“The sum of the cast’