Maggie McDowell, Matthew Schatz and More to Star in LOVE QUIRKS; Complete Casting Announced

By: Feb. 12, 2020
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Love Quirks


Love Quirks, a Musical Fable Based on Actual Events, has announced the complete cast for the premiere Off-Broadway production which will begin previews at St. Luke's on Friday, Feb 28th.

The ensemble cast will feature Maggie McDowell (Broadway's Disaster, Kinky Boots) as Lili, Matthew Schatz (Off-Broadway's Heathers: The Musical) as Chris, Lauren Testerman as Stephanie, and Erin Lamar as Ryan. Dylan Hartwell and Rori Nogee will serve as the show's understudies.

Love Quirks is a new musical fable based on actual events as a group of thirty-somethings explore the bizarre tribulations of love, friendship, and all the blurry lines in-between. They are four broken hearts who must face the past and look to the future, as they march into the strange and often hilarious world of love on the island of Manhattan. What they find is never what they expect, and they must face up to their own Love Quirks to move forward.

Love Quirks features an original score of quirky, neurotic, and poignant songs by composer/lyricist Seth Bisen-Hersh and a script by Mark Childers filled with laughter, pathos, and lots of sexual tension.

Composer Seth Bisen-Hersh is an award winning composer/lyricist best known for his musicals The Diamond as Big as the Ritz (its finale was a finalist in 2019’s Stiles & Drewe Best New Song Prize), More to Love (2014 winner “Best Lyrics” West Village Music Theatre Festival), Stanley’s Party (Manhattan Children’s Theater, 2010), The Spickner Spin (2004 Audience Favorite Award winner – NYC Fringe), and Meaningless Sex (2003 Audience Favorite Award winner – NYC Fringe).  Bookwriter Mark Childers wrote the book for the musical The Kid From Brooklyn: The Danny Kaye Story which toured regionally for two years, the play The Rest of Us, and currently serves as Creative Director at Getfused, a Creative Marketing Agency located in Boston, writing commercials for TV and Radio marketing campaigns.  The production will be directed by Brian Childers, a Helen Hayes Award winning actor who has previously directed Fabulous Fanny: The Songs and Stories of Fanny Brice and Technology, Breasts and Other World Issues.  Austin Nuckols will serve as the musical director and Brent Michael Jones will be the production Stage Manager.  The producer/general manager is Tom D’Angora.

Love Quirks begins previews at St Luke's Theatre on Friday, Feb 28th with an official opening set for March 16th. The show will play Mondays and Fridays at 8:15pm and Saturdays and Sundays at 2pm. St Luke's Theatre is located at 307 W 46th St (8th Ave).