“Rated P for Parenthood” Plays Final 16 Performances Off-Broadway—Ends Run 4/8
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE, PLEASE
“R A T E D P F O R P A R E N T H O O D”
PLAYS FINAL 16 PERFORAMNCES OFF-BROADWAY
ENDS CRITICALLY ACCLAIMED RUN
AT THE WESTSIDE THEATRE
New York, NY (March 26, 2012) – Rated P for Parenthood, the Off-Broadway musical comedy, has announced the final two weeks of performances upstairs at the Westside Theatre (407 West 43rd Street) before playing its final performance on Sunday, April 8, 2012.
Producers Andrew Asnes and Timothy Schmidt said “despite the positive response from critics and our audiences, we’re in an extremely difficult environment right now, with price competition from new Broadway musicals and holdovers from previous seasons. This has forced us to re-examine our operating model. We have already received many expressions of interest from presenters around the country, and are confident that the show will have a long and prosperous life.”
Praise for Rated P for Parenthood
“Energetic, moving entertainment. ROCK-STAR GOOD.”
– The New York Times
“This clever musical is RIGHT ON THE MARK. It deserves an ‘A’!”
– Roma Torre, NY1
“Funny, smart, TRULY BRILLIANT.”
– Dr. Joy Browne, WOR
“CALL YOUR MOM and tell her all about this A+ musical!”
“A delicious family-oriented, kid-oriented, uncle- and aunt-oriented, grandma- and grandpa-oriented ROMP.”
– Cindy Adams, New York Post
“P is for PERFECT!”
– The Newark Star-Ledger
Rated P for Parenthood chronicles every stage of modern-day parenting, from conception to college, with giant doses of heart and humor. A versatile cast of four takes the audience through the ups and downs of childrearing – from the sublime to the ridiculous – in a series of comic and musical vignettes in under 90 minutes. A hilarious, fresh, and decidedly irreverent look at an age old topic, Rated P provides all the wistful joy of childrearing …at a fraction of the cost of braces!
The cast features Courtney Balan ([title of show], Cry Baby), Chris Hoch (La Cage Aux Folles, Shrek), David Josefsberg (The Wedding Singer, Grease!) and Joanna Young (The Drowsy Chaperone, Grease!) with Natalie Charle Ellis (9-5, National Tour) and Spencer Moses (Guys and Dolls).
The creative team includes Rachel Bress (Choreography), Steven Capone (Scenic Design), Emily DeAngelis (Costume Design), Michael Gottlieb (Lighting Design), Jill BC DuBoff and David Sanderson (Sound Design), Jeena Yoon (Props), Cambra Overend (Stage Management), Gina Rattan (Associate Director) and Parker Esse (Associate Choreographer),
Rated P for Parenthood is produced by Andrew Asnes, Timothy Schmidt, Evan Fleischer and Eve Chilton in association with Jed Bernstein, Charlotte Cohn, Larry Hirschhorn, and Joe and Sandi Black.
Tickets are $89.50 and can be purchased through Telecharge.com or by calling 212-239-6200. Rated P for Parenthood plays the following schedule: Tuesday – Thursday at 7:00, Wednesday and Saturday at 2:30, Friday and Saturday at 8, and Sunday at 3:00.
The World Premiere of Rated P for Parenthood was produced by Midtown Direct Rep at the South Orange Performing Arts Center in May 2011.