Premiering at the Magnet Theater tonight, May 4th, GAY BOMB: THE MUSICAL! is a satirical romp inspired by the real-life plans of the U.S. military to build a bomb that turns enemy armies gay.
President-elect Felching has been swept into office on his promise to defend the United States from the homosexual and Mooslem threats. Sometimes, however, campaign promises can prove difficult to fulfill. Faced with a new Middle Eastern conflict, and his military stretched thin, the President must overcome his moral objections and embrace a controversial chemical weapon that can turn the enemy gay. Battling an effeminate army seems to be his depleted troops’ only hope for an easy victory. But nothing goes according to plan.
GAY BOMB: THE MUSICAL! is a cautionary tale that takes the twisted logic of the extreme American right to Strangelovian conclusions--skewering prejudice, power, and paranoia along the way. The show leaves no stereotype unscathed. The original Off-Off Broadway spectacular features some of New York's top performing improvisers.
The show plays at The Magnet Theater, 254 W 29th Street (near 8th Ave), New York, NY 10001 with Opening on Friday, May 4th, 8:30pm and Closing on Friday, June 29th, 8:30pm.
Show dates are on select Mondays and Fridays in May and June: May 4, 11, 18, 21, 25; June 11, 15, 18, 22, 29. All shows start at 8:30. Running time is approximately 80 minutes, no intermission.
Tickets are $15 and available through Brown Paper Tickets:
https://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/243612 (no standing room or rush tickets)
Directed by Michael Martin. Music by Frank Spitznagel. Book and lyrics by Chris Friden and Steve Whyte. Choreography by Anna Farkas. Costumes by Tracy Friden. Set design by Andy Yanni. Lighting by Dave Warth.
Starring: Andrew Fafoutakis, Dreagn Foltz, Ben Jones, Michael Lutton, Jen Sanders, TJ Mannix, Oscar Montoya, Dave Tomczak, and Woody Fu.