This year's New York Musical Theatre Festival hosts the New York premiere of The Big Bank, a timely musical about a bank that loves to foreclose, written by Daniel and Jacob Seligmann, directed by David Glenn Armstrong. The Big Bank is now playing through October 4, 2011 at The Theater at St. Clements (423 W 46 Street). Tickets are $25 and available at nymf.org or by calling 866-811-4111.
The Big Bank of Brooklyn has an insatiable appetite for foreclosure. This is the bank that revels in taking away people's homes and dreams. Stuart Stevens, a long time employee, has lost his passion for repossession and finds himself falling in love with Iris, the owner of a flower shop he's been ordered to foreclose on. Meanwhile, a radical environmentalist and his precocious 11-year old daughter, Parsley, plot their revenge on The Big Bank. Will the bank go bust? Or BOOM!? A wacky wonderful musical for our time.
The cast includes: KLea Blackhurst (Stage: Ethel Merman, Everything The Traffic Will Allow, Bingo, By Jupiter.TV: "Sesame Street," "Law and Order: SVU"), Piper Goodeve (Anne of Green Gables, The Pursuit of Persephone. Showtime's "Bereft"), Stacey Todd Holt (Broadway: Elf, Cry Baby, The Producers), Carly Rose Sonenclar (Broadway: Wonderland, Les Mis. Film: Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants 2, The Nanny Diaries. TV: "The Electric Company"), Con O'Shea-Creal (Irving Berlin's White Christmas), James Patterson (Broadway/Tours: Drowsy Chaperone, Beauty and the Beast, State Fair, Cats.), Alex Puette (National Tour: Young Frankenstein, Legally Blonde).
View photos of the production below!
Photo credit: Tim Knox
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