kef theatrical productions previously announced its partnership with Justin Brill (WICKED national tour) to present a four-week run of Steven Strafford's METHTACULAR! The production will run at the Playroom Theatre at 151 West 46th Street in New York beginning tonight, August 30th. The show is currently slated to run through September 23rd.
METHTACULAR! is written and performed by Steven Strafford (SPAMALOT Las Vegas) and directed by Adam Fitzgerald (Artistic Director, kef theatrical productions) with Music Supervision and Arrangements by Emmy winning composer John McDaniel (TV's THE ROSIE O'DONNELL SHOW, BROOKLYN and BONNIE AND CLYDE on Broadway) and Video Design by Aaron Rhyne (BONNIE AND CLYDE on Broadway).
Through wild anecdotes and entertaining song stylings, METHTACULAR! is Steven Strafford's hilarious and harrowing account of his life as a crystal methamphetamine addict in Chicago.
METHTACULAR! marks the second collaboration for Brill, Strafford and Fitzgerald, having previously produced (Directed by Fitzgerald and featuring Brill and Strafford) the Las Vegas concert version of William Finn's INFINITE JOY as a benefit for the Las Vegas Rape Crisis Center.
Steven Strafford is a Brooklyn-born, Jersey-raised actor and writer. He has been seen in Spamalot (Original Vegas Cast) as Prince Herbert and four other characters (He's the guy who said, "I'm not dead yet," amongst other things) and on the national tour of Peter Pan. Steven has worked regionally at Portland Stage Company, Sacramento Music Circus and Bakerloo Theatre Project and has performed in Europe in Grease! and in Asia in Cinderella (w/ Lea Salonga). Steven has also been featured on UCB TV and audiences can catch his storytelling at The Moth in and around NYC and at www.themoth.org.
Adam Fitzgerald is the Artistic Director of kef theatrical productions, where he recently directed Killing Women and Lyric is Waiting. Adam was the 2008-09 Directing Resident at Playwrights Horizons assisting Wilson Milam, Bartlett Sher and Kate Whoriskey on plays by Nicky Silver (Three Changes with Maura Tierney), Craig Lucas (Prayer for my Enemy with Victoria Clark and Jonathan Groff) and Christina Anderson (Inked Baby with LaChanze) and served as the 2007-08 Artistic Associate Playhouse West (where his production of Defiance garnered Critics Circle nominations for Director and Production). Adam recently directed Michael I Walker's Letter From Algeria at the Abingdon (with Ground Up Productions), Marc Castle's Friends and Relations (at the Abingdon Theatre Complex) and the 92YTribeca concert of Carner and Gregor's song cycle, Island Song.
John McDaniel - Television: The Rosie O'Donnell Show (2 Emmy Awards), Friar's Roasts '99-'02, Tony Awards '97-'00 as arranger, A Rosie Christmas, A Family is a Family (HBO). Broadway: Catch Me If You Can, Brooklyn (also Producer), Annie Get Your Gun, Taboo, Chicago, Grease, Patti LuPone on Broadway. Recordings as Producer: Annie Get Your Gun (Grammy Award), The Maury Yeston Songbook, Brooklyn, Taboo, The Journey Home (Malcolm Gets), John McDaniel at the Piano (Broadway, Christmas, Compositions and Live at Joe's Pub). Recent: Daughter of the Regiment (Opera Theatre of St. Louis), Robin & The 7 Hoods (Old Globe), Happy Days (National Tour), Bonnie & Clyde (La Jolla Playhouse and Asolo Theatre),Pirates! (Goodspeed, Paper Mill & Huntington Theatre, Boston), Music director/arranger for Tyne Daly nightclub act, NYC and LA, Guest Conductor at Major Symphony Orchestras, including San Francisco and his hometown St. Louis Symphony. www.JohnMcDaniel.com