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Photo Flash: First Look at TIMMY THE GREAT at Theater for the New City

Timmy the Great is a new musical based on the children's book King Timmy the Great by Sandra Hochman and Tad Danielak, (which was inspired by the Polish martyr, Janusz Korshak's, book "King Matt The First"). Book & Lyrics are by poet, novelist, journalist, Sandra Hochman (Yale Younger Poets Award, and twice nominated for a Pulitzer Prize); Gary Kupper ("Freckle Face Strawberry") has composed the music; and Edward Pierce is the production consultant. Choreographed by Julie Arenal ("Hair"). The production is directed by Julie Arenal and Jay Binder. Get a first look at the musical below!

Following the death of King Edward the Sensible, nine-year-old Timmy inherits the throne of the Kingdom of Hearts. The children of the kingdom want to be treated as adults - they stage a revolution and occupy the palace lawn to demand change. The adults organize a counter-revolution. If the children get the rights of adults, then the adults want the rights (and freedoms) of children. Capitalizing on the Kingdom of Heart's unrest, three neighboring kings - the comic trio of King John the Nervous, King Andre the Gluttonous, and King Marvin the Slow-Minded - seek to take over the country. King Timmy, with his childlike wisdom, devises unconventional solutions to thwart the devious kings. Timmy the Great is a fantastic musical for revolutionaries of all ages.

Any resemblance to the world's present problems is purely un-coincidental.

The twelve-member cast is comprised of Ricky Altamirano, Zachary Brod, Caley Crawford, Cormac Cullinane, Tommy J. Dose, Anna McCarthy, Lisha McKoy, Jason Pintar, JarEd Riley, Anna Grace Rosenthal, Andy Schneeflock and Clyde Voce.

Timmy the Great began performances at Theater For The New City (155 1st Avenue, NYC), last night, August 15th and runs through Sunday, September 1. Performances will be Thurs, Fri. & Sat at 7:30pm and Sunday at 2:00pm. Press Opening will be Sunday, August 18 at 2:00pm.

Tickets are $20 and can be purchased through SmartTix at http://www.smarttix.com or directly via http://www.smarttix.com/show.aspx?showcode=TIM29 Phone (212) 868-4444.

Photo Credit: Carol Rosegg

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King Edward the Sensible (Jason Pintar) leads songs with Showgirls (Caley Crawford and Lisha McKoy)


The Three Kings, King Marvin The Slow Minded (Ricky Altamirano), King Andre the Gluttonous ((Tommy J. Dose) & King John the Nervous (Andy Schneeflock)


Timmy (Cormac Cullinane) blows out birthday candles as his father King Edward the Sensible (Jason Pintar) and friends celebrate his special day.


King Timmy (Cormac Cullinane) and his "cabinet" (Zachary Brod, Anna Grace Rosenthal, Anna McCarthy and JarEd Riley figure out how to deal with a problem.


King Edward the Sensible (Jason Pintar) leads a chorus singing about the Kingdom of Arts

Photo Flash: First Look at TIMMY THE GREAT at Theater for the New City
Timmy (Cormac Cullinane) and King Edward (Jason Pintar) share a moment.


King Timmy (Cormac Cullinane) and his "cabinet" (Zachary Brod, Anna Grace Rosenthal, Anna McCarthy and JarEd Riley figure out how to deal with a problem.


Timmy (Cormac Cullinane) and King Edward (Jason Pintar) share a moment.

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