Sally Struthers And Bonnie Milligan Star In Staged Readings Of New Musical OH MY GOD...BROADWAY
As part of its Developmental Reading Series, The York Theatre Company presents two-time Emmy Award Winner Sally Struthers and Head Over Heels Star Bonnie Milligan in Staged Readings of New Musical Oh My God...Broadway!!
Oh My God...Broadway!! is an over-the-top satirical farce exploring the craziness of the musical theatre industry from the perspective of a team of actors who may be close to the edge of insanity. This irreverent and referential riot of a show is strictly done with affection for all things musical theatre and is set for staged reading presentations at The York Theatre Company. With book, music, and lyrics by Karlan Judd (Cheer Wars, Hunger: still lifes from the Donner Expeditions, The Case of the B-Team Cheerleader), direction by Tristan J. Shuler (NYC directorial debut; starred in Spamilton, Cruel Intentions), and musical direction by Rich Silverstein (Musical of Musicals, Spring Awakening, The Apprentice, 35MM + cast recording). Oh My God...Broadway!! will have presentations on Monday, October 29th at 2:30pm and 7:00pm at the York Theatre at St. Peter's Church (619 Lexington Avenue, entrance on 54th Street just east of Lexington).
When four frustrated actors have had enough of the ins and outs of show-biz knocking them down, they enlist the help of their mentor and agent, Gladys Mayweather (Sally Struthers) and hatch a plan to kidnap Marge, the producer who's decided to recast them with celebrity talent after a wildly successful Broadway workshop. Gladys is willing to do anything to help her "angels" make their Broadway debut and get out of the seemingly endless purgatory that is her day job at the Times Square Diner. When this quintet takes control of The Producing Office, the power goes to their heads. We discover who's in it for the right reasons, and who's in it only to avenge a dark grudge against the evil producer Marge Masterson! Oh My God...Broadway!! is a dark comedy that asks the eternal question: how far would you go to make your dreams come true?
The cast of Oh My God...Broadway!! includes Sally Struthers (Gilmore Girls, All in the Family), Bonnie Milligan (Head Over Heels, Kinky Boots National Tour), Cartreze Tucker (Motown the Musical National Tour, Hair National Tour), Nicholas Barnes (Skippyjon Jones, Bolin Schmolin) and Michael Evan Williams (Cruel Intentions: The Musical, Bullets Over Broadway National Tour). Stage Manager is Chet Craft.
Reservations will be available beginning October 1st, 2018 through The York Theatre.
Sally Struthers is a two-time Emmy Award and Golden Globe Award winner for her performance in the groundbreaking TV series All in the Family. She starred in the Fox television series 9 to 5 and her own CBS series Gloria. She also recurred on the CBS comedy Still Standing and the CW network's highly acclaimed Gilmore Girls. She joined the Gilmore cast for Netflix's four movie limited revival, which premiered in the fall of 2016. She recently guest starred in the acclaimed IFC comedy series Maron. Ms. Struthers' television movies include: A Gun in the House, And Your Name is Jonah, The Great Houdinis, Hey... I'm Alive, In The Best Interest of the Children, Deadly Silence, My Husband is Missing, and Intimate Strangers. Sally co-starred in two legendary motion pictures in the 70's: Five Easy Pieces with Jack Nicholson and The Getaway with Steve McQueen and Ali McGraw. Sally's first two Broadway forays were in Wally's Café with Rita Moreno and Jimmy Coco and Neil Simon's female version of The Odd Couple with Brenda Vaccaro. For three years she starred as Miss Mamie Lynch on Broadway and on tour in the Tommy Tune production of Grease. In the 20th Anniversary National Tour of Annie, Sally played the coveted role of Miss Hannigan. Sally was named Best Actress by the Los Angeles Artistic Director Theatre Awards for her role as Louise Seger in the musical, Always, Patsy Cline, a true story based on the relationship between Seger and Cline. She won the Ovation Award as Best Featured Actress in a Musical for her performance as Agnes Gooch in the Los Angeles production of Mame, and won a second Ovation Award for Cinderella. She also won a plaque for "Best Actress" in her 7th Grade Class Play. Additional starring theatre roles include regional productions of Hello, Dolly!, Anything Goes, The Fifth of July, Cat on a Hot Tin Roof, The Full Monty, Fiddler on the Roof, Chicago, All Shook Up, The Drowsy Chaperone, The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas, 9 to 5, Legally Blonde,Thoroughly Modern Millie, The Witches of Eastwick, Nice Work if You Can Get It and Grumpy Old Men: The Musical. For thirty years, Sally Struthers worked to help hungry children living in poverty. She visited these children in many developing countries, and filmed numerous public service announcements and documentaries on their behalf.
Bonnie Milligan is currently making her BROADWAY DEBUT as Pamela in HEAD OVER HEELS at the Hudson Theatre, after originating the role at The Oregon Shakespeare Festival; 1st National Tour: original Pat in Kinky Boots. Off-Broadway: "God Bless You Mr. Rosewater" (Encores!), Gigantic (Vineyard Theatre); Jasper in Deadland (Prospect Theater) Television: recurring as Katherine on "Search Party" (TBS), "Happy!" (Syfy), upcoming "Escape at Dannemora" (Showtime) instagram- @beltingbons Twitter- @beltingbonnie
Karlan Judd (book, music, and lyrics) is a musical theatre writer/composer originally from Phoenix, Arizona. His musical Cheer Wars (co-written by Gordon Leary) won the Richard Rodgers Award for Musical Theatre. Other musicals include: Marnie's Musical (with Gena Oppenheim), Hunger: still lifes from the Donner Expedition (Selection, Chicago Stages! Festival), Mrs. Smith Goes to Washington, Lemonade and The Case of the B-Team Cheerleader. His work has been performed in NYC at The Henry Longacre Theatre, The Peter Norton Space, Joe's Pub, Symphony Space, The Triad, The York Theatre Co., and The D Lounge. Completed residencies at Goodspeed Musicals, CAP 21, and the Berkshire Playwrights Lab. Choral music published by Yelton-Rhodes Music (www.yrmusic.com). His choral work, "We, in memory of Brandon Teena, Matthew Shepard, and James Byrd" has been performed by several choruses and as part of anti-hate demonstrations.