TICKETS GO ON SALE TODAY FOR “#DATEME: AN OKCUPID EXPERIMENT”
FOR IMMEDIATE RELASE, PLEASE
TICKETS GO ON SALE TODAY FOR
“#DATEME: AN OKCUPID EXPERIMENT”
AT THE WESTSIDE THEATRE
BEGINNING PERFORMANCES JUNE 20, 2019
New York, NY (April 12, 2019) –Tickets officially go on sale on today for the New York Premiere of #DateMe: An OKCupid Experiment tickets can be purchased online through telecharge.com. The Westside Theatre box office will officially open on June 6, 2019. #DateMe was created by Robyn Lynne Norris who wrote the show along with Bob Ladewig and Frank Caeti. Developed by Diane Alexander and directed by Lorin Latarro #DateMe features song lyrics by Robyn Lynne Norris, Frank Caeti, Amanda Blake Davis, Bob Ladewig, original music by Julie Nichols and Dan Wessels.
48 million Americans have tried online dating. #DateMe: An OKCupid Experiment is the outrageous, true story of one. Robyn Lynne Norris (the show’s creator and writer) is unlucky in love but determined to understand it better, so she logs on to the world’s most popular dating site: OKCupid. Creating 38 “undateable” profiles as an interactive scientific investigation into online dating, Robyn unwittingly sets in motion the social experiment of our generation. Part improv, part sketch comedy and entirely hilarious, Robyn makes one conclusive result: there’s no algorithm for love.
The creative team for #DateMe features David Arsenault (scenic design), Vanessa Leuck (costume design), Travis McHale (lighting design), Sam Hains (projections and interconnectivity). Tara Rubin Casting CSA serves as casting director and DTE Management is the general manager. #DateMe is produced by Elizabeth Williams and Diane Alexander with Remmel Dickinson, Benjamin Lowy, Adrian Salpeter, Robert Dragotta.
Robyn Lynne Norris is the Creator & Playwright of #DateMe: An OkCupid Experiment, which she starred in during its Los Angeles (as Undateable) & Chicago runs. Robyn has written, taught, and performed sketch & improvisational comedy (and free-style rap!) for theatres and Fortune 500 Companies around the world (Chicago, Las Vegas, Kuwait, Singapore, Malaysia, Norwegian Cruise Lines, LA, & more).Regional Theatre: Kirk Douglas Theatre, The Alliance Theatre, The UP Comedy Club. Comedy/Improv: The Second City (Las Vegas Mainstage, National Touring Company), iO, ComedySportz, & M.i.’s Westside Comedy Theatre. Follow Robyn online at: www.robynlynnenorris.com Twitter: @robynlnorris IG: @robynlynnenorris.
Frank Caeti: Directing credits include: The Kennedy Center, Second City Hollywood and Chicago, Comedy Central Stage, Upright Citizens Brigade LA, Ithamar Has Nothing To Say, Trump In Space, Undateable, Requiem For The American Dream, and #DateMe (Los Angeles and Chicago). TV Writing credits include: MadTV, New Looney Tunes, Wabbit. Performer credits include: The Second City National Touring Company and Resident Company, UCBLA. TV: MADtv, Modern Family, Key and Peele, Jimmy Kimmel Live, Adam Ruins Everything, The Hot Wives of Orlando, Reno 911, NCIS, and many commercials. Regional Theater: Kennedy Center, Goodman Theatre, Kirk Douglas Theatre, La Jolla Playhouse, Laguna Playhouse, and Dallas Theater Center.
Lorin Latarro: Broadway: Waitress, Les Dangereuse Liasons, Waiting for Godot. Curious Incident… andAmerican Idiot (Associate). Additional choreography: Waitress (West End), Superhero (Second Stage), Merrily We Roll Along(Roundabout), La Traviata (The Met), Chess (Kennedy Center), Twelfth Night (Delacorte), Lin-Manuel Miranda’s 21 Chump Street(BAM), Heart of Rock and Roll (Old Globe), Assassins, God Bless You, Mr. Rosewater (Encores!), Between The Lines (KC Rep), Queen of The Night (Drama Desk Award), Kiss Me, Kate (Barrington), The Best Is Yet To Come (59E59, Drama Desk Award). Director: Taste of Things to Come (Chicago). Lorin performed in 12 Broadway shows and danced for Tharp, Momix, and Graham. Juilliard graduate.
Travis McHale: Off-Broadway: Primary Stages, 59E59, 3LD, Barrow Group, Abingdon, Theatre Row. Regional: Alabama Shakespeare, Bucks County Playhouse, Cape Playhouse, Capital Repertory, Weston Playhouse, Westport Country Playhouse and others. Broadway: Associate for: Frankie & Johnny, Sunset Boulevard, Something Rotten! and more. Other: NY Fashion Week, Carnegie Hall, International Tours for Chita Rivera & BenDeLaCreme. Member: USA829. www.travismchale.com
Sam Hains: Designer and A/V Technologist with multidisciplinary practice. Artwork featured in Vice, The Creatures Project, Neural Magazine and The Wrong Biannale. Machine Learning research for Barnes Foundation. VFX & Creative technology for VOLVOX Labs and NYLON Beauty Innovator Awards. Software Development and Design for Aeon Magazine. Masters candidate at NYU Tisch in art and interactive technology www.samhains.com
Vanessa Leuck: Off Broadway: Midnight at the Never Get (The York), First Annual Trump Family Special (Triad Theater), Money Talks (Davenport Theatre), Disenchanted! (Westside Theatre) Henry Hewes Design Award nomination, National Tours: Disney on Ice: Let’s Celebrate, Disenchanted! Regional: Capital Repertory Theatre, Sierra Repertory Theatre, American Music Theatre, Philadelphia Theatre Company, The Fireside Theatre. www.vanessaleuckcostumes.com
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