F#@KING UP EVERYTHING Plays at the Woolly Mammoth Theatre
The New Musical Foundation and Off The Leash Productions are proud to announce that David Eric Davis' and Sam Forman's critically-acclaimed F#@KING UP EVERYTHING will premiere as part of the 2011 Capital Fringe Festival. The musical comes to DC following a widely popular run in New York City, where it was called "powerful, funny, moving and major entertainment" noting Davis' and Forman's charming and witty book. Davis and Forman collaborated with Matt Hinkley on original musical direction, orchestrations and arrangements. Jay D. Brock is directing the show with musical direction and new orchestrations and arrangements by Taylor Williams.Set against the backdrop of Brooklyn's indie music scene complete with a gallery of hipsters, stoners, artists, cougars, song writers and puppeteers, F#@KING UP EVERYTHING is a rock musical comedy with heart. And ironic t-shirts. Can Christian Mohammed Schwartzelberg stay true to himself and still get the girl? Or will he lose her to the guy in leather pants?
"I fell in love with this show when I saw it in New York and I am thrilled to bring this exciting work to the DC market," said Charlie Fink, New Musical Foundation."Summer in Washington will be even hotter with a real rock musical that keeps everyone laughing. Eric and Sam took a show that was a big hit in New York and made it even better. Washington audiences are in for a rocking good time," said Jeremy Handelman, Off The Leash Productions.Performances begin on Friday, July 15 and run through Sunday, August 14 at the Woolly Mammoth Theatre (641 D Street NW). Performance Schedule:
Fridays at 5:00 pm & 10:00 pm; Saturdays at 5:00 pm & 10:00 pm; Sundays at 5:00 pmTickets will be available at www.capfringe.org, through the show's website at www.fuckingupeverything.com, or by calling 866.811.4111. F#@KING UP EVERYTHING is presented as part of The 2011 Capital Fringe Festival, a program of the Washington, DC non-profit Capital Fringe and is produced byJeremy Handelman/Off The Leash Productions, LLC. The production is presented by The New Musical Development Foundation, founded in 2007 by co-Artistic Directors Charlie Fink and Matt Wolf, who work to further the development of new musicals through commissions, readings, and workshop productions, the cost of which is typically borne by the artists. All rights are retained by the authors throughout the process, the goal of which to enable new work to mature enough to produce for wider audiences.
Alex Aucoin (Drummer) is very excited to be a part of this production of F#@king Up Everything! Alex made his Washington, D.C. debut as the drummer for No Rules Theatre Co. production of Hedwig and the Angry Inch, and has worked all over the country on a wide range of shows including from 1776, Oklahoma, Grease, and You're a Good Man, Charlie Brown, to name a few. He has also played for such artists as jazz saxophonist Jeff Coffin and actress Kristin Chenoweth. In addition to his musical theater work, Alex is a classically trained percussionist and has performed as a soloist and section percussionist with symphony orchestras in Texas, North Carolina, and Virginia.Crystal Arnette (Arielle) grew up barefoot along the beaches of West Palm Beach, FL. Recent NY Stage: Just Cause (Sister), Looking At Christmas (Charmian U/S) & #serials @theflea at The Flea Theater; Hamlet (Ophelia) at Webster Hall; Stop/Kiss (Sara); and The Mystery Plays (Abby); Recent Films: Yesterday Is Here (Canada I.F.F.), Requited (Seattle I.F.F.), Take Out, Change Me To Me and You Can't Kill Stephen King; Crystal is currently filming The Search For Agent Z with Big Whiskey Pictures. BFA graduate of North Carolina School of the Arts. Crystal is a member of The Bats, the resident company of The Flea Theater. Let's go for a bike ride! http://crystalarnette.com John Fritz (Jake) is a recent graduate of the Musical Theatre program at American University and is thrilled to be part of the FUE team! He is especially psyched to be working with old friends Taylor Williams and Jeremy King, his former bandmates from DC rock group "Mass Ave" (twitter.com/massavemusic). John has been seen in numerous academic and regional productions in the area, and has been playing guitar for six years. "Thanks to everyone for your support and I hope you like the show! It goes to 11." Check out www.John-Fritz.com for more.
