Musical Chairs, the first play about musical theater
A new LGBT experimental play written by Steve Fogelman, Musical Chairs is about the subscriptions we have both to services as well as intrinsic things like arcane ideologies of gender roles, marriage, and what a family looks like. Staged in only four chairs, the story follows musical theater enthusiasts and recent city transplants, Tory and Nadine Lovett, as new season subscribers of touring Broadway musicals at their local historic theater. Even before the move, Tory's begun to pursue his sexual truth, making Nadine desperate to hold their marriage together. But after the couple’s flirtatious collision with neighboring subscribers, denial is no longer an option in this dramatic, yet humorous exploration of balancing dreams, vows, and attraction, through a voyeuristic lens of cultural and sexual evolution.
Stewart Harrison directs a cast of six, including Kurt Bantilan, Anna Benoit, Corinne Britti, Steve Fogelman*, Alvaro Francisco*, and Danielle Erin Rhodes*. *Appearing courtesy of Actors’ Equity Association. AEA Showcase.
“At some point, arcane beliefs of marriage, society, and sexuality no longer serve a purpose and become impossible to maintain in modern life. Dramatic theater influences the way we think and feel about our own lives and encourages us to take a hard look at ourselves, our values, and our behavior; however, musical theater tends to offer a more idealistic view of life in sweeping spectacles,” says playwright Steve Fogelman. “Musical Chairs creates a compelling structural hybrid with characters inspired by musical theater’s simple archetypes, juxtaposed in a focused dramatic setting to heighten the characters’ stifled existence.”
Performances for Musical Chairs are Thursday, Oct. 12 at 6:15 p.m.; Saturday, Oct. 14 at 2:15 p.m.; and Sunday, Oct. 15 at 6:00 p.m.
Ticket Prices are $25 for general admission and $45 for VIP seating in advance, plus fees. At the door, $30 tickets are available 30 minutes before showtime. AEA Members: FREE, pending availability.
For tickets, visit https://newyorktheaterfestival.com/musical-chairs/
The runtime is 90 minutes with no intermission.
Venue: Teatro Latea
107 Suffolk Street
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