News: "Desperately Seeking the Exit Uncut & Online" US/UK Easter Brunch Live Stream Matinee Sunday, April 12
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In 2007, American actor/writer Peter Michael Marino wrote a musical based on the Madonna film Desperately Seeking Susan, featuring the hit songs of Blondie. It opened on London’s West End…and closed a month later. Whoops! This high-octane, comical solo train ride fills in the blanks of how the $6 million musical was made and unmade. From hatching the idea; to deals with producers, MGM, Debbie Harry, and even Madonna; all the way to thrilling workshops, dangerous previews, scathing reviews, closing night, and beyond.
London Theatre Critic Mark Shenton writes, “Seeing the show again online was to experience the terror (& humour) of Peter’s experience in close-up intimacy. This is both a seriously brave theatre confessional that is ruthlessly honest about the project’s high hopes and multiple failures, & a hilarious account of the cultural communication gaps between an Anglophile New Yorker & his British collaborators.”
WHAT: Desperately Seeking the Exit Uncut & Online
WHO: Written & Performed by Peter Michael Marino. Original Direction by John Clancy.
WHEN: 12:00 p.m. EST (17:00 GMT+1) Sunday, April 12
WHERE: Your computer or tablet
HOW MUCH: $12