MAD LIBS LIVE! Premieres Tonight at New World Stages

By: Nov. 02, 2015
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MAD LIBS LIVE! the official musical inspired by the popular fill-in-the-blanks game, Mad Libs premieres tonight, November 2, at New World Stages, 340 West 50th Street, NYC for a limited run through January 3, 2016.

With an infectious pop score, Mad Libs Live! fully embraces the spirit of the "World's Greatest Word Game" and is the perfect musical for audiences 7 and up who want to stop being serious and start getting goofy! The script and score are full of blanks that are filled in by words contributed by the audience members and selected at random by the actors, ensuring a hilarious and different show every single time!

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 AUDIENCE there to help them fill in the blanks! But...will this be enough to help them win the competition?

MAD LIBS LIVE! stars 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)

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 Reagan (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).

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. 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.

Penguin Young Readers is one of the leading children's book publishers in the United States. The company owns a wide range of imprints and trademarks including Dial Books, Dutton, Grosset & Dunlap, Philomel, Puffin, Speak, Firebird, G. P. Putnam's Sons, Viking, Razorbill, and Frederick Warne. These imprints are home to such award-winning, New York Times- bestselling authors as Laurie Halse Anderson, Jay Asher, Judy Blume, Jan Brett, Eric Carle, Ally Condie, Roald Dahl, Tomie dePaola, Sarah Dessen, Anna Dewdney, John Flanagan, Gayle Forman John Green, Oliver Jeffers, Mike Lupica, Richelle Mead, B.J. Novak, Richard Peck, Judy Schachner, Jacqueline Woodson and dozens of other popular authors. Penguin Young Readers Group is also the proud publisher of perennial brand franchises such as The Little Engine That Could, the Nancy Drew and Hardy Boys series, Peter Rabbit, Spot, the Classic Winnie the Pooh, The Very Hungry Caterpillar, Strega Nona, Madeline, Mad Libs, Alex Rider, the Rangers Apprentice, Skippyjon Jones, Flower Fairies, and Pippi Longstocking, among many others. Penguin Young Readers Group is a division of Penguin Group LLC, a Penguin Random House company.

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