Photo Flash: Queens Boulevard (the musical) Opens Dec.3

Signature Theatre Company's world premiere production of Queens Boulevard (the musical) by 2007-2008 Playwright-in-Residence Charles Mee, directed by Davis McCallum, and choreographed by Peter Pucci is now playing at The Peter Norton Space (555 West 42nd Street, between 10th and 11th Avenues).  Opening Night is Monday, December 3, 2007.

Through The Signature Ticket Initiative, which seeks to make great theatre accessible to the broadest possible audience, all regularly-priced single tickets ($65) are available for $20 during the regular runs of each production for the entire season and continues through Signature's 20th Anniversary Season (2010-2011).  The Signature Ticket Initiative is made possible by the lead sponsorship of Time Warner, Inc.  Generous support for The Signature Ticket Initiative is provided by Margot Adams, in memory of Mason Adams.

"On his wedding day, a new husband is determined to find the perfect gift for his bride.  While she waits at home, he searches for the mythical Flower of Heaven and is thrown into a series of colorful adventures on the streets of his neighborhood in Queens, New York.  Inspired by a classical Indian dance drama, Queens Boulevard (the musical) celebrates love, community and life," explain press notes.

The cast of Queens Boulevard (the musical) includes Amir Arison, Satya Bhabha, Michi Barall, Marsha Stephanie Blake, Bill Buell, Demosthenes Chrysan, Geeta Citygirl, Emily Donahoe, William Jackson Harper, Jodi Lin, Arian Moayed, Debargo Sanyal, Jon Norman Schneider, and Ruth Zhang.

Queens Boulevard (the musical) features musical supervision and arrangements by Michael Friedman, music direction by Matt Castle, scenic design by Mimi Lien, costume design by Christal Weatherly, lighting design by Marcus Doshi, sound design by Ken Travis and video design by Joseph Spirito.

The performance schedule for Queens Boulevard (the musical) is Tuesday at 7PM, Wednesday through Saturday at 8PM, matinees on Saturday and Sunday at 2PM, and Wednesday November 21 at 2PM.  There are additional performances on Sunday, December 9 and December 30 at 7PM.  There are no performances on November 22, December 5, or December 25.  The Open Captioned performance is December 15 at 2PM. Tickets are available beginning October 2 at 12 noon by phone (212) 244-PLAY (7529), online at, and in person at the Box Office (555 West 42nd Street).

Photos by Carol Rosegg

William Jackson Harper, Amir Arison and Demosthenes Chrysan in Signature Theatre Company's world premiere of Queens Boulevard (the musical) by Charles Mee

Michi Barall and Amir Arison

Amir Arison, Arian Moayed, Demosthenes Chrysan, Debargo Sanyal and Bill Buell

Ruth Zhang and Michi Barall

Amir Arison and Michi Barall

Debargo Sanyal and Amir Arison

Jodi Lin, Emily Donahoe, Michi Barall, Marsha Stephanie Blakeand Geeta Citygirl

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