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The Book of Merman - 2018 - Off-Broadway Tickets, News, Info & More

$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!

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St. Luke's Theatre


About the Theatre
(New York, NY)
308 West 46th Street
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by A.A. Cristi - 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 A.A. Cristi - Sep 8, 2021
Straight from the New York Off-Broadway stage, The Winter Park Playhouse presents the professional Southeastern Regional premiere of the hilarious musical comedy hit, The Book of Merman, September 24 - October 17, 2021. 
by A.A. Cristi - 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 Chloe Rabinowitz - Sep 17, 2020
Playwright and Your Program Is Your Ticket podcast Creator/Host/Producer Sean Chandler's new musical Running: The Musical co-written with Joseph Jefferson award-winning Chicago Composer Leo Schwartz recorded five music videos from nine different locations and three different states during the COVID-19 lockdown.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Sep 15, 2021
Love & Other Stories is an original dance narrative premiering on Sunday, September 26th at Snug Harbor Cultural Center (Staten Island). Directed, choreographed, and conceived by Ariana Andretta, the show follows four young women and their separate journeys in their quest to define love.
by Julie Musbach - 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 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 A.A. Cristi - 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 Chloe Rabinowitz - Oct 31, 2019
 Pittsburgh CLO welcomes back DIXIE'S TUPPERWARE PARTY, the hilarious show starring Dixie Longate which turned Off-Broadway into Tupperware-mania and garnered the prestigious 2008 Drama Desk Award Nomination rolls into the Greer Cabaret Theater for a strictly limited engagement of 6 weeks of performances beginning September 9, 2020. DIXIE'S TUPPERWARE PARTY is always a Pittsburgh crowd favorite and tickets will go fast.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Oct 31, 2019
Pride Films and Plays' annual fall benefit, SIMPLY SENSATIONAL, celebrates theater artists who have had a tremendous impact on all they work with.  This year's event will honor a beloved figure in the Chicago theater scene a?"Robert Ollis, musical director of many shows with Pride Films and Plays, Underscore Theatre Company, Bailiwick Repertory, Bailiwick Chicago, the Casting Auction Players and many other companies and events. Ollis will be the honoree as well as music director of the Company's annual fundraising concert, SIMPLY SENSATIONAL, on Monday, November 4 in The Broadway, Pride Arts Center, 4139 N. Broadway.
by Julie Musbach - 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 A.A. Cristi - 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 Julie Musbach - 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 A.A. Cristi - 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 A.A. Cristi - 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 Julie Musbach - 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 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 Stephi Wild - 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 Stephi Wild - Nov 24, 2021
Pittsburgh CLO has announced casting for the 30th annual production of A MUSICAL CHRISTMAS CAROL, December 17-23 at the Byham Theater. This year's production, directed by Scott Evans, will feature lavish costumes, thrilling effects and a talented ensemble of both new and returning performers. Broadway & TV star Richard Thomas returns to Pittsburgh CLO to lead the cast as Ebenezer Scrooge.
by Rebecca Russo - Nov 1, 2019
BROADWAY SESSIONS is described as an evening of musical performances, games and open mic featuring a new Broadway cast twice monthly. 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.
by Julie Musbach - 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 Julie Musbach - 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 A.A. Cristi - 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 A.A. Cristi - 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 A.A. Cristi - 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 Julie Musbach - 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 A.A. Cristi - 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 A.A. Cristi - Jun 15, 2021
Stage Rights, the licensing company that represents The Marvelous Wonderettes, has just acquired the licensing and theatrical performance rights to the trio of hit country jukebox musicals (Honky Tonk Angels, Honky Tonk Angels Holiday Spectacular, Honky Tonk Angels and the Mystery of Bubba's Revenge) from Ted Swindley, the creator of Always…Patsy Cline.
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 Stephi Wild - 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 A.A. Cristi - Jan 9, 2020
Casting has been announced for Pittsburgh CLO's exclusive engagement of the hit musical comedy THE BOOK OF MERMAN, part of the Pittsburgh CLO Kara Cabaret Series at the Greer Cabaret Theater January 30 - March 8, 2020. Don't miss this incredibly original hit fresh from its side-splitting Off-Broadway run!
by A.A. Cristi - 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 Julie Musbach - 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 A.A. Cristi - Jan 30, 2020
Pittsburgh CLO's exclusive engagement of the hit musical comedy THE BOOK OF MERMAN, part of the Pittsburgh CLO Kara Cabaret Series at the Greer Cabaret Theater, runs January 30 – March 8, 2020. Don't miss this incredibly original hit fresh from its side-splitting Off-Broadway run!
by Stephi Wild - 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 Stephi Wild - Feb 16, 2022
The 5th longest-running musical in Off-Broadway history and 2011 winner of the Off-Broadway Alliance Award for Best Musical, NEWSical The Musical, is coming to Majestic Repertory Theatre for a limited three-week engagement beginning April 1.
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 A.A. Cristi - 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 Stephi Wild - Dec 12, 2018
Good morning BroadwayWorld! Today's top stories: Oklahoma! will transfer to Broadway, and more!
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 Marina Kennedy - Aug 5, 2020
Broadwayworld.com had the pleasure of interviewing NJ native, Daryl Eisenberg about her company, Eisenberg/Beans Casting. It was a great opportunity to learn about her career and what goes on behind the scenes when a show is being cast.
by A.A. Cristi - 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 Julie Musbach - 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 Julie Musbach - 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 A.A. Cristi - 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 Sarah Hookey - 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.
by Nicole Rosky - Apr 14, 2022
Stage Rights will join the Broadway Licensing family of imprints alongside Dramatists Play Service and Playscripts. Founded in 2000, Stage Rights is one of the foremost independent theatrical publishers in the United States, providing stage performance rights for a wide range of plays and musicals to theater companies, schools, and other producing organizations across the country and internationally.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Apr 11, 2022
“The Most Anticipated Production of 2022” (BroadwayWorld Readers’ Poll, 2021) just announced their cast. The Boys in the Band, Mart Crowley’s American classic, will begin previews June 16 at the historic Fred Rogers Studio at WQED in an exciting new production by PICT Classic Theatre.

The Book of Merman Frequently Asked Questions

What productions of The Book of Merman have their been?
The Book of Merman has had 1 productions including Off-Broadway which opened in 2018.