BWW TV: Watch a Trailer for STREEPSHOW!, Bringing the Shades of Meryl to Connelly Theater
STREEPSHOW!, written by Jay Stull, and directed by Andrew Neisler for The Tank's Save & Print series opens at the Connelly Theater (220 East 4th Street, between Avenues A & B). STREEPSHOW! is the true story of 14 characters once played by Meryl Streep, picked to live in a house, and have their lives filmed to find out what happens when people stop being, oh I don't know, direct and start getting, well, breathy. Watch a trailer for the show below!
The characters in STREEPSHOW! have no knowledge of the actress Meryl Streep and think of themselves as real people with uncannily similar, tragic biographies. But when the winner of STREEPSHOW! is promised the opportunity to rewrite her tragedy, it's every Streep for her exquisitely-poised self. This is theater in reality TV drag, actors in Meryl drag, and America's pop music canon in cabaret drag.
STREEPSHOW! features costume, makeup and hair design by Daniel Dabdoub, the production designer for "Billy on the Street," who creates the iconic 'Meryl Streep' looks for the show's Meryl tributes. He is joined by a design team that includes Obie-winner Noah Mease (scenic and prop design); Mike McGee(lighting design); Jay Owen Eisenberg and Ben Gullard (sound design); and Dave Tennent and Stivo Arnoczy (video design).
STREEPSHOW! features a live on-stage band (Nicholas Williams on piano and Sam Lazzara on drums) performing with a cast of 14 Streeps played by 12 actors, featuring: Joe Castle Baker (as Mary Fisher),Dana Berger (as Sophie Zawistowski), Sam Bolen (as Suzanne Vale), Todd Briscoe (as Julia Child),Andrew Farmer (as Violet Weston), Kristine Haruna Lee (as Francesca Johnson), Emily Marro (as Joanna Kramer), Preston Martin (as Miranda Priestly), Ben Pelteson (as Ethel Rosenberg/Rabbi),Claire Rothrock (as Clarissa Vaughn), Storm Thomas (as Jeff), and Chris Tyler (as Madeline Ashton/Lindy Chamberlain).
STREEPSHOW! which continues through June 24, features four episodes performed in two parts, simulating a Live TV experience. The performance schedule for Part 1 (Episodes 1 & 2) is: June 16th at 9:30pm; June 18th at 12pm (BRUNCH! tickets available); June 22nd at 8pm; June 24th at 2pm (BRUNCH! tickets available). The performance schedule for Part 2 (Episodes 3 & 4) is: June 17th at 9pm; June 18th at 4pm (BRUNCH! tickets available); June 23rd at 9:30pm; June 24th at 6pm (BRUNCH! tickets available)
Tickets to STREEPSHOW! are $15 - $35. Tickets to the brunch are $75 and includes tickets to Part 1 & Part 2 (4 Episodes) plus a brunch between the performances. To purchase tickets, visit www.thetanknyc.org.