCAKES: THE MUSICAL Gives Sneak Peek in Midtown
The cast of PEACE, LOVE AND CUPCAKES: THE MUSICAL gave audiences a sneak peek at the NYMF outdoor concert at World Wide Plaza in Midtown. The production opens July 27th. Scroll down for photos from the preview!
The New York Musical Festival and Center Stage Theatre Company previously announced that James Ignacio (King and I), Diego Lucano (School of Rock), Eliza Holland Madore (Matilda), Madison Mullahey (Mary PoppinsShrek ), as well as the show's own 14-year-old co-playwright, Carrie Berk (NYMF Camp Rolling Hills) will lead the company of PEACE, LOVE AND CUPCAKES: THE MUSICAL as part of the 2017 New York Musical Festival. Proceeds to benefit NoBully.org which trains schools how to activate student compassion to stop bullying.
PEACE, LOVE AND CUPCAKES: THE MUSICAL is the story of Kylie Carson, the target of a middle school bully who uses cupcakes and compassion to unite her entire school-popular girls, jocks, allergy kids and all-while staying true to her "sweet self." Kylie feels she is "different" but learns she has the power to make a difference.
With a delicious pop-infused score by Rick Hip-Flores (Fun Home, In Transit) and directed by Broadway veteran performer and choreographer Rommy Sandhu (Mary Poppins, Oklahoma!, Annie Get Your Gun, Kiss Me Kate, Carousel; Associate Director Unsinkable Molly Brown at The MUNY), PEACE, LOVE AND CUPCAKES: THE MUSICAL brings to life the bestselling children's book by mother/daughter writing team Sheryl and Carrie Berk. The Berks and Jill Jaysen (co-playwright/producer) have collaborated on the script, tailoring it for young audiences who will get to see it passionately performed by an exciting cast of talented teens. Rounding out the impressive creative team are Liz Racanelli, Associate Director, and David J. Madore, Music Director.
Also featured in the cast are Calli McRae (Daniel Tiger's Neighborhood National Tour), Grace Rundhaug (NBC's The Sound of Music Live!), Lauren Bryant, Victoria Csatay, Miranda Jo DeMott, Mili Green, David Hoffman, Isabelle Livingstone, Cameron Mann, Chloe Manna, Merin McCallum, Casey Nadzam, Ksenia Nakonechny, Alexa Reeves, Jack Richman, Jamilah Rosemond, Tai Sandhu, Blake Devin Sheridan, and Alex St. Andre.
PEACE LOVE AND CUPCAKES: THE MUSICAL runs Thursday, July 27 at 8 p.m.; Friday July 28 at 5 p.m.; Saturday, July 29 at 1 p.m.; and Sunday July 30 at 10:30 a.m. and 2 p.m. at The Acorn Theatre at Theatre Row, 410 West 42nd Street between 9th and 10th Avenues. Individual tickets are $27.50 and can be purchased on line at nymf.org or at the theater box office or by calling (212) 352-3101. For more information, visit www.plcmusical.com.
Photo Credit: Russ Rowland/NYMF
Carrie Berk in a scene from Peace, Love and Cupcakes: The Musical at the World Wide Plaza.
Alexa Reeves, Diego Lucano, Jamilah Rosemond in a scene from Peace, Love and Cupcakes: The Musical at the World Wide Plaza.