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Raise the Praise: 'Altar Boyz' Recoups!

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Ken Davenport and Robyn Goodman, in association with Walt Grossman, Ruth Hendel, Sharon Karmazin, Matt Murphy and Mark Shacket, proudly announce that Altar Boyz, the acclaimed musical comedy at New World Stages, has recouped its investment, making it the first Off-Broadway commercial book musical to recoup in years!

Capitalized at $1Million, Altar Boyz opened to acclaim on March 1st, 2005. It received unanimous raves, going on to garner seven Drama Desk nominations and winning the Outer Critics Circle Award for Best Musical, Off-Broadway.

"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, uncontrollable laughs and lighthearted fun, this award-winning and totally original new musical is suitable for all ages," state press notes.

Altar Boyz recently completed its First National Tour. Altar Boyz enjoyed its Asian premiere in Seoul, South Korea, and its European premiere in Budapest. Regional productions include Cincinnati Playhouse In The Park, Phoenix Theatre (Indianapolis), Phoenix Theatre (Phoenix), Mason Street Warehouse, Florida Studio Theatre, Musical Theatre West, Sierra Repertory, Carousel Dinner Theatre, Repertory Theatre of St. Louis, Ozark Actors Theatre, Seaside Music Theater, Egyptian Theatre Co., Oregon Cabaret Theatre, Beck Center for the Arts, as well as productions in Vancouver, Calgary, Albany, Scottsboro, Raleigh, and Atlanta, among others. 

Upcoming stock productions include Los Angeles, Fort Myers, Orlando, East Peoria, Ypsilanti, Greensboro, Reno, Portland, Allentown, San Antonio, Richmond, and Memphis. In addition to Korea and Hungary, upcoming international productions include Helsinki, Manila, Tokyo, Zurich, Sydney, Estonia, and Sweden, with tours set for Australia, Germany, Japan and Brazil.

Altar Boyz features Chad Doreck, 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 or call 1 -877-ABOYZ-411.  For all the gossip, visit

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