Last month we mentioned that the New York Post was talking up a possible Broadway future for the musical Lysistrata Jones, the play that made its world premiere as Give It Up! at the Dallas Theater Center and stars Dallas’ own Liz Mikel. Now Playbill is adding to the buzz, citing a casting notice which tips the hand of producer Alana Wasser’s intentions of moving the production uptown (it is currently being performed at the Judson Memorial Church Gymnasium in Greenwich Village) before the official announcement. From the Playbill piece:
Producer Alana Wasser is planning a Broadway run of the Aristophanes-inspired musical comedy by book writer and Tony Award nominee Douglas Carter Beane (Sister Act, The Little Dog Laughed) and composer-lyricist Lewis Flinn. Director-choreographer Dan Knechtges will repeat his recent Off-Broadway work (which was staged in a gymnasium in Greenwich Village), but this time in a traditional proscenium theatre.
An official announcement of the Broadway life of Lysistrata Jones is expected shortly.
According to the Equity notice, the show’s Broadway producers are Paula Herold & Alan Wasser; the music director is Brad Simmons; the general manager is Alan Wasser Associates/Aaron Lustbader; the casting director is Cindy Tolan.