Eric Coble's MEN ARE FROM MARS - WOMEN ARE FROM VENUS LIVE! Heads Off-Broadway This Fall

With over 50 million copies sold worldwide, John Gray's 1992 NY Times Best-Seller, Men are from Mars, Women are from Venus is one of the most read self-help books in the world, helping men and women enrich their personal relationships. Celebrated playwright Eric Coble (Broadway's The Velocity of Autumn) has adapted Gray's principles into a hysterical and inspiring night of theatre called ... Men are from Mars -- Woman are from Venus LIVE!

After traveling the country for the past two years, Men are from Mars -- Woman are from Venus LIVE! is making its Off-Broadway debut, beginning performances on October 22; opening November 7 through November 29, 2015 at New World Stages (340 West 50 Street). Tickets are $79.00 and $99.00 and may be purchased at Telecharge at 212.239.6200 or at www.telecharge.com.

Actor/comedian, Peter Story shares the story of a man who has resisted the advice of Men are from Mars -- Woman are from Venus for years, but a chance meeting with the man himself, John Gray, changed everything. Now Peter imparts his experience with the book and his relationship in this uproarious 90-minute show that covers everything from dating to marriage to the bedroom! Commenting on the show, Peter said, "It's a great recipe for a night out: a little storytelling blended with some comedy and a dash of sage wisdom from the book. A delicious evening of entertainment."

"When I first discovered the show in Amsterdam it was performed in Dutch. I thought it was inspired! Eric Coble put an American spin on it and it's even better! Bringing Dr. Gray's concepts to life on stage in this hysterical mix of standup comedy and theatre has been rewarding. All over the country, couples of all ages have flocked to this sexy, fast paced show. We are thrilled to finally bring Men are from Mars - Women are from Venus LIVE! to the Big Apple." Producer, Paul Emery

Beginning 2007 in Paris, France, Men are from Mars -- Woman are from Venus LIVE! has made its way around the U.S. for the past two years performing over 200 times, finally getting its shot in New York City this October.

WHO'S WHO:

ERIC COBLE (playwright) plays include The Velocity of Autumn (Broadway starring Estelle Parsons and Stephen Spinella, directed by Molly Smith), Fairfield, Southern Rapture, Bright Ideas, The Dead Guy, My Barking Dog, A Girl's Guide to Coffee, and The Giver and have been produced Off-Broadway, in all fifty states of the U.S., and on several continents, including productions at Manhattan Class Company, The Kennedy Center, Playwrights Horizons, Actors Theatre of Louisville Humana Festival, Denver Center Theatre Company, Arena Stage, New York and Edinburgh Fringe Festivals, Alliance Theatre, Cleveland Play House, Alabama Shakespeare Festival, South Coast Repertory, Asolo Repertory, Indiana Repertory, Coterie Theatre, Great Lakes Theater Festival, Stages Repertory, Geva Theatre, and The Contemporary American Theatre Festival. Awards include the AATE Distinguished Play Award for Best Adaptation, an Emmy nomination, the Chorpenning Playwriting Award for Body of Work, the AT&T Onstage Award, National Theatre Conference Playwriting Award, an NEA Playwright in Residence Grant, a TCG Extended Collaboration Grant, the Cleveland Arts Prize, two Cuyahoga Arts and Culture Fellowships, and four Ohio Arts Council Individual Excellence Grants.

MINDY COOPER (director) As a Director and Choreographer: Broadway- Dracula: The Musical, Wrong Mountain. Off-Broadway- Soul Doctor (Artistic Producer and Assoc. Director, NY Theatre Workshop), Five Course Love. National Tours-Titanic, And MEN ARE FROM MARS, WOMEN ARE FROM VENUS, LIVE (American Premiere). The Broadway Musicals Of 1937, The Broadway Musicals Of 1972 and Music In The Night, A Tribute To Jerome Kern for the Broadway Series at Town Hall (NYC) Regional Theater- A Grand Night For Singing (SAC Music Circus), Musical Of Musicals, The Musical (Center Rep), CABARET (Center Rep), On The Town (Diablo Theater Co), Fiddler On The Roof (Nevada Conservatory Theater), The Gospel According To Tammy Faye (Staged Reading, Manhattan Theater Club), Oklahoma (Mondavi Center), Urinetown, 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee, and The Who's Tommy (Artist in Residence, UC Davis), The New Bozena (Hudson Theater, LA), Heart & Soul (St. Petersburg Russia), Fair Liberty's Call (World Premiere), Chicago, The Secret Annex, Titanic, Jesus Christ Superstar, and Five Course Love. Ms. Cooper has also directed and choreographed numerous benefits, commercials and industrials, as well as "Law & Order, Criminal Intent," and "Life First OneTouch" for Johnson & Johnson. Her Theater work has won 10 Bay Area Theater Critics Awards.

PETER STORY (performer) has appeared in primetime shows on all three major networks ­ some of his favorite credits include CSI (directed by Quentin Tarantino), "Without a Trace," "Ugly Betty" and recurring roles on Jay Leno's "The Tonight Show" and Rob Lowe's "The Lyon's Den". He stars opposite Steve Guttenberg in the cheesy horror film, Cornered, and can be seen opposite Weed's Elizabeth Perkins in the hilarious short, Le Chat Est Mort. He is a proud alum of the New Harmony Project and an avid storyteller with The Moth. Peter's story of how he and his wife won a dream wedding competition was just featured nationally on NPR's The Moth Radio Hour, a show featuring the country's best storytellers.

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