The Book of Merman

$39.50-$79.50

Two Mormon missionaries ring Ethel Merman's doorbell and hilarity ensues in this new musical comedy. THE BOOK OF MERMAN is a diva-driven journey featuring original songs and show-stopping ballads. It's delightful. It's delicious. It's de-Merman!

Schedule

St. Luke's Theatre

(New York, NY)
308 West 46th Street
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by BWW News Desk - Sep 9, 2019
Pittsburgh CLO has just announced The 2019-2020 Kara Cabaret Series.  We're ringing in the 15th season of the the CLO Cabaret with the first show we ever performed at this venue a?" FOREVER PLAID a?" the Heavenly Musical Hit! This show is just as perfect a fit for our unique Cabaret space now as it was in our inaugural season. Next up is THE BOOK OF MERMAN , a musical parody mash-up that has us along for the ride when two door-knocking Mormons show up at the door of legendary Broadway diva, Ethel Merman. 
by BWW News Desk - Sep 30, 2019
Redheads unite! At a clandestine meeting of auburn-haired rebels, a secret organization is taking matters into their own hands, fighting back against their imminent extinction and standing up for the rights of redheads everywhere. The members of the Real Redheaded Revolutionary Evolutionary Defiance (The R.R.R.E.D.) aim to empower and educate their fellow redheads to wake up and mobilize through fundraising, raw emotion, procreation, and song. 
by David Green - Sep 29, 2017
Varla Jean Merman brings her newest acclaimed show, 'Varla Jean Merman: Bad Heroine' to The Copa Room in Palm Springs for two standing room only performances in October. Jeffery Roberson aka Varla Jean Merman (who boasts that Ernest Borgnine is her father and Ethel Merman is her mother) is perhaps best known for her role in the 2003 independent film Girls will be Girls.
by BWW News Desk - Sep 21, 2017
Three men - a great American playwright, his trusted and loyal assistant, and a young Canadian street hustler - find themselves together for two days in a hotel room in Vancouver. The ensuing battle for power, love and loyalty is frequently funny, engagingly dark and ultimately moving. HIS GREATNESS, inspired by a 'potentially true story' during the declining days of Tennessee Williams, is an intimate insight into the mind of a familiar public figure, grappling with the loss of former glory and desperate for a return to form and success. Pride Films and Plays will stage the play from October 14 November 12, 2017 in The Buena, the 50-seat venue of the Pride Arts Center. The Buena is located at 4147 N. Broadway, Chicago. The press opening will be Tuesday, October 17 at 7:30 pm.
by BWW News Desk - Sep 13, 2018
Following a critically acclaimed, sell-out three-month run at Chicago's Apollo Theater in 2015, Flying Elephant Productions is pleased to announce the return of the hit musical comedy THE BOOK OF MERMAN, featuring a book by Leo Schwartz and DC Cathro, music and lyrics by Leo Schwartz, direction by DC Cathro, music direction by Tyler Miles and choreography by Jenna Schoppe.  
by BWW News Desk - Oct 6, 2017
Flying Elephant Productions has announced its inaugural season, launching this winter with the world premiere of WE THE PEOPLE SONGS OF THE RESISTANCE, a political song cycle about the 2016 election, which takes audiences from the conventions through election night and its immediate aftermath into the realization of Trump's America and finally, a call to action from We The People.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 5, 2018
THE BOOK OF MERMAN, a new musical comedy featuring music and lyrics by Leo Schwartz and book by Schwartz and DC Cathro, is set to have its New York premiere in October. Joe Langworth will direct this new Off-Broadway musical, which will begin previews today, October 5 at St. Luke's Theatre (308 West 46th Street), with opening set for Sunday, October 21. 
by BWW News Desk - Oct 5, 2018
THE BOOK OF MERMAN, a new musical comedy featuring music and lyrics by Leo Schwartz and book by Schwartz and DC Cathro, starts previews this Friday, October 5 at St. Luke's Theatre (308 West 46th Street). Joe Langworth directs this new Off-Broadway musical, with an opening set for Sunday, October 21.  
