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ALTAR BOYZ Announces New Lyrics; Beeping Out, Tweeting In

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ALTAR BOYZ announced today that it would be changing the lyrics to the song "The Calling" (the Gary Adler tune that includes the popular lyric "Jesus Called Me On My Cell Phone"). Long running shows need to keep up with ever changing technology and Altar Boyz is no exception. Beginning this week, Mark will no longer sing of Jesus ‘beeping' him, but instead will hear from JC on Twitter! The new lyric is "I felt a vibrating feeling on the belt loop of my pants. Jesus tweeted on my twitter, a message texted from above."

Altar Boyz is the longest running musical comedy to open in New York in years! Full of sharp parody, sinfully spectacular dancing, and irreverent humor, this spoof about a heavenly guy-group is adored by audiences and critics alike. With an extraordinary mix of side-splitting songs "convincing enough to be played on MTV," uncontrollable laughs and lighthearted fun, this award-winning and totally original new musical is "90 minutes of pure delight" that's suitable for all ages and will have "the whole family laughing and singing along."

Critics are spreading the word coast-to-coast: "Finally, an Off-Broadway musical that actually works!" (Zinoman, The New York Times); "Sly and funny subversion, terrific voices, soothing harmonies, and deliciously funny numbers. It sends you home with a smile! Made up of five potential Teen People cover boys." (Isherwood, The New York Times); "Thank Heaven for Altar Boyz! It keeps you laughing all evening long. If laughter is a form of salvation, my soul is clean!" (Daily News); "Hilarious! This sweet and sassy, witty and completely unpretentious show sends everybody out on a cloud of mirth - and we mean everybody!" (Journal News); "Ninety minutes of heavenly hilarity!" (The Boston Globe); "You'll laugh your socks off!" (Chicago Tribune); "Hallelujah Brothers and Sisters! Altar Boyz is in town. Funny song-and-dance numbers that never stop and a talented cast of five handsome men. It's top-notch musical theater!" (Miami Herald).

Altar Boyz features Michael Kadin Craig, Lee Markham, Travis Nesbitt, Mauricio Perez, and Ravi Roth, and is directed by Stafford Arima and choreographed by Christopher Gattelli. Altar Boyz has music & lyrics by Gary Adler and Michael Patrick Walker with book by Kevin Del Aguila, based on a concept by Marc Kessler and Ken Davenport.

Performances are Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday at 8 pm, Saturday at 4pm & 8pm, and Sunday at 3pm & 7:30pm. New World Stages is located at 340 West 50th Street, just west of Eighth Avenue. For more information, please visit or call 1 -877-ABOYZ-411. For all the gossip, visit

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