TheaterWorksUSA's DOG MAN THE MUSICAL Extends Through August 11
TheaterWorksUSA (Barbara Pasternack, Artistic Director; Michael Harrington, Managing Director) is proud to announce that the New York Times Critic's Pick Dog Man: The Musical will extend its run through August 11, 2019, with an updated schedule at the Lucille Lortel Theatre (121 Christopher Street). This extension will allow TheaterWorksUSA's Family Summer Theater program to accommodate an additional 1,200 young people, on top of the over 4,000 free or highly subsidized tickets already offered for schools, camps, youth groups and active military and veteran families. Tickets are available by visiting twusa.org/DogMan or by calling (866) 811-4111.
Based on the worldwide bestselling hit series by Dav Pilkey, Dog Man: The Musical is a hilarious and heartwarming new production following the chronicles of Dog Man, who with the head of a dog and the body of a policeman, loves to fight crime and chew on the furniture. But while trying his best to be a good boy, can he save the city from Flippy the cyborg fish and his army of Beasty Buildings? Can he catch Petey, the world's most evil cat, who has cloned himself to exact revenge on the doggy do-gooder? And will George and Harold finish their show before lunchtime?? Find out in this epic musical adventure featuring the hilarity and heart of beloved characters from Dav Pilkey, the creator of Captain Underpants.
Dog Man: The Musical began performances on June 28 and opened on July 8, 2019, and has received praise from audiences and critics alike: "
"As Dickens might say, it's a far, far better show they've done than many I've seen before. Dog Man should be every kid's best friend." TheaterLife; "A funny, lively kids' musical. Kids love this show!" TheatreScene.net; "This epic musical adventure featuring hilarity and heart." New York Family; "Humor adults will enjoy." StageBiz; "A hysterical musical kids will love!" Mama Maven; "Dog Man: The Musical, is non-stop enjoyment from beginning to end." PlaysToSee.com.
Dog Man: Brawl of the Wild, the latest title in Dav Pilkey's Dog Man series, received a staggering 5-million-copy first printing and debuted at #1 overall on the USA Today, New York Times, and Wall Street Journal bestseller lists. Published by Scholastic under its Graphix imprint, Dog Man received multiple starred reviews and was an instant bestseller, appealing to kids and critics alike. The series has more than 23 million copies in print to date and translations available in 30 languages. Dog Man: For Whom the Ball Rolls, the highly anticipated new installment in the series, will be published worldwide on August 13, 2019.
Dog Man: The Musical's cast includes L.R. Davidson (NY: Death For 5 Voices, Snow What, National Pastime) as Li'l Petey, Jamie LaVerdiere (Broadway: The Producers, Pirate Queen, Motown) as Petey, Brian Owen (NY: Lisa and Leonardo) as Dog Man, Dan Rosales a(NY: Spamalot) as Harold, Crystal Sha'nae (Regional: Nina Simone, Hairspray. TV: "Blacklist") as Flippy, and Forest VanDyke (NY: Cadaver Synod. Regional: Choir Boy) as George.
Based on the bestselling Dog Man book series by Dav Pilkey, Dog Man: The Musical has a book and lyrics by Kevin Del Aguila (Two-time Emmy Award-winning writer of the PBS show Peg + Cat), and music by Brad Alexander (Drama Desk Nominated See Rock City & Other Destinations), with direction and choreography by Jen Wineman (NY: Less Than 50%) and music direction by Noah Teplin (NY: The Pout-Pout Fish), scenic design by Timothy R. Mackabee (Broadway's The Elephant Man; Guards at the Taj, Lucille Lortel Award), costume design by Heidi Leigh Hanson (Regional: The Addams Family Musical, How I Learned to Drive), lighting design by David Lander (Broadway's Torch Song Trilogy; The Lightning Thief: The Percy Jackson Musical; Benghal Tiger at the Bagdad Zoo, Drama Desk Award) and sound design by Emma Wilk (NY: The Waiting Game, Regional: The Heiress).