by BWW News Desk - Oct 5, 2017
Casting for Pride Films and Plays' Chicago premiere of YANK! A WWII Love Story was announced today by David Zak, Executive Director of Pride Films and Plays.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 3, 2017
Three men - a great American playwright, his trusted and loyal assistant, and a young Canadian street hustler - find themselves together for two days in a hotel room in Vancouver. The ensuing battle for power, love and loyalty is frequently funny, engagingly dark and ultimately moving. HIS GREATNESS, inspired by a 'potentially true story' during the declining days of Tennessee Williams, is an intimate insight into the mind of a familiar public figure, grappling with the loss of former glory and desperate for a return to form and success. Pride Films and Plays will stage the play from October 14 November 12, 2017 in The Buena, the 50-seat venue of the Pride Arts Center. The Buena is located at 4147 N. Broadway, Chicago. The press opening will be Tuesday, October 17 at 7:30 pm.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 29, 2018
Flying Elephant Productions is pleased to present the return of the hit musical comedy THE BOOK OF MERMAN, featuring a book by Leo Schwartz and DC Cathro, music and lyrics by Leo Schwartz, direction by DC Cathro, music direction by Tyler Miles and choreography by Jenna Schoppe. 
by BWW News Desk - Oct 26, 2017
Flying Elephant Productions is pleased to announce casting for its inaugural production, the world premiere of WE THE PEOPLE SONGS OF THE RESISTANCE, a political musical song cycle about the turbulent 2016 election, with six actors playing 55 characters.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 24, 2018
THE BOOK OF MERMAN, a new musical comedy featuring music and lyrics by Leo Schwartz and book by Schwartz and DC Cathro, starts previews this Friday, October 5 at St. Luke's Theatre (308 West 46th Street). Joe Langworth directs this new Off-Broadway musical, with an opening set for Sunday, October 21.  
by BWW News Desk - Oct 2, 2019
Pride Films and Plays' annual fall benefit, SIMPLY SENSATIONAL, celebrates theater artists who have had a tremendous impact on all they work with.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 10, 2019
Producers Justin M. Kiska, Jessica Billones, and Way Off Broadway are teaming up to bring the Post Off-Broadway Regional Theatre Premiere of the new musical comedy The Book of Merman to Frederick for a special engagement this fall. The production will play three performances only at Way Off Broadway, November 15th through the 17th.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 10, 2018
THE BOOK OF MERMAN, a new musical comedy featuring music and lyrics by Leo Schwartz and book by Schwartz and DC Cathro, now in previews at St. Luke's Theatre (308 West 46th Street), releases production photos. Joe Langworth directs this new Off-Broadway musical, with an opening set for Sunday, October 21.  
by BWW News Desk - Nov 29, 2018
Flying Elephant Productions is pleased to present the return of the hit musical comedy THE BOOK OF MERMAN, featuring a book by Leo Schwartz and DC Cathro, music and lyrics by Leo Schwartz, direction by DC Cathro, music direction by Tyler Miles and choreography by Jenna Schoppe.
by BWW News Desk - Nov 27, 2018
BROADWAY SESSIONS is described as an evening of musical performances, games and open mic featuring a new Broadway guest each week. The show is created and hosted by Ben Cameron (Bway Wicked, Aida, Footloose, Dance Captain Dance Attack web series) and features musical director Joshua Stephen Kartes on piano. This Thursday night, 11/29 Broadway Sessions will offer up an Off Broadway Extravaganza, featuring cast members from multiple Off Broadway Shows including The Marvelous Wonderettes, The Hidden Ones, Frankenstein, The Book of Merman, The Office, The Musical Parody and more.
by Ben Cameron - Nov 27, 2018
The cold never bothered them anyway! The boldest of the belters braved the storm to come and sing their faces off for our All Open Mic Party. The night was filled with dulcet tones from some of our favorite regulars and some new friends. We even had a few special guests, we'll call the Avenue Q-ties, Jamie Glickman, Lacretta and our very own Imari Hardon. 
