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DISENCHANTED to Celebrate Broadway with 'The Tiara Awards'

Hear ye, hear ye! In honor of National Tiara Day this Sunday, May 24, the Off-Broadway hit comedy Disenchanted! announces the first ever Tiara Awards. Not your (Fairy God) mother's awards - "The Tiaras" (#TheTiaras) are granted to the most enchanting ingénues, spellbinding performers, wicked scoundrels and perfect Prince Charmings of the Great White Way.

By royal proclamation, in celebration of the awards, Tuesdays will henceforth be known as "Tiara Tuesdays"! Every Tuesday, enjoy a 50% discount on tickets and receive a complimentary tiara when you use the code DETTUE at TelechargeOffers.com, or in person at the Westside Theatre Box Office.

The original storybook princesses searched the kingdom far and wide and have found the fairest of them all. The following are the winners of the 2015 Tiara Awards:

APPLE OF OUR EYE AWARD (LEAD ACTOR):

* Matthew Morrisson (Finding Neverland)

BELLE OF THE BALL AWARD (LEAD ACTRESS):

* Vanessa Hudgens (Gigi)

POCA-HOTNESS AWARD:

* Robbie Fairchild (American in Paris)

BAD APPLE AWARD (PERFORMANCE BY A VILLAIN):

* Tyrone (Hand to God)

BIBBITY BOPPITY BADASS AWARD (FIERCE PERFORMANCE):

* Christian Borle (Something Rotten!)

A WHOLE NEW WHIRL AWARD (DANCE PERFORMANCE):

* Megan Fairchild (On The Town)

HER ROYAL HAHA-NESS AWARD (COMEDIC PERFORMANCE):

* Heidi Blinkenstaff (Something Rotten!)

BEST DISTRESSED DAMSEL AWARD:

* Geneva Carr (Hand to God)

OH-MY-GAWDMOTHER AWARD:

* Tyne Daly (It Shoulda Been You)

KING OF THE KINGDOM AWARD:

* Nathaniel Parker (Wolf Hall)

MIRROR/MIRROR AWARD (BEST PERFORMANCE BY A REPLACEMENT):

* Brandy (Chicago)

POWER PRINCESS POSSE AWARD:

* Beth Malone, Emily Skeggs and Sydney Lucas (Fun Home)

BIGGEST BALLGOWN AWARD:

* Kelli O'Hara (The King and I)

PAUPER-TO-PRINCE AWARD:

* Peter Gallagher (On The 20th Century)

FLIPPIN' THE FAIRYTALE AWARD:

* It Shoulda Been You

Produced by Don Frantz (Beauty and the Beast) and Jonathan Pollard (I Love You, You're Perfect, Now Change), Disenchanted! has been nominated for a 2015 Outer Critics Circle Award for Outstanding Off-Broadway Musical. features music, book and lyrics by Dennis T. Giacino, direction by Fiely A. Matias and musical staging by Matt West (Beauty and the Beast).

The show's "seriously talented cast of six strong, hysterical women who give fairytales a new meaning" (NBC New York) includes Lortel Award nominee Michelle Knight (Jersey Boys) as Snow White; Becky Gulsvig (Legally Blonde) as Cinderella; Jen Bechter (Elf 1st Nat'l Tour) as Sleeping Beauty; Lortel Award nominee Lulu Picart (David Friedman's Listen To My Heart) as Hua Mulan/Pocahontas/Princess Badroulbadour; Alison Burns (RENT Nat'l Tour) as Belle/The Little Mermaid/Rapunzel; and Soara-Joye Ross (LES MISERABLES 2006 revival) as The Princess Who Kissed the Frog. Erin Leigh Peck (Grease), Karen Burthwright (Jesus Christ Superstar 2012 revival) and Anthea Neri will also continue as understudies.

Poisoned apples. Glass slippers. Who needs 'em?! Not Snow White and her posse of disenchanted princesses in the new musical that's anything but Grimm. Forget the princesses you think you know - the original storybook heroines have come back to life to set the record straight. After multiple sold-out runs nationwide, these royal renegades tossed off their tiaras to bring their hilariously subversive, not-for-the-kiddies musical to New York City - and The Big Apple will never be the same!

