Golden Girls Musical Parody THANK YOU FOR BEING A FRIEND to Return to NYC for Limited Engagement, Begin. 1/8

After sold out runs in 2009 & 2010, THANK YOU FOR BEING A FRIEND returns for its third limited-run engagement. This unauthorized musical parody inspired by the beloved TV sitcom "The Golden Girls," features book by Nick Brennan (who also directs), music by Jeff Thomson, and lyrics by Luke Jones and Cisco Cardenas. A 6-week limited engagement begins January 8 at Laurie Beechman Theater.

In THANK YOU FOR BEING A FRIEND four women over 60 (Blanchette, the varicose-veined vixen; Dorthea, the brainy ball-buster; Roz, the lovable airhead; and Sophie, the wisecracking spitfire) are spending their golden years together in a wicker-filled bungalow in Miami. But when gay pop superstar Ricky Martin moves next door, his loud outdoor sex parties keep the quartet of cheesecake-loving retirees awake. The solution pits the gays against the girls at the annual Shady Oaks Retirement Home Talent Show: if the women win, then no more sex parties; if the gays garner top prize, the sassy seniors must serve as the party's clean-up crew. Singing, dancing and hilarity ensues!

This newly revised production will feature original cast members Chad Ryan, Luke Jones, and Nick Brennan with newcomers John De Los Santos and Adrian Rifat. The production team features Cisco Cardanez (Assistant Director/Stage Manager), John De Los Santos (Choreographer), Luke Jones (Set Design), Timothy Hart (Lighting), Jessa-Raye Court (Costumes), Nancy Doan (Wigs) and Doug Repetti (Sound).

THANK YOU FOR BEING A FRIEND runs January 8 - February 12, Wednesdays at 7pm. The Laurie Beechman Theater is located inside West Bank Cafe at 407 West 42nd Street -- at Ninth Avenue, accessible from the A,C,E,N,R,V,F,1,2,3 trains at 42nd Street). Tickets are $20, plus $15 food/drink minimum, available at 212-352-3101 or

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