by BWW News Desk - Nov 1, 2018
THE BOOK OF MERMAN, a new musical comedy featuring music and lyrics by Leo Schwartz and book by Schwartz and DC Cathro, will now play weekends at St. Luke's Theater beginning November 2, 2018. Directed by Joe Langworth, this new Off-Broadway musical officially opened on Sunday, October 21 at St. Luke's Theatre (308 West 46th Street).
by BWW News Desk - May 14, 2018
Underscore Theatre and The Den Theatre are pleased to present an all-new staging of the Jeff Award-nominated Best New Musical HAYMARKET (formerly Haymarket: The Anarchist's Songbook) the true story of Chicago's infamous Haymarket massacre. With book, music and lyrics by Alex Higgin-Houser and David Kornfeld, the actors accompany themselves to the stirring folk-infused score. Having spent the last two years workshopping the show, the authors alongside director Nick Thornton and musical director Robert Ollis have crafted an all-new theatrical experience - creating new songs, overhauling the book, and like the union workers from the show, building anew.
by BWW News Desk - Mar 7, 2019
Flying Elephant Productions is pleased to present the world premiere performanceof TILL - A New Musical, Book by Leo Schwartz and DC Cathro, Music & Lyrics by Leo Schwartz.
by BWW News Desk - Mar 29, 2018
Pride Films and Plays' Chicago premiere production of Daniel MacIvor's HIS GREATNESS - inspired by a 'potentially true story' during the declining days of Tennessee Williams - will be performed at the 15th Annual International Dublin Gay Play Festival, to be held May 7-20, 2018 in Dublin, Ireland. The entire original cast of last fall's production will travel to Dublin and will perform the play from May 14 - 19, with two performances on May 19th. In MacIvor's play, a great American playwright, his trusted and loyal assistant, and a young Canadian street hustler find themselves together for two days in a hotel room in Vancouver as the playwright is about to premiere a new play that he hopes will reinvigorate his career. The ensuing battle for power, love and loyalty is frequently funny, engagingly dark and ultimately moving.  Danne W. Taylor will repeat his role as "The Playwright," Andrew Kain Miller will return as "The Assistant" and Whitman Johnson will again play "The Young Man." Pride Films and Plays' Executive Director David Zak is again directing the play for this remount. 
by BWW News Desk - Mar 26, 2019
Frank is an aspiring magician with an unexpected best friend: Neurosis, his anxieties personified in a character that only he can see. When Frank meets marketing executive Abby, sparks fly, but it turns out that she has a neurosis of her own. With love, therapy, and a set of guilt-inducing parents in tow, will Frank and Abby choose their fears or each other? NEUROSIS is a modern musical comedy with a psychiatric twist-a story about finding happiness, falling in love, and dealing with that little voice in your head along the way.
by BWW News Desk - Mar 18, 2019
Steele Spring Stage Rights, the licensing company that represents The Marvelous Wonderettes, has just acquired the licensing and theatrical performance rights to the award-winning off-Broadway musical comedy smash that sets William Shakespeare's Measure for Measure in the Wild West.
by Keith Price's Curtain Call - Jun 28, 2019
Just in time for our 50th Anniversary of The Stonewall Riots that started the Gay Liberation Movement leading to the LGBTQIAA Community and countless numbers of PRIDE festivities happening all over the world, my podcast would like to take a moment and throw some love to some of the out and open performers working in theater today that have stopped by for a chat with me.
by BWW News Desk - Jun 17, 2019
The New York Musical Festival (NYMF) and Flying Elephant Productions present TILL, the emotional and moving true story of Emmett and Mamie Till, with music and lyrics by Leo Schwartz and book by Leo Schwartz and DC Cathro. NJ Agwuna directs a cast of six, including Taylor A. Blackman (Regional: Fun Home, Mamma Mia, Hello Dolly, Ragtime), Tyla Collier (Off-Broadway: Sistas the Musical), Dwelvan David (1st national tours: Finding Neverland; The Gershwins' Porgy and Bess), Judith Franklin (Broadway: Summer: The Donna Summer Musical), Denielle Marie Gray (NationalIntl. Touring: background singer for Patti Labelle & others) and Devin L. Roberts (Broadway: The Lion King, Cabin In The Sky). Five performances will be staged at The Alice Griffin Jewel Box Theatre at The Pershing Square Signature Center in New York City from July 23-28, 2019.
