Off-bway’s ‘The Last Smoker in Amercia” Licensing Now Available. Cast Album to Be Release in Spring.
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LICENSING NOW AVAILABLE
“T H E L A S T S M O K E R I N A M E R I C A”
BOOK AND LYRICS BY BILL RUSSELL
MUSIC BY PETER MELNICK
ORIGINAL CAST ALBUM TO BE RELEASED IN THE SPRING
New York, NY (March 7, 2013) – The Off-Broadway musical The Last Smoker in America is now available for licensing through Samuel French Inc., with the Original Cast Album to be released later this spring.
The Last Smoker in America, with book and lyrics by Bill Russell and music by Peter Melnick, opened Off-Broadway at The Westside Theatre on August 2, 2012. The production was directed by Andy Sandberg, with choreography by AC Ciulla and music supervision and arrangements by Fred Lassen. The four-member cast featured Farah Alvin, Natalie Venetia Belcon, John Bolton, and Jake Boyd.
The producers of the Off-Broadway production of The Last Smoker in America included Andy Sandberg, Whitney Hoagland Edwards, Michael Palitz, and Stephanie Rosenberg.
The Last Smoker in America delivers explosive satire and smoking wit, along with a thrilling rock score that leaves you craving for more. In a world where smoking has recently been outlawed and the penalties are growing stricter by the minute, Pam is having an impossible time trying to quit. Her husband Ernie dreams of being a rock star and relentlessly practices his guitar in the basement, while their videogame-addicted son Jimmy listens to so much rap music he thinks he's black. As if Pam isn't pushed to the edge of reason already, her nosy, anti-smoking zealot neighbor Phyllis is on a mission to catch transgressors mid-puff. Will Pam kick the habit or fight for her right to light up?
Licensing for The Last Smoker in America is now available through Samuel French Inc. To apply for performance rights, please visit www.SamuelFrench.com, or contact Samuel French by phone at (866) 598-8449 or by email at OutReach@SamuelFrench.com.
For additional information about The Last Smoker in America, or the recent Off-Broadway production, please visit www.LastSmoker.com.
Director/Producer Andy Sandberg had this to say, “I am incredibly proud of this production and all of the extraordinarily talented artists who gave their time and talent to this show.” He went on to add, “With licensing now available through Samuel French and the forthcoming release of the cast album, we remain excited for the future life of The Last Smoker in America as we continue on with our journey.”
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