CrystAl Mosser (Juliana) NY Credits: Christine in PHANTOM, Anna Glawari in THE MERRY WIDOW, Cunegonde in CANDIDE, Mabel in PIRATES OF PENZANCE, Eurydice in ORPHEUS IN THE UNDERWORLD, Geraldine in HAND OF BRIDGE (dir. Eric Einhorn), u/s Amber in Hairspray, KING DAVID (NYC REVIVAL), and singing "Glitter and Be Gay" with the NYU Symphony Orchestra at the Skirball Center under conductor Joseph Church and John Simpkins (dir). NATIONAL TOUR: ROCKBAND LIVE, The Musical (producers MTV and RWS). REGIONAL CREDITS INCLUDE: Cindy Lou in THE MARVELOUS WONDERETTES, Stephen Schwartz PROJECT (Soloist), Pippi in GREAT AMERICAN TRAILER PARK and the Helen Hayes award-winning production of CANDIDE (dir. Mary Zimmerman). www.CrystalMosser.com
Augie Praley (Christian) Lee August Praley is a Washington DC area actor and playwright. As an actor he has worked with Forum Theatre (bobrauschenbergamerica), dog & pony DC (Courage), Useless Theatre (The Perfect Chocolate Milkshake) and the Chopin Theatre in Chicago. He has had plays produced in Washington, DC, Chicago and most recently an international production in Tbilisi, Georgia. Plays include Sixty-9/11, The Last Ninety Minutes in the Life of Nikola Tesla, Concrete Memories of Phallic-Earth, euphoria: something better is coming. Praley will begin Graduate School at NYU's Tics School for Dramatic Writing this fall.
Dani Stoller (Ivy) hails from Brooklyn, New York. Previous credits include: Room on Fire at The Sage Off-Bway. Roxie Hart in Chicago with KAT (2011 Watch Best Actress Nominee), Mary Jane Wilkes in Big River with LSDT, Judy in the world premier of NightoftheLivingDead The Musical, and Masha in Three Sisters with The Underground Theatre in Ithaca, NY.Jason Wilson (Tony) is a Virgo who enjoys quiet evenings at home alone with his cats. He's also a professional musician (bass guitar), composer, and actor. Theater credits include: Ragtime, Buddy Holly, Here's Love, Holes (Toby's); Walmartopia, Bat Boy, Jack the Ripper, Diamond Dead (Landless); The Saints (Dizzy Miss Lizzie's Roadside Review); Breman Musicians (Classika-Synetic); Aida (Cockpit); Seussical (Holy Cross); Dreamgirls, The Life (Winter's Lane); Bare (Conejo). www.JasonWilsonRoxx.com David Eric Davis (Music, Lyrics, Book) Award-winning lyricist, composer, visual artist, writer and director. His rock musical comedy F#@KING UP EVERYTHING won Best Book and Honorable Mention for Lyrics at NYMF. He is the recipient of grants from Theater League and Anna Sosenko Assist Trust and a participant in CAP21's Writers Co-op. He directed TAROT READING: Love, Sex and Mommy at the NY Fringe Festival and wrote and directed Strike!, a performance piece based on the sounds of bodies moving through air and colliding, at Judson Church. His band can be heard at www.uncleizzy.com and his photo collection Contemplating My Pipik can be seen at www.davidericdavis.com
Sam Forman (Book) is the lyricist and co-book author for the musical I Sing! which has been produced commercially off-Broadway and in theaters around the world. A CD recording of I Sing! is available in stores worldwide from Jay Records. Sam's other plays and musicals include: The Moscows of Nantucket (Theater J, Washington DC) The Rise and Fall of Annie Hall (Theater J, Washington DC, Helen Hayes Nomination) We The People (TheaterWorks USA) F#@king Up Everything (NYMF Award for Outstanding Book) The Grille Room (Cherry Lane Mentor Project), Quarterlife (Pico Playhouse, Los Angeles, CA) Please Stop Talking (Cherry Lane Theater), Fringical! (Ars Nova, NYC) Schmoozy Togetherness (Williamstown Theatre Festival) The Quiet Game (Hangar Theater, Ithaca NY) Krankenhaus Blues (Blue Heron Theater, NYC) Hunter for Hunter Green and Narcissus and Goldstein (Singularity Company, NYC)