by BWW News Desk - Jun 15, 2017
Pride Films and Plays' 2017-18 season - its first full season in residence at the Pride Arts Center - will bring Chicago its first look at three plays that examine gay and lesbian lives in earlier decades of the 20th Century, according to Executive Director David Zak and Artistic Director Nelson Rodriguez.
by Audition Roundup - Jul 8, 2018
Updated this week! Check out upcoming Equity Auditions from Sunday, July 8, 2018 for both productions in your area and around the country including what/when/where and how to audition!
by BWW News Desk - Jul 10, 2018
Terrific New Theatre (TNT) announces its 33rd season, the third under Artistic Director Tam DeBolt.
by Audition Roundup - Jul 1, 2018
Updated this week! Check out upcoming Equity Auditions from Sunday, July 1, 2018 for both productions in your area and around the country including what/when/where and how to audition!
by BWW News Desk - Jan 9, 2019
The Off Broadway Alliance, the organization of Off Broadway producers, theaters, general managers, press agents, and marketing firms, will hold the next event in its Seminar series focused on the "Off Broadway Producing Experience" on Saturday, January 26th 2019.
by BWW News Desk - Jan 8, 2019
FEINSTEIN'S/54 BELOW, Broadway's Supper Club, presents The Ladies Who Lunch 2: Another Evening for Planned Parenthood of NYC, on February 16th, 2019, at 11:30 PM. This incredible encore performance will raise even more funds for this fantastic cause. Directed and produced by Claire Manship and the evening's performers,The Ladies Who Lunch 2 is a night featuring songs that help woman verbalize, vent, and discuss their specific issues, wherein half of the proceeds will go to Planned Parenthood of NYC.
by BWW News Desk - Jan 4, 2018
Flying Elephant Productions is pleased to launch its inaugural season with the world premiere of WE THE PEOPLE: The Anti-Trump Musical, a political musical song cycle about the turbulent 2016 election, with six actors playing 55 characters. This powerful new musical features a book by Sean Chandler, music and lyrics by Leo Schwartz, direction by Derek Van Barham and music direction by Ty Miles
by BWW News Desk - Jan 29, 2018
Flying Elephant Productions is pleased to launch its inaugural season with the world premiere of WE THE PEOPLE: The Anti-Trump Musical, a political musical song cycle about the turbulent 2016 election, with six actors playing 55 characters. This powerful new musical features a book by Sean Chandler, music and lyrics by Leo Schwartz, direction by Derek Van Barham and music direction by Ty Miles. WE THE PEOPLE will play January 26 - February 10, 2018 at Stage 773, 1225 W. Belmont Ave. in Chicago. Tickets are currently available at stage773.com, by calling (773) 327-5252 or in person at the Stage 773 box office. The press opening is Saturday, January 27, 2018 at 8 pm.
by BWW News Desk - Jan 26, 2018
Flying Elephant Productions has announced its inaugural season, launching this winter with the world premiere of WE THE PEOPLE SONGS OF THE RESISTANCE, a political song cycle about the 2016 election, which takes audiences from the conventions through election night and its immediate aftermath into the realization of Trump's America and finally, a call to action from We The People.
by BWW News Desk - Jan 17, 2017
Pride Films and Plays' production of the Tony Award-winning musical, Priscilla: Queen of the Desert opens this month as the company's inaugural production in their two-stage Pride Arts Center. The musical will be performed in The Broadway, the center's 85-seat theatre at 4139 N. Broadway.
