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Making Our Lives Suck Less: 2/25 Event With Avenue Q and [Title of Show] Stars

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Here’s a press release we can believe in: what promises to be a scintillating and hilarious conversation with some of the creators of Emily’s favorite show, Avenue Q, and the acclaimed and wittily titled [Title of Show]. Here are the details:
P.S. 107 Continues 5th Annual “Readings on the 4th Floor” Series With Focus on “Broadway Unbound”: The creators of Avenue Q and Title of Show along with the artistic director of the Vineyard Theatre talk about redefining the Broadway musical

Brooklyn, January 26, 2009 - How do you convince a producer that a show featuring puppets for an adult audience and one about writing a Broadway musical will ever succeed in a theater world focused on risk aversion? On Wednesday, February 25 at 7:30 p.m. on the 4th Floor of PS 107 in Park Slope, Brooklyn, Framji Minwalla, visiting professor of drama at Fordham University, will moderate a panel that includes some of the most successful off-off Broadway talents to ever make it to The Great White Way.

Jeff Bowen and Hunter Bell, creators and stars in the Obie-award winning musical Title of Show, will be joined by their female lead, Susan Blackwell. Jeff Whitty, Tony Award-winning playwright (Best Musical 2004) of Avenue Q and Tales of the City will be joined by Bobby Lopez, Tony-award winning composer and lyricist for Avenue Q. Doug Aibel, artistic director of the Vineyard Theater, which took both of these shows to Broadway, will round out the panel. Anecdotes, spontaneous song and the trials and tribulations of creating musical theater that goes beyond the norm will be center stage in this evening of theatrical insight.

Broadway Unbound will be held on the 4th Floor of PS 107, which is located at 13th Street and 8th Avenue in Park Slope, Brooklyn. Tickets are $15 online at www.ps107.org or at the door.

This esteemed topical literary series continues to raise funds for the newly renovated fourth floor library/art/performance space of P.S. 107. It has featured everyone from Pulitzer prize-winning author Jumpha Lahiri, Interpreter of Maladies, to leading journalists including George Packer of The New Yorker.

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