[title of show] 2008

Run Time:
1 hour and 30 minutes, with no intermission
Opened: July 17, 2008
Closing: October 12, 2008

[title of show] - 2008 - Broadway History , Info & More

You're reading the official blurb, or short summary, of [title of show]. Blurb. That's a funny word. We spent a lot of time on this blurb so please read the whole blurb. [title of show] is a musical about two nobodies named Hunter and Jeff who decide to write a completely original musical starring themselves and their attractive and talented ladyfriends, Susan and Heidi. Their musical, [title of show], gets into the New York Musical Theatre Festival, and becomes a hit. Then it gets an off-Broadway production at the Vineyard Theatre, and wins three Obie Awards! Then (drumroll if you've got a drum) it's announced that their musical is going to Broadway (hooray!) and people start seeing this blurb everywhere! They read that The New York Times called [title of show] "DELECTABLE ENTERTAINMENT! A postmodern homage to the grand tradition of backstage musicals like Babes in Arms, Kiss Me, Kate and A Chorus Line." Fully intrigued, those people snatch up tickets and help make Hunter and Jeff's life-long dream come true!

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Review - [title of show]: [obscure showtune reference]
by Kristin Salaky - July 31, 2008

As someone who gets a euphoric high from that strict-tempo ritard the orchestra takes toward the end of Fade Out-Fade In's overture, who considers the Broadway cast album of One Night Stand to be the perfect road trip CD and who more than once has been moved to get in front of a mirror and mime Nancy Dussault's performance of 'Love Is A Chance' while listening to Bajour, you might expect me to fit snugly into the target audience for [title of show], the musical where conversation between stars/authors Hunter Bell (bookwriter) and Jeff Bowen (composer/lyricist) is peppered with so many obscure (and some not so obscure) musical theatre references that you'd swear you just stumbled into a midnight cabaret act at Don't Tell Mama or The Duplex (a/k/a everyday martini talk at Marie's Crisis). Yes, after months of promotional YouTube videos promising it would happen, the Twenty-First Century's Montgomery and Stone have finally landed their ninety minute musical on Broadway, and to paraphrase what Gracie Allen said about Jumbo, if it continues running for as long as it hasn't been running it should be a great success.

Review - How Much Would You Pay To NOT See [title of show]?
by Kristin Salaky - June 18, 2008

Plenty of musicals have tried to pass themselves off as 'the musical for people who don't like musicals' in order to bring new audiences to Broadway, but those apparent geniuses at [title of show] have figured out that there are people who hate Broadway musicals so much that they'd be willing to shell out big bucks in order to not see one. So, in a special premium ticket plan announced this afternoon, for a mere $2,501.50, you can get a great seat for [title of show] and then have an NYU student watch the show for you and tell you about it later. (You know, so you don't embarrass yourself in case Marian Seldes just happens to come up to you at Bar Centrale and ask what you thought of it.)

[title of show] to End Broadway Run Tonight, October 12th
by Eddie Varley - October 12, 2008

[title of show] -- the original new musical that began previews on July 5 and opened at the Lyceum Theatre (149 W. 45 St.) on July 17 -- will conclude its critically acclaimed run at the Lyceum tonight, Sunday October 12th.

'That's Kentertainment' Airs '[title of show]' Program 10/9
by Reynard Loki - October 9, 2008

Tonight on 'That's Kentertainment!,' host Ken Kleiber brings you the cast of [title of show] in an encore airing celebrating their run on Broadway which concludes October 12.

Photo Coverage: Benanti and More visit [title of show]
by Peter James Zielinski - October 7, 2008

On Sunday October 5, 2008 Gypsy star and Tony Award winner Laura Benanti and her husband, stage and screen star Steven Pasquale caught a performance of [title of show]. Also visiting that night was actress Katie Finneran, a Tony Winner herself for 'Noises Off' as well as cast members from the new musical 'A Tale of Two Cities', after the performance the whole gang stopped by backstage to visit the cast and crew.

Photo Coverage: [title of show] Sings and Signs at Barnes & Noble
by Peter James Zielinski - September 27, 2008

On Thursday September 25th, as part of The ASCAP Foundation's NYMF Seminar Series, the cast of [title of show] discussed the highs and lows of guiding their musical from the New York Musical Theatre Festival to Broadway, there was also a performance and cd sigining as part of the evening. The event took place at Barnes & Noble at Lincoln Square which is located at 1972 Broadway at 66th Street.

[interview] With Pressgrove, Blackwell, Bell and Blickenstaff
by Jena Tesse Fox - September 26, 2008

The creators of [title of show] talk about creating an original Broadway musical.

[title of show] to Close on Broadway October 12
by Robert Diamond - September 19, 2008

[title of show] -- the original new musical that began previews on July 5 and opened at the Lyceum Theatre (149 W. 45 St.) on July 17 -- will conclude its critically acclaimed run at the Lyceum on October 12, it has been announced by the show's producers.

Tony Award Committee Determines [title of show] Stars Eligibility
by Robert Diamond - September 19, 2008

The Tony Award Administration Committee met today for the first time to decide the eligibility of two Broadway productions for the 2009 American Theatre Wing's Tony Awards®, presented by The Broadway League and The American Theatre Wing.

BWW TV Video Show Preview: [title of show]
by Craig Brockman - July 27, 2008

Highlights from the Broadway production of [title of show] featuring Hunter Bell, Susan Blackwell, Heidi Blickenstaff and Jeff Bowen.


Untitled Opening Number
Two Nobodies in New York
An Original Musical
Monkeys and Playbills
The Tony Award Song
Part of It All
I Am Playing Me
What Kind of Girl is She?
Die Vampire, Die!
Filling Out The Form
September Song
Secondary Characters
A Way Back To Then
Nine People's Favorite Thing
[title of show]
[title of show] has had 6 productions including New York which opened in 2004, Off-Broadway which opened in 2006, Off-Broadway which opened in 2006, Broadway which opened in 2008, Broadway which opened in 2008 and West End which opened in 2013.
[title of show] has been nominated for the Best Book of a Musical for Hunter Bell.