Theater Resources Unlimited’s new Producers Club presents their new Theater Party Specials, events created to shed light on the producing aspects of theater while seeing an Off-Broadway show. The Theater Party Specials include 8pm performances and post-show talkbacks with the producers of the Off-Broadway shows "White Lies" on April 28, 2010 and "The 39 Steps", on May 10, 2010. Both shows are at New World Stages, 340 West 50th Street Between 8th and 9th Avenues. Tickets are $59 and are available through check or money order to Theater Resources Unlimited, 309 W. 104th Street #1D, New York, NY 10025 (please specify the show you are ordering), and online at the TRU Store at www.truonline.org/store-new.html (add $1.50 Paypal charge). RSVP to TRUnltd@aol.com by April 21. Payment for "White’s Lies" must be received by April 21, payment for "The 39 Steps" by April 30.
"White Lies" features Tony Award winner Betty Buckley’s first theater performance in New York City in a decade. The show tells the story of commitment phobia, following divorce lawyer and single-guy Joe White, as he goes through the ups and down of bachelorhood. When his mother expresses her desire for him to start a family, he decides to make one up rather than actually create one. Joe, with an over-zealous confidence, is sure that nothing in his plan of an imaginary family could possibly go wrong. The impressive cast also includes Tuc Watkins, Peter Scolari and Christy Carlson Romano. Directed by Bob Cline. After the show, the producers of "White Lies" will gather for a "TRU talkback". TRU producer and board memory Jeremy Handelman ("Groundswell"), TRU advisory board member Jana Robbins ("Ragtime", "I Love You Because…"), producer Aaron Grant, and some members of the creative staff of "White Lies", discuss their experience producing this Off-Broadway comedy, answering questions about how they got Betty Buckley to leave her home in Texas, and achieved the feat of putting up a new off-Broadway show.
"The 39 Steps" is a long-running Broadway hit now in its off-Broadway home at New World Stages. The play is a madcap, noir-like, comedic mystery in which four actors play every part in the stage version of Hitchcock’s "The 39 Steps". The show tells the story of a bored man shaken out of his mundane life by the murder of a beautiful female spy he has taken home for the evening. His relationship to the victim results in a massive manhunt, and he must discover who killed her before it is too late. The cast, playing over 150 characters, features John Behlmann, Cameron Folmar, Jamie Jackson, and Kate MacCluggage. The TRU talkback afterwards includes Harriet Leve (("Stomp", "A Little Night Music" revival, upcoming "La Cage a Folles", "Burn the Floor", "The Norman Conquests"), Jane Dubin ("The Norman Conquests", "Beebo Brinker Chronicles", "Groundswell"), Meredith Lucio ("Rooms: A Rock Romance"), Lary Brandt and others.
Added by jlsadlowski on April 20, 2010