Overseas Star Randy Makes Off-Broadway Debut in RANDY WRITES A NOVEL
He has headlined with Neil Patrick Harris and Jane Krakowski in Montreal, won Outstanding Show at the Melbourne Comedy Festival, starred on his own Netflix show in the UK, and been nominated (controversially) for an ACCTA Award, the Australian equivalent of an Emmy. Now felt-faced performance sensation RANDY sets his sights on conquering the US with the Off-Broadway premiere of RANDY WRITES A NOVEL. Written, performed and directed by Randy previews begin April 18 at Theatre Row's Clurman Theatre with opening night slated for Monday, April 23.
After being married, divorced, arrested, kidnapped and thrown from a moving hovercraft, occasionally sober entertainer Randy has just written his first novel and he wants to share a staged reading of it with you. Cursed with stage fright, he begins rambling and ends up sharing a memorable - and very funny, not to mention very adult - discourse on everything from Buddhist thought to the wisdom of McDonald's home delivery service to whether Hemingway's artistic genius was enough to compensates for him being a terrible human being. Randy may share the complexion of Barney the Dinosaur, but RANDY WRITES A NOVEL promises to leave you questioning the meaning of life.
"I should add a disclaimer," notes Randy. "This show is not some f****** life-changing, huge philosophical insight into the world and everything in it. It's just a few ideas. I'm not solving any of the world's problems."
RANDY WRITES A NOVEL is produced by Emerging Artists Theater and Red Spear Productions. It features lighting by Roger Cooper and sound by Adam Weinstock.
RANDY is the award-winning Australian puppet, writer and singer! He teamed up with comedian Sammy J in 2008 to write and perform in Sammy J in the Forest of Dreams.
The show won The Age Critics Award at the 2008 Melbourne International Comedy Festival and was filmed for The Comedy Channel in Australia. In 2010 Randy and Sammy J again joined forces to create Ricketts Lane, which won Best Show at the Melbourne International Comedy Festival and went on to become a television series of the same name, airing on ABC-TV in Australia (where Randy earned a controversial ACTAA nomination for Best Performer in a Comedy Series in 2015 - a first for a puppet), Seeso in the US and Netflix in the UK.
RANDY WRITES A NOVEL runs April 18 - June 10 at Theatre Row's Clurman Theatre (410 West 42nd Street, between 9th and 10th Avenues). Performances are Tuesday - Thursday at 7pm, Friday & Saturday at 2pm and 8pm, and Sunday at 3pm. Running time is 75 minutes. Tickets are $81.25, available at 212-239-6200 or visit www.telecharge.com.