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BEDBUGS!!! Extends Run Off-Broadway

Opening to amazing audience and critical response, the NY Times Critic's Pick, Bedbugs!!! will extend through November 2. Written by composer, Paul Leschen with book & lyricist Fred Sauter with direction and choreography of Robert Bartley with musical supervision by Deborah Hurwitz. Bedbugs!!! began performances on September 9 and opened on September 14 and was originally set to end it run on October 26, due to popular demand, will now extend its run at the UWS's ArcLight Theatre (152 West 71 Street) through November 2, 2014. Tickets are $25 - $89 and can be purchased by visiting BedBugsMusical.com or calling Ovationtix.com at 866.811.4111. Bedbugs!!! is presented by Dale Joan Young.

Bedbugs!!! is the award winning girl-meets-bug sci-fi-rock-musical-comedy. Carly, an exterminator, is hell-bent on avenging her mother's bedbug-related death. In an effort to permanently rid the city of its infestation, she accidentally mutates the pests into an army of human-size, intelligent, carnal creatures out for blood and world domination.

Bedbugs!!! has been called "Deliriously inventive. A theatrical blast of fresh air, Bedbugs!!!is an audacious rock-'n'-roll concoction that never stops surprising. The sci-fi slapstick tradition of "Little Shop of Horrors" and "The Rocky Horror Show" is alive and well and, now, six-legged." The New York Times; "The most fun you can have with bedbugs without having to burn the sheets. Psychotically hilarious. Leschen and Sauter deliver a deliciously nostalgic eighties pop score" Theater is Easy; "An evening of zany, scary, laugh-out-loud fun, Bedbugs!!! merits all its exclamation points." Blogcritics; "Leschen's score is catchy and fun, A mix of Little Shop and The Toxic Avenger. Bedbugs!!! is musical comedy genius." Theater In the Now; "Jaw dropping and gut busting. "Bedbugs" will leave you singing and scratching for days." Out in Jersey; "Bedbugs!!! The New Cult Phenomenon" Times Square Chronicle; "Bedbugs!!! - the kitschy, unashamedly self-aware sci-fi thriller is a great time!" Theaterscene.

Leading the cast are Chris Hall (Jessie's Girl at Poisson Rouge, Revision Theatre's Rocky Horror Show) as Cimex, Grace McLean (Natasha, Pierre and the Great Comet of 1812) as Carly, Brian Charles Rooney (Bway: The Threepenny Opera) as Dionne Salon and Nicholas Park (Mr. Irresistible, Dear Edwina) as Burt; the cast also includes Danny Bolero (Bway: In the Heights, Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat), Tracey Conyer Lee (Sistas: The Musical, TV's "SMASH"), Barry Shafrin (WikiMusical Regional: Good News), Gretchen Wylder (Til Divorce Do Us Part, Regional: Avenue Q) Courtney Bassett (POP! (Who Shot Andy Warhol?) ) and Colin Scott Cahill (Regional: Damn Yankees, Into The Woods).

The creative team includes costume design by Philip Heckman, lighting design by Kirk Fitzgerald, scenic design by Adam Demerath,sound design by Ed Chapman, wigs, hair and make-up design by Bobbie Cliffton Zlotnik, props design by Cameron Pate and Adam Roberts is the associate choreographer and Emily Cates is the production stage manager.


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