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Photo Flash: Chad Doreck of 'Altar Boyz' as Celebrity Ring-Master

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Chad Doreck - recognized from "Grease: You're The One That I Want," and currently starring as Matthew in Altar Boyz, the acclaimed musical comedy at New World Stages - recently appeared as the Celebrity Ringmaster for the Big Apple Circus.

Altar Boyz, the acclaimed musical comedy, winner of the 2005 Outer Critics Circle Award for Best Musical Off-Broadway, is the longest running new musical comedy to open in New York in years! Full of sharp parody, sinfully spectacular dancing, and irreverent humor, this spoof about a heavenly guy-group is adored by audiences and critics alike.  With an extraordinary mix of side-splitting songs "convincing enough to be played on MTV," uncontrollable laughs and lighthearted fun, this award-winning and totally original new musical is "90 minutes of pure delight" that's suitable for all ages and will have "the whole family laughing and singing along."  Altar Boyz recently completed its First National Tour. Altar Boyz enjoyed its Asian premiere in Seoul, South Korea and its European premiere in Budapest.

Altar Boyz also features Jay Garcia, Austin Lesch, Ryan J Ratliff and Ryan Strand, and is directed by Stafford Arima and choreographed by Christopher Gattelli. Altar Boyz has music & lyrics by Gary Adler and Michael Patrick Walker with book by Kevin Del Aguila, based on a concept by Marc Kessler and Ken Davenport.  

Performances are Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday at 8 pm, Saturday at 2pm & 8pm, and Sunday at 3pm & 7pm.  New World Stages is located at 340 West 50th Street, just west of Eighth Avenue. For more information, please visit www.altarboyz.com or call 1 -877-ABOYZ-411.  For all the gossip on the BOYZ, visit www.altarholics.com

Photos courtesy Shevett Studio


Chad Doreck as Celebrity Ring Master for the Big Apple Circus


Chad Doreck and a goofy friend


Chad Doreck with members of the Big Apple Circus



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