Ben, Virginia and Me: The Liberace Musical

 

The new musical Ben, Virginia and Me: The Liberace Musical will get its NY debut as part of the New York Musical Festival at the Acorn Theatre on Theatre Row.

Ben, Virginia and Me: The Liberace Musical has a book by Roger O. Hirson (Tony Nominee for Pippin) and music and lyrics by Barbara Carole Sickmen and will be directed by Paul Stancato (National Tours: Flashdance, The Lion King, The Wedding Singer) and Music Direction by Jesse Warkentin (National Tours: Wicked, Cinderella).   Ben, Virginia and Me: The Liberace Musical is produced by Ron Sickmen. Tickets are $27.50 and can be purchased by visiting www.NYMF.org.

Before Liberace entered the world of glitz and glamour, the legendary showman crossed paths with history’s most notorious gangster and his girlfriend, forming a unique bond. Ben, Virginia and Me: The Liberace Musical features a lavish original score, this world premiere musical explores the phantasmagorical life of the iconic performer and his nearly career-shattering struggle to maintain privacy with respect to his sexual orientation. Friendship, love, and the quest for redemption play out for one of showbiz’s most unique trios in the telling of this remarkable story.

The cast includes Samuel Floyd (Regional: Avenue Q, Mary Poppins) as Liberace, Eric Briarley (NY: Dangerous Beauty, The Chocolate Tree) as Ben Siegel, Haley Hannah (Broadway: Bring It On: The Musical) as Virginia, Janet Aldrich (Broadway: Lust: Starmites), Heather Lea Bair, Darren Bunch, Mackenzie Perpich, Adriana Milbrath, Ashley Gale Munzek, Alex Nordin, Buzz Roddy, Conor Schultz.

The creative team includes: Seth Weinstein (Musical Director), Dana Iannuzzi (Associate Director), Kurt Alger (Costume Designer), Keith Truax (Lighting Designer), Kevan Loney (Projection Designer), Almeda Baynon (Sound Designer), Jesse Warkentin (Music Supervisor), Sidney Erik Wright (Co-Choreographer), Cheyanne Christopher (Production Stage Manager), Stephanie Klapper Casting (Casting), and Lisa Dozier King (General Management).

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