by BWW News Desk - Jan 12, 2017
Pride Films and Play presents the Tony Award-winning musical, Priscilla: Queen of the Desert, playing this month as the company's inaugural production in their two-stage Pride Arts Center. The musical will be performed in The Broadway, the center's 85-seat theatre at 4139 N. Broadway.
by BWW News Desk - Jan 11, 2018
Casting for Pride Films and Plays' Chicago premiere of YANK! A WWII Love Story was announced today by David Zak, Executive Director of Pride Films and Plays.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 20, 2019
Steele Spring Stage Rights, the licensing company that represents The Marvelous Wonderettes, has just acquired the licensing and theatrical performance rights to the hit Off-Broadway parody musical mash-up about a pair of Mormon missionaries and their attempt to convert their unsuspecting target, musical theatre legend Ethel Merman!
by BWW News Desk - Feb 16, 2019
FEINSTEIN'S/54 BELOW, Broadway's Supper Club, presents The Ladies Who Lunch 2: Another Evening for Planned Parenthood of NYC, on February 16th, 2019, at 11:30 PM. This incredible encore performance will raise even more funds for this fantastic cause. Directed and produced by Claire Manship and the evening's performers,The Ladies Who Lunch 2 is a night featuring songs that help woman verbalize, vent, and discuss their specific issues, wherein half of the proceeds will go to Planned Parenthood of NYC.
by BWW News Desk - Dec 7, 2018
Max Ziegfeld's Porn Awards: The Musical!, welcoming you to The Annual Golden Dick Awards, will hit Rockwell: Table & Stage Dec. 18 at 8 PM.
by BWW News Desk - Dec 27, 2017
Flying Elephant Productions is pleased to launch its inaugural season with the world premiere of WE THE PEOPLE SONGS OF THE RESISTANCE, a political musical song cycle about the turbulent 2016 election, with six actors playing 55 characters. This powerful new musical features a book by Sean Chandler, music and lyrics by Leo Schwartz, direction by Derek Van Barham and music direction by Ty Miles. WE THE PEOPLE will play January 26 February 10, 2018 at Stage 773, 1225 W. Belmont Ave. in Chicago.
by Stephi Wild - Dec 12, 2018
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by Ben Cameron - Dec 11, 2018
Broadway Sessions recently had a full on Off-Broadway Extravaganza! We took a moment to shine a light on some of Off-Broadway's biggest, most hilarious hits, including The Book of Merman, Frankenstein, The Marvelous Wonderettes, The Hidden Ones and The Office. Check out the some of the fun now!
by BWW News Desk - Aug 28, 2018
Terrific New Theatre opens its 33rd season Sept. 13 with the Alabama premiere of a new musical comedy that isn't scheduled to reach Off-Broadway until October. "The Book of Merman," a send-up of the Tony Award-winning smash hit "The Book of Mormon," will run for three weekends at TNT - including two Sunday matinees - closing on Sept. 29.
by BWW News Desk - Aug 17, 2018
Max Ziegfeld's Porn Awards: The Musical!, welcoming you to The 69th Annual Golden Dick Awards, will hit Rockwell: Table & Stage Aug. 27 at 8 PM.
by BWW News Desk - Aug 15, 2018
Due to popular demand, Underscore Theatre Company, in association with Theater Wit, is pleased to announce two additional weeks of performances of its hit musical HAYMARKET, extending through Sunday, September 16, 2018 at Theater Wit, 1229 W. Belmont Ave. in Chicago.
by BWW News Desk - Aug 14, 2018
THE BOOK OF MERMAN, a new musical comedy featuring music and lyrics by Leo Schwartz and book by Schwartz and DC Cathro, is set to have its New York premiere in October. Joe Langworth will direct this new Off-Broadway musical, which will begin previews on Friday, October 5 at St. Luke's Theatre (308 West 46th Street), with opening set for Sunday, October 21. 
by BWW News Desk - Aug 13, 2019
Producers Justin M. Kiska, Jessica Billones, and Way Off Broadway are teaming up to bring the Post Off-Broadway Regional Theatre Premiere of the new musical comedy The Book of Merman to Frederick for a special engagement this fall.