A concert version of Billy Butler's GAY BRIDE OF FRANKENSTEIN will be performed for ONE NIGHT ONLY, tonight, June 25th at 11:30pm at Joe's Pub at The Public Theater. Composer Billy Butler & his band The Monster Makers are back again at Joe's Pub to celebrate the new EP from the GAY BRIDE OF FRANKENSTEIN soundtrack.
Special guest singers include Tony Award nominee Constantine Maroulis, Rachel Potter (currently starring as the Mistress in the Broadway revival of Evita), Louis Hobson (originated the role of the Doctor in the Tony Award & Pulitzer Prize winning musical, Next to Normal) & Ashley Kate Adams (La Cage - Broadway & National Tour). The show will also feature previous GAY BRIDE cast members Megan Kane, Wade Elkins & Derek Carley.
Originally produced as a workshop at The Players' Ring in Portsmouth, New Hampshire, GAY BRIDE OF FRANKENSTEIN'S journey to Off-Broadway includes a developmental production as part of the 2009 New York Musical Theatre Festival & was recently selected for the iStar Theatre Lab inaugural Lab, scheduled to take place July 16 through August 5, 2012, in New York City. The production will be directed by Rachel Klein.
"We were thrilled to receive so many wonderful musicals for consideration. GAY BRIDE OF FRANKENSTEIN was not only a fun romp, but also included moving moments about love, acceptance & understanding who we really are & strive to be," said Laura Bultman, Managing Director of iStar Theatre Lab. "There is timely truth to the story. We are excited to watch the show develop with the help of the Lab's resources."