For Immediate Release
March 4, 2013
Media Contact: Katie Rosin / Kampfire PR
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CAT ON MY HEAD PRODUCTIONS
Proudly Presents the World Premiere of
BLEACHED BLONDE BETTY
What would YOU do for love?
Written by TOM KELLY
Original Music by ALLISON LEYTON-BROWN
Directed by DAN PATRICK BRADY
MARCH 14 – 24, 2013 AT THE WORKSHOP THEATER
OPENING NIGHT IS THURSDAY, MARCH 14 AT 8 P.M.
TICKETS ON SALE NOW AT WORKSHOPTHEATER.ORG
CAT ON MY HEAD PRODUCTIONS is pleased to announce the world premiere production of Tom Kelly’s BLEACHED BLONDE BETTY, with original music by the award-winning Allison Leyton-Brown and directed by Dan Patrick Brady. BLEACHED BLONDE BETTY play a limited engagement at the Workshop Theater (316 West 35th Street, 4th Fl.). Performances begin Thursday, March 14 and continue until Sunday, March 24. Opening Night is Thursday, March 14 (8 p.m.). Press are invited to all performances.
Betty is a writer rapidly going nowhere but to work as a waitress. Betty likes Sammy, the security guard at the New Modern Museum of Art. Mystic is Betty’s stripper roommate. She introduces Betty to her new boyfriend, Bobby. Betty LOVES Bobby. Bobby is suddenly interested in Betty. He suggests to Betty a way for them to realize the life they want: use Sammy to steal a painting from the Museum. Along the way they will have to battle the Jersey Mob, a serial killer, an ex-con art thief, and the general chaos of their own conscience. BLEACHED BLONDE BETTY asks the one major question in life: what would you do for love?
The production stars Karen Stanion (Reasons to Live, Provincetown Theatre) as Betty, Joe Diomede (award-winning actor for the film Sharp Love, Sharp Kittens) as Bobby, Kristen Lazzarini as Mystic, John Lenartz (Bdwy: Inherit the Wind) as Sammy, Stacy Ann Strang as Anna/Denise, Ryan Lee (Side Man, EST) as Nathaniel, Gregory Kostal as Harold and Richard Kent Green as Frank.
The production features scenic and lighting design by Lauren Parrish, and costume design by Lucy Goldberg. Lauren Parrish is the production manager, DeLisa White is the sound designer and Laura Hirschberg is the production stage manager.
BLEACHED BLONDE BETTY plays the following regular schedule through Sunday, March 24:
Thursdays at 8 p.m.
Fridays at 8 p.m.
Saturdays at 8 p.m.
Sundays at 2 p.m.
There are two additional performances: Tuesday 3/19 at 8 p.m. and Wednesday 3/20 at 8 p.m.
Tickets are 18 and are now available online at workshoptheater.org. Tickets may also be purchased in person at the theater 30 minutes prior to performance.
Running Time: 90 minutes, one intermission
DAN PATRICK BRADY (Director) has never directed a play in his life. However, he has over 30 years’ experience as a professional actor. He has worked opposite Kathy Bates, Frances Sternhagen, Phoebe Cates, Bill Pullman, and Bradley Whitford. His Off-Broadway credits include Women and Football (Vinnie) and Curse of the Starving Class (Wesley). Among his NYC credits are critically-acclaimed revivals of The Norman Conquests (Norman), Journey of the Fifth Horse (Zoditch), and The Lover (Richard), and new plays Fubar (DC) and Purple Hearts (Spooner). Regionally his favorite roles have been Ray in Blackbird, Tom Joad in The Grapes of, and the title role in The Elephant Man. In television and film, Dan enjoyed long-running roles on ABC’s Loving and All My Children, was featured in the TV movie Shoot first: A Cop’s Vengeance, performed in a truly beautiful movie called Paradise Falls, and is appropriately embarrassed by being in more than one dubious horror flick, none of which he will mention. As a producer he has mounted critically acclaimed productions of The Norman Conquests, Journey of the Fifth Horse and Two Intimate, and evening combining Harold Pinter’s The Lover and Eugene O’Brien’s Eden.
ALLISON LEYTON-BROWN (Composer) is an award-winning composer, pianist, and Musical Director based in New York City. With a passion for composition in a dramatic context, Allison’s scores have been described as cinematic, haunting, and fearlessly imaginative. As a performer, she is equally comfortable behind a keyboard or in front of a band, in literally any style of music. Above all, Allison is passionate about collaboration and loves to work with other musicians and artists from all walks of life.
TOM KELLY (Playwright) has a MFA from the Playwriting program at Brooklyn College. This is his first produced play. He refuses to divulge any more information.
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Who: Cat on My Head Productions
What: BLEACHED BLONDE BETTY
Where: WorkShop Theater, 312 West 36th Street, 4th Fl
When: March 14-24, 2013
BLEACHED BLONDE BETTY asks the one major question in life: what would you do for love?
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