New Gilbert & Sullivan Musical TOPSY TURVY LOVES to Be Presented at Wings Theatre Co.

It isn't every day that a producer can offer a new musical by a dead book writer/lyricist/composer team. Producer John Chatterton is pleased to present, in association with Wings Theatre Company, TOPSY TURVY LOVES, the new Gilbert & Sullivan musical adapted by Robert Sickinger. The musical is based on the play "Engaged" by W.S. Gilbert. The songs are by Gilbert & Sullivan; Robert Sickinger provided additional lyrics. Says Chatterton, a veteran of Off- and Off-Off-Broadway, "I'm delighted to offer a new musical by a team as lofty as G&S. You can't beat Gilbert for comedy or G&S for songs, and Sickinger's take on the subject matter is appropriately witty and irreverent."

The intricacies of English and Scottish marriage laws can't stop young lovers in this hilarious musical of Gilbert's topsy-turvy masterpiece that influenced Ayckbourn's "Norman Conquests" and Wilde's "Importance of being Earnest."

David Mamet called director Robert Sickinger "one of the greatest directors I've ever known"; he directed Hull House Theater, which gave birth to Chicago's theatrical renaissance. Choreographer Ron Schwinn's credits as a Broadway dancer range from 1960 to 1994. He has worked with many of the greats, including Gower Champion and Bob Fosse. Producer John Chatterton produces the Midtown InterNational Theatre Festival, now starting its 11th season.

TOPSY TURVY LOVES will begin performances on Thursday, October 1 and run through Saturday, October 17. Performances are Wed., Thurs., Friday, and Saturday at 8 pm and Sun. at 3 pm. On Fri. thru Sun., tickets are $25 for adults; $20 for seniors and students. On Wed. & Thu., tickets are $20 for adults, $15 for seniors and students. TDF accepted on Wed. & Thu. For tickets call 212-627-2960 or go online at www.wingstheatre.com. Wings Theatre is at 154 Christopher St., New York, NY 10014. Take the 1 train to Christopher St. /Sheridan Square.

 

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