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Happy 50ISH! to Return to NYC at The Triad This August

HAPPY 50ish!, the mid-life musical comedy is back by popular demand, beginning August 12, 2016 at The Triad (158 West 72nd Street).

Created by Lynn Shore with book, music and lyrics by Mr. Shore, Mark Vogel and David Burnham, the production is directed and choreographed by Paul Stancato, HAPPY 50ish! begins Friday, August 12th and plays a limited run on Fridays from August 12th-September 2nd at 7PM.

Tickets are $35 plus a 2 drink minimum and can be purchased at www.happy50ishmusical.com or by calling (888)-596-1027. The musical played to sold out houses and critical acclaim at the Beckett Theatre last summer and in Las Vegas for a limited December run.

Happy 50ish! is a musical comedy that revolves around Bob's surprise birthday party. As he turns the big five-0, he learns to laugh and make fun of all the things that inevitably come with age. He's arrived early for his party, his wife is running late, and there's a backyard full of party guests. While reading his birthday cards aloud, he learns that turning 50 magnifies the unintended and hilarious realities of middle age.

When creator Lynn Shore celebrated his 50th birthday with a mid-life crisis, the actor, musician and author collaborated with Mark Vogel and David Burnham to write the book, music and lyrics. HAPPY 50ish! is produced by Patrick Schwier.

Featured in the cast are Owen Johnston II (Allegiance) and Lynn Shore who is reprising his role in this production.

Lynn Shore's regional credits include, The Wizard of Oz (Garden Grove Civic), Godspell (Starlight Bowl in San Diego), The Sound of Music (Starlight Bowl in San Diego) and the West Coast Premiere of Babe's in Toyland (San Diego's Fox Theater). Nationally he has toured with the Mickey Finn Show playing lead trumpet, piano, lead singer and comedian emcee. Shore's voice can be heard on numerous commercials for Ford, Disney, The Biltmore Hotels and others. He also voiced seven characters for Sony's animated series', "Gun Parade March", "Demon Lord Dante" and sang three solo tracks on the 2012 Grammy nominated children's album titled "ABC Mouse: The Alphabet Songs." Lynn Shore is the recipient of the 2013 Jason Robert Brown World-Wide vocal contest and performed with him at 54 Below.

Owen Johnston II was last seen on Broadway in Allegiance The Musical. Other credits include the Broadway productions of Rent, Shôgun the Musical as well as the national tours of Rent, The King & I, Miss Saigon and 42nd Street.

Mark Vogel is a BMI winning television and film composer, and a performer, music director and producer. He started his network television career on "Full House" as a member of Jesse and the Rippers, starring John Stamos. He and Mr. Stamos also wrote original music for the hit series. Other network shows include "Two Guys, a Girl and a Pizza Place" (ABC) and "Delta" (ABC). Mark's six feature films are highlighted by Raising Helen for Disney. Stage performances include concerts with The Beach Boys, Natalie Cole, Queen Latifah, Joan Rivers and Broadway's David Burnham. Mark has performed for three U.S. Presidents and has produced more than 500 songs.

David Burnham is a composer, an award-winning performer, director and choreographer. He has recorded two solo CDs, which include original music that he co-wrote with Mark Vogel. He co-founded "Camp Sing", a writing/performing camp for young artists. As a performer, David has appeared on Broadway in The Light In The Piazza and starred as Fiyero in Wicked. He has appeared in many national tours, and has performed his solo concert across U.S. and Canada.

Paul Stancato (Director/Choreographer) is a New York based director/ choreographer who works in theater, film and television. Broadway- Wedding Singer (asst. choreographer) National Tours: Wedding Singer (director), Jekyll and Hyde (director/choreographer). Internationally, he has worked in China, Belgium and London as the Artistic Director for The House of Dancing Water. He was the Resident Director for Disney's The Lion King. Recent directing/ choreographing credits include: Momma Rose (LaMama) Powerhouse (New Ohio Theater) and Divided (Red Fern Theater). Mr. Stancato is a member of Lincoln Center's Director's Lab, is a Resident Artist with the Horse Trade Theatre Group and has developed new work with the Drama League. Upcoming: a new Broadway musical based on the life and times of Jean-Michel Basquiat.

Happy 50ish! will play a limited run with performances on Fridays at 7pm beginning August 12th through September 1st. Tickets are $35 plus a 2 drink minimum and can be purchased at www.happy50ishmusical.com or by calling (888) 596-1027.



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