Saturday, January 28, 2017

News from Across the Hudson: New American musical to premiere Off-Broadway



GIRL BEHIND THE CURTAIN ANNOUNCES

THE LIMITED ENGAGEMENT OF A NEW OFF-BROADWAY MUSICAL
“ALL ABOARD!”
BOOK BY TONY SPORTIELLO
MUSIC & LYRICS BY AL TAPPER
DIRECTED BY WARREN SCOTT FRIEDMAN

PERFORMANCES BEGIN
FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 17
AT THE THEATER AT THE 14TH STREET Y

Executive Producer Sonia Carrion of The Girl Behind The Curtain Productions announced today the complete cast and creative team for the world premiere of a new musical, ALL ABOARD! With Music & Lyrics by composer Al Tapper, recognized for his books, plays and films, and with a book by internationally produced and published playwright Tony Sportiello and with direction by Warren Scott Friedman.

The new American musical will begin previews in The Theater at the 14th Street Y on Friday, February 17th at 7:00pm and Saturday, February 18th at 2pm with an official opening night set for Saturday, February 18th at 7pm.

The ensemble cast for ALL ABOARD! will feature Drammy Award winner Brian Demar Jones (Grimm), Sammi Sadicario (Rock of Ages Millbrook Playhouse) and Nathan Oesterle (Christmas Carol, Cinderella).

Tony Sportiello and Al Tapper join forces again on All Aboard! Their previous Off-Broadway collaboration, National Pastime, opened in New York and played in various cities across the country including DC, Austin, Phoenix among others, most recently ran at Bucks County Playhouse with direction by Hunter Foster, and now opens in Mexico April, 2017.

Their creative team is led by Musical Director David Wolfson (associate conductor of How the Grinch Stole Christmas at the Theatre at Madison Square Garden), Costume Designer Antonio Consuegra, Scenic Designer Travis George , Lighting Designer Chris Lundhal and Sound Designer Kevin Downing.

The Management team includes Sonia Carrion, producer; Hal Galardi, a co-executive producer and general manager and Billy Manton, production manager.

ALL ABOARD! is a timeless, mystical and musical locomotive that unravels the mysterious tales of three different couples and the three very different journeys they face. There's Larry and Kim, a pair whose happy marriage is threatened when Larry announces his desire to have an affair. . but only with Kim's permission. Jake and Karen are a professional pair of political spin doctors who encounter a scandal that is so hot they may end up scorched. Finally, Marie, a wildly successful solo entrepreneur is approached by the magnetic Terry, who just so happens to be her Angel of Death. Each of these characters discover life and death, love and heartbreak, ambition and despair, as they journey forward each to their own surprising, inexorable destinations.

Tickets can be purchased at the Box Office on 646-395-4310 or online here: http://www.allaboardthemusical.com/tickets-please

Tickets are priced at $50. general admission and $25 for students/seniors.

The Theater at the 14th Street Y is located at 344 East 14th St (between 1st and 2nd Avenues) New York, NY 10003.

For more information, visit our website: http://www.allaboardthemusical.com/

Interact with All Aboard! The Musical on Social Media: Facebook, @AllAboardMusic, Instagram

The Girl Behind The Curtain Productions is a boutique production house formed in 2014 and focuses in creating and selling all original works for stage, television and music. Sonia Carrion, the owner and founder took inspiration from working with the American Repertory Theater in Cambridge under the direction of Diane Paulus. The company currently has their first theatrical show running in New York (www.trufflesmystery.com). 
Read more about us here: www.thegirlbehindthecurtain.com
  

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