The idea for Disenchanted! was conceived by Giacino, a former history teacher. When teaching his class about the colonial settlement at Jamestown, Virginia, he couldn't help but wonder: What would the 'real' Pocahontas - a circa 1616, rough-and-tumble 10-year-old Powhatan girl - think of the fringed deer-pelt miniskirt and long, flowing hair donned by her 20-year-old counterpart in her 1995 movie comeback? A musician at heart, Giacino penned a musical number skewering the 'princess pop culture' that transformed Pocahontas from a revered Native American heroine into a pin-up vixen of the silver screen. Soon, Giacino found himself discovering a number of other 'princesses' who had been similarly misrepresented, and Disenchanted! was born!

DISENCHANTED! began previews at Westside Theatre Upstairs on Thursday, March 19, 2015 and opened on Tuesday, April 7, 2015. During the initial nine-week Fall 2014 limited engagement, the production defied the trend for Off-Broadway shows with its sold-out performances and critical acclaim. TIMEOUT NEW YORK says, "if you love fairy tales with a sassy modern twist, relief is here! The not-for-children musical revue Disenchanted! gives a saucy makeover to Snow White, Sleeping Beauty and other fairy-tale princesses." THE HUFFINGTON POST calls it, "funny and a touch wicked. Disenchanted!'s pop score delivers to great comic effect." THE NEW YORK TIMES describes Disenchanted! as "a girls'-night-out rebellion" and FOX 5 says "It's a hot ticket that delivers a new kind of fairy tale. You will laugh and then laugh some more at the sassy, irreverent humor." BROADWAY BOX raves, "Think 'Bridesmaids' for Disney Princesses! This sidesplitting adult parody of the Disney princess posse and its mega-talented cast will make you blush and feel nostalgia all at once. Who could ask for anything more?"

The 'storybook' journey for Disenchanted! began with an award-winning run at Orlando's International Fringe Festival in 2011 ('Best of Fest' - Orlando Sentinel) followed by a sold-out run at Straz Center for the Performing Arts in Tampa, which propelled the licensing of over a dozen productions nationwide, from New Jersey to California, all of which have been met with widespread critical acclaim. Now, in addition to the sold-out New York limited engagement debut and just announced open-ended New York run, this fairy tale is going international. Productions are now slated for Latin America in summer 2015 and China's leading commercial theatrical producer, Musical Theatre China is planning a production in Beijing in the winter of 2015/16. Domestically, AWA Partners are now booking the US National Tour for 2016.

The open-ended New York production of Disenchanted! continues with a little extra fairy dust as the move to Westside Theatre Upstairs marks producer Jonathan Pollard's return to the venue where his record-breaking musical I Love You, You're Perfect, Now Change ran for an exceptional 12 years - making it the longest running musical revue in history (on or off Broadway) and spurring world-wide productions in over 16 different languages. Other recent and notable productions to play Westside Theatre include: The Vagina Monologues, Irma Vep, Full Gallop, Love Loss and What I Wore, Old Jews Telling Jokes, My Name Is Asher Lev, and Satchmo At The Waldorf.

Featuring Scenic Design by Gentry Akens ("The Mickey Mouse Club"), Costume Design by Vanessa Leuck (Disney on Ice: Frozen - assoc, The Little Mermaid - asst), Lighting Design by Graham Kindred (Love Linda directed by Richard Maltby), Sound Design by Keith Caggiano (Cabaret & Bare), Disenchanted! features musical arrangements by Robert Meffe (Little Women) and additional arrangements and musical direction by Michael Raabe.

Don Frantz and Jonathan Pollard are joined in producing Disenchanted! by David Smith / Randy Klein, Musical Theatre China and Michael Feldman.

Tickets are now available via Telecharge.com/ (212-239-6200) and via www.DISENCHANTEDMusical.com. For the "Tiara Tuesday" offer, use the code DETTUE at TelechargeOffers.com, or ask for the Tiara Tuesday deal in person at the Westside Theatre Box Office. For groups of 8 or more, email Groups@DISENCHANTEDmusical.com.



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