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Chris & Gavin's Broadway Campaign Spectacular Opens At The Duplex

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Chris & Gavin's Broadway Campaign Spectacular Opens At The Duplex

On Monday, April 2nd at 9:30pm, Christopher Sloan & Gavin Esham want YOU to vote them to Broadway after getting to know them during Chris & Gavin's Broadway Campaign Spectacular, an evening of sketch comedy, song and unintentional nudity that tackles such hot topics as:

The casting couch: Is it as comfortable as it could be? Is that a prostitute or just a chorus girl between shows who's too lazy to take off her makeup? Even though HAMILTON is amazing, why is history still boring?

Christopher Sloan and Gavin Esham are writer/performers who met while doing an Off-Broadway play in the early aughts. Both had solo success in musical theater and concert work, but magic was made when they decided to combine their talents and create the Chris & Gavin Sketch and Musical Comedy Team. This is the second production of Chris & Gavin's Broadway Campaign Spectacular, the first of which was followed by their successful show, How To Love Guide.

"All our years of good and bad auditions and productions have provided us with plenty of ammunition to show the public the kind of changes needed on Broadway. Changes that only the two of us can bring!" said Christopher Sloan. "Chris & Gavin's Broadway Campaign Spectacular brings a tongue-in-cheek approach to the world of Broadway today, but makes it accessible to those who might not be familiar with that world. We poke fun at the Broadway community and the political campaign process in a way that everyone can relate to, and The Duplex is the perfect venue for this show. We are thrilled to back!"

"It's musical, it's funny, it's bawdy, it's fearless, it's original and it's not an expensive ticket. It's like finding a Prada coat on clearance at TJ Maxx!.......oh and.....MERKINS!!!" added Gavin Esham.

Tickets are $20 in advance and $25 at the door until 8:30, both with a two drink minimum.

To purchase tickets, please visit Purple Pass: https://www.purplepass.com/#166729/The_Duplex-CHRIS_&_GAVIN'S_BROADWAY_CAMPAIGN_SPECTACULAR-The_Duplex_Cabaret_Theatre-April-02-2018.html

The Duplex is located at 61 Christopher Street at the corner of 7th Avenue, New York, NY 10014

Christopher Sloan has played the role of The Emcee in the national tour of Sam Mendes/Rob Marshall's award-winning revival of Cabaret. Mr. Sloan reprised this performance at regional theaters around the United States and Canada playing opposite the likes of pop star Debbie Gibson and former Miss America Kate Shindle. For this role, he was nominated for Best Actor in a Musical by both The Independent Reviewers of New England (IRNE) Awards and BroadwayWorld Awards. Some of Mr. Sloan's favorite roles include Sir Robin in Monty Python's Spamalot, Carmen Ghia in The Producers, Corny Collins in Hairspray and The Scarecrow in The Wizard of Oz. He also toured the country with The Music of Andrew Lloyd Webber opposite Grammy Award winner Petula Clark. On television, a few of his credits include being The Gay Stephen Colbert on Comedy Central and recurring roles on "Guiding Light," "As the World Turns" and Cinemax's "The Knick." He co-starred in the film Caroline by Committee which won Most Inspiring Short Film at the Nantucket Film Festival. As a writer, along with writing for the Chris & Gavin team, Christopher is the co-author of New York City's longest-running burlesque murder mystery, Lady L'Amour's Final Bow. He is also the director/choreographer of The Queensborough Theatre Project's immersive Kabarett Weimar at The LetLove Inn. Christopher is a graduate of Otterbein College and a proud member of Actors' Equity Association.

Gavin Esham was tapped to play the title role in the International Tour of Jesus Christ Superstar directed by Tony Award winner Baayork Lee. He also played Stanford White in the Kennedy Center Production of Ragtime directed by award winning director Marcia Milgrom Dodge that would move to Broadway. Some favorite roles include: Brad in A Kiss From Alexander at the Barrow Group, Malcolm in The Full Monty, Rum tum Tugger in CATS At Gateway, and The Priest (Valjean Cover) in Les Miserables at Orlando Shakespeare Theater. All were directed by the brilliant DJ Salisbury. He played The Lover in Tommy starring Euan Morton. He did the preproduction, workshop, and vocal tracks for John Tartaglia's Imaginocean. He was a back up singer for Linda Eder's Christmas Special at the Gershwin Theater and TV special. Other favorites shows and roles were Pitti Sing in an all male production ofThe Mikado, Zoser in Aida, Tommy in The Normal Heart, Veronica's Room, Fallen Angel and All is Full of Love both directed by Josh Walden, and the show where Chris and Gavin met, Joy, directed by Ben Rimalower. Gavin studied music and theater at Northwestern University and has been a proud member of Actors Equity since 1998.


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