Jay D. Brock (Director) is a professor of musical theatre at Catholic University and the artistic director of both Limelight Theatre: The Last Five Years, Closer Than Ever; and Opera Alterna: Padrevia, Magnum Opus, Signor Deluso, The Women, and Dido & Aeneas. Other recent DC credits: Life in Death (Kennedy Center), Ubo Roi (Journeymen Theatre); The Magic Flute, In Good King Charles's Golden Days, The Medium, Trouble in Tahiti (Catholic University), Tango! Tango! (Opera Theatre of Northern Virginia). Los Angeles area credits; world premiere of Dance for Her (Pasadena Playhouse); Eleemosynary (Boo Box Theatre); Zeno's World (Ensemble Theatre); After Hours in the Whale Room (Dana Point Theatre). Jay holds an MFA in directing and is an associate member of SDC.
Taylor Williams (New Orchestration and Arrangements, Music Direction) is a DC based pianist, arranger, music director, and composer. He has had the pleasure of working several times with recent Helen Hayes Award recipients No Rules Theatre Company, most recently co-arranging/orchestrating their production of "The Stephen Schwartz Project." As a composer he has written his own musical "Olympus" as well as a new Latin mass, which was recently performed in Ghana, Africa as part of "The Yonkofa Project." Find more at www.taylorjwilliams.com
Matt Hinkley (Original Orchestrations and Arrangements) is a musician, music director, and writer for both theater and pop in NYC. Other notable orchestration credits include Bloodsong Of Love (Ars Nova), Cutman (Goodspeed) and an arrangement of William Finn's "Sailing" for Lisa Howard's Songs of Innocence and Experience. Music Direction/Associate: White Noise (NYC & Chicago), ROOMS (New World Stages, cast recording), Jason Robert Brown's Bridges of Madison County, Natalie Weiss's debut album, The Burnt Part Boys (Playwrights Horizons, cast recording), Bloodsong Of Love, Things To Ruin (and cast recording), Lizzie Borden, F#@king Up Everything at NYMF 2009. Instrumentalist: Glory Days (Bway cast recording), Rated RSO, Kerrigan & Lowdermilk's Our First Mistake, numerous other recordings, workshops, and shows.
Jeremy Handelman (Producer) is founder and president of Off The Leash Productions, LLC where he produces theater and video. He is on the producing team of the upcoming London and Broadway productions of David Seidler's The King's Speech. In addition to F#@king Up Everything, Off The Leash is developing three other exciting shows for the stage: Cruel Shoes, Shim Sham and Seriously Trivial People. Past productions include White's Lies, CYCLE: A Vaudeville Comedy, The Aspern Papers, and Fritz & Froyim. Jeremy also is the author of The Bronx Balmers, Tic-Tac-Toe and numerous short plays. Off The Leash's video work includes corporate video, commercials, promos, and event coverage. Additional information at www.OffTheLeashProductions.comCharlie Fink (Presenter) is the founder and producing artistic director of the not-for-profit New Musical Development Foundation, which supports the development of new musicals by underwriting the costs of readings and workshop productions. Last summer, Charlie's production of "Super Claudio Bros" won "Best Musical" in the 2010 DC Capital Fringe Festival. This year, Charlie is excited to concurrently present two fantastic new musicals at Woolly Mammoth, "F#*king Up Everything" and "Who's Your Baghdaddy, or How I Started the Iraq War". Previous new musicals presented at DC Fringe: "Finn McCool", "The Saints", "Titus X", & "Powerhosue". http://newmusicalfoundation.org