Perez Hilton Saves the Universe played to a sold out crowd at The Public Theatre's Joe's Pub on Sunday May 30th. The creators of the 2009 NYMF hit Fat Camp are back with Perez Hilton Saves The Universe (Or At Least The Greater Los Angeles Area).
A hit at the 2008 New York International Fringe Festival, the tuner received both the Fringe Outstanding Musical Award and The Talkin' Broadway Citation for best musical. "Perez" features a book by Randy Blair and Timothy Michael Drucker (Fat Camp) with lyrics by Blair and a score by Zachary Redler.
Matt Doyle (Bye Bye Birdie, Spring Awakening) and Chad Carstarphen (Street Lights) will join the original 2008 Fringe cast, including Randy Blair (The Adding Machine, Fat Camp), Timothy Michael Drucker (The Other Baldwins), Lindsay Nicole Chambers (Give It Up!, Legally Blonde), Sevan Greene (Berayed), Laura Jordan (Cry Baby), Ana Nogiuera (Bario Grrrl!), Dana Steingold (Cavlin Berger, Anyone Can Whistle). The show is directed and choreographed by Connor Gallagher (Fat Camp,
The Battery's Down.)
Perez Hilton Saves the Universe explores a normal day in the life of celebrity gossip blogger Perez Hilton. Well, were it not for the plans of evil Islamic terrorists and Kathy Griffin. Throughout the course of the day, Perez must wrestle with the demons of love, ego and celebrity, all whilst saving Los Angeles from an imminent nuclear disaster. For it's original run, The New York Post called it "raucous, satirical fun" and nytheatre.com claimed it as "A true delight, this musical: hilarious, wicked-smart, well-done, energetic, fresh, irreverent, arresting."
The creative team also includes David Withrow (costumes), Matt Steinbrenner (set and projection design), Brian Tovar (lighting design), Adam Wachter (musical direction and arrangements), Brian
Lowdermilk (additonal arrangements), Enrique Brown (assistant director/choreographer), and Jamie Rog (stage manager). The evening is produced by Jason Knight. Publicity for the show was provided by Marti Gould Cummings of Broadway Speaks OUT.
Photo Credit: Pedro Vasquez