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BiPolar Productions Presents
Idol: The Musical
Thursday, July 05, 2007 through Sunday, September 02, 2007

"A musical saga of a hilarious delusional group of "Idol" fans in search of fame."

Length: 1 hr 30 mins
Intermission: None
Seating: General Admission
You choose your seats when you get to the theater.

" IDOL: THE MUSICAL "

A NEW MUSICAL BASED ON THE WORSHIP OF CLAY AIKEN

BEGINS PERFORMANCES OFF-BROADWAY

JULY 5TH

45TH STREET THEATRE

DIRECTED BY DANIEL TURSI

FEATURING

BABS RUBENSTEIN, JENNIE RIVERSO, NIKITA RICHARDS,
COURTNEY ELLIS, JON BALCOURT, RYAN SPRAGUE, JOELLA BURT, JOE WALKER, ROY GEORGE-THIEMANN


After playing to sold-out houses and receiving great reviews in Syracuse, PRODUCER TODD ELLIS and BIPOLAR PRODUCTIONS are opening "IDOL: The Musical" Off-Broadway at the 45th Street Theatre (354 West 45th Street - Eighth & Ninth Avenues).

The new musical, which is based on the worship of Clay Aiken, begins performances on THURSDAY, JULY 5th.

"IDOL: The Musical" is a satirical musical comedy that focuses on the outrageous and delusional fan base of the hit television show. The musical takes place in Steubenville, Ohio where a group of misfit students are preparing for their high school graduation after which they are determined to drag themselves out of the dregs of the middle-of-nowhere. There are nine of them; all belonging to the same cult-like club that meets daily in a garage that doubles as a shrine to Clay Aiken. They are viciously ridiculed by the rest of Steubenville; a humiliating situation that doesn't deter their quest for all things CLAY. They are victims of A.D.D., Ritalin, their misguided obsessions and their innocent longing for their elusive "15 minutes". One of them pumps gas. One of them is home-schooled. One of them is a walking encyclopedia. And one of them is a basketball phenom who would rather be a Chippendale dancer. The other five have equally bizarre back-stories too complicated to tell here; but suffice it to know that the real bad-guy of the piece is a total harpy, prima donna named Adrienne. She gives new meaning to the word villain. The story heats up when the mid-American leg of the "IDOL TOUR", starring Clay Aiken, is announced to be playing Chicago, Memphis, Louisville, Scranton, Charleston, Greensboro, Roanoke and Steubenville. STEUBENVILLE ! Let the worship begin.

Directed by DANIEL TURSI, "IDOL: The Musical" has music and lyrics by JON BALCOURT with book and lyrics by BILL BOLAND, based on the original concept by TODD ELLIS.

The new musical has been designed by BRIAN HOWARD (scenery), CHARLES SHATZKIN (lighting) and KEITH AXTON (costumes) with choreography by JASON BUMPUS and JOE WALKER.


THE QUOTES:

"The fact that a group of New Yorkers has announced plans to pour time and energy into staging an Off-Broadway musical about a group of small-town kids who've built a barn shrine to former American Idol Clay Aiken is truly the stuff of which Vulture dreams are made. "

Brett Amelkin
Vulture, New York Magazine


"Imagine, if you will, a combination of elements from 'Bye, Bye Birdie,' 'A Chorus Line,' 'Fame,' 'The Breakfast Club,' and 'High School Musical' - with a higher quotient of sexual humor. Further imagine such elements mixing in a story concerning the socials effects of Clay Aiken and you pretty much have a fix on 'Idol: The Musical.' which kept a mainly young audience entertained, laughing and sufficiently diverted to refrain from text-messaging for nearly two hours -quite an achievement for any enterprise in mid-2007."

Chuck Klaus
Post-Standard, Syracuse


"What we have here is a transforming ordeal of fire that turns out the considerable strength of performers rising to their best."

James MacKillop
Syracuse New Times


Check out IDOL: THE MUSICAL Articles:

THE NEW YORK POST:
http://www.nypost.com/seven/06212007/news/regionalnews/the_clays_the_thing_in_broadway_idol_regionalnews_farrah_weinstein.htm

BROADWAYWORLD:
http://www.broadwayworld.com/viewcolumn.cfm?colid=19363

PLAYBILL:
www.playbill.com/news/article/109299.html

THE SAN FRANCISCO CHRONICLE:
http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2007/07/15/PKGRMQTFQR1.DTL

NEWS OBSERVER:
http://www.newsobserver.com/105/story/612937.html

MTV.COM:
http://www.mtv.com/news/articles/1563020/20070621/aguilera_christina.jhtml

ROLLING STONE:
http://www.rollingstone.com/rockdaily/index.php/2007/06/21/who-wants-a-kurt-cobain-lunchbox-paul-mccartney-to-release-another-album-with-starbucks-and-more/

ACCESS HOLLYWOOD:
http://www.accesshollywood.com/news/ah5800.shtml

NYTHEATRE.COM:
http://www.nytheatre.com/nytheatre/idol5466.htm
 


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