Prospect Theater Company's critically-acclaimed Off Broadway production of Iron Curtain, originally scheduled to run through November 27, 2011, will instead play through December 4. A post-performance talkback with members of the creative team and cast will be held at the theater following the Wednesday, November 30 matinee. A limited number of tickets for the extension are available for purchase by visiting www.ProspectTheater.org or by calling call (212) 352-3101.
The announcement was made today by Prospect Theater Company Producing Artistic Director Cara Reichel and Managing Director Melissa Huber, who present by special arrangement with Fireboat Productions the new Off Broadway production of Iron Curtain, winner of the 2006 Innovative Theatre Award for Outstanding Production of a Musical.
From the award-winning team of Susan DiLallo (Jonathan Larson Award, Kleban Award), Stephen Weiner (Richard Rodgers Award) and Peter Mills (Kleban Award, Fred Ebb Award, Larson Award), Iron Curtain began performances November 5 at the Baruch Performing Arts Center at Baruch College.
An uproarious original comedy set during Broadway's Golden Age of the 1950s, Iron Curtain follows the misadventures of Howard Katz and Murray Finkel, hapless songwriters who finally get their big break when they are kidnapped by the KGB, taken to Russia and forced to fix the world's worst communist propaganda musical. With the help of their madcap Soviet collaborators, the team gets a taste of the fame they never had in America. Will they choose celebrity or freedom? Iron Curtain was inspired by the historic communist propaganda musicals created in the Soviet Union under the regime of Joseph Stalin, a purported fan of the musical theater genre.
The cast of Iron Curtain features Maria Couch (Lincoln Center's On The Levee), Jenn Gambatese (Broadway's Is He Dead, Tarzan, All Shook Up, Hairspray, A Year With Frog & Toad, Footloose), Todd Alan Johnson (Broadway's Aida), Bobbi Kotula (Village Theatre's critically-acclaimed 2011 regional premiere production of Iron Curtain), David Perlman (Broadway's Baby It's You, Prospect's Once Upon a Time in New Jersey), Aaron Ramey (Broadway's Thoroughly Modern Millie, Young Frankenstein, Curtains; Judd in Oklahoma at Arena Stage) and Gordon Stanley (Broadway's Cabaret, Ragtime, Beauty and the Beast, Meet Me in St. Louis, Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat). The ensemble includes Sara Brophy,Ronn Burton, Clint Carter, John Fico, Andrea McCullough,James Patterson, Robby Sharpe and Aubrey Sinn.