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Cast Announced for MAD LIBS LIVE! at New World Stages


Jeanfranco Cardentey (Spring Awakening/Hangar Theatre), Lindsey Brett Carothers (Bring It On:The Musical/Broadway), Max Joseph (Curious George/TheatreWorks USA), Melody Madarasz (Academia Nuts/NYMF), Zachary Noah Piser(Godspell/Marriott Theater) and Santina Umbach (Mamma Mia!/Broadway) will star in the Off Broadway premiere of the interactive family musical, MAD LIBS® LIVE! based on the classic fill-in-the-blank word game Mad Libs®, which will begin performances on November 1 at New World Stages for a limited engagement.

Critically acclaimed Book Writer/Lyricist, Robin Rothstein (Samuel French Short Play Festival Winner) collaborated with award-winning Composer Jeff Thomson (Trails) on the musical. The New York production will also feature direction by Austin Regan (Drama League Directors Project Fellow), choreography by Robin Levine (The Addams Family, All Shook Up - Cortland Repertory Theatre), scenic and prop design by Julia Noulin-Merat (Rocky Horror Show - Hangar Theatre), musical supervision by Aaron Jodoin (Broadway: Kinky Boots, First Date, Side Show) lighting design by David M. Upton (The Mnemonist of Dutchess County) sound design by M. Florian. Staab (The Library, Uncle Vanya - The Public Theatre) and costume design by Tony Award nominated, Bobby Pearce(Taboo).

With a script and songs full of blanks that are hilariously filled in by audience members and an infectious pop score, MAD LIBS® LIVE! fully embraces the anything-can-happen spirit of Mad Libs, and is the perfect musical for audiences 7 and up who want to stop being serious and start getting goofy!

In MAD LIBS® LIVE! Virtuosa, Gogo, Geyser, and Merrily, four teenagers from Blankville Central High School with little in common, come together to form a singing group to try and win the title, "Teen Superstars!" MAD LIBS® LIVE! is set during the live, televised competition when the teens realize that the songs they are about to sing have words missing. Thank goodness these discombobulated kids have The Audiencethere to help them fill in the blanks!

But...will this be enough to help them win the competition?

Mad Libs® was created by comedy writers Leonard Stern and Roger Price as an inventive and unpredictable game they played with their friends at parties. In 1958, the legendary talk show host Steve Allen used Mad Libs® to hilariously introduce guests. Three days later, stores across the country had completely sold out of Mad Libs®, and a star was born. Mad Libs® has since become the world's most popular word game, with over 125 million Mad Libs® in print and more than 7 million downloads of the mobile app.

MAD LIBS® LIVE! is produced Off Broadway by Ava, Max and Peter Cane with Robin Rothstein. General Manager, Kevin Duda Productions.

MAD LIBS® LIVE! will play at 11am & 4:30pm on Saturdays and at 12pm & 3pm on Sundays, from November 1, 2015 through January 3rd. Running time is 55 mins.

* PRESS PERFORMANCE: Monday, November 2 at 7:00pm.

Tickets are available by visiting or by calling (212) 239-6200. New World Stages is located at 340 W 50th St, New York, NY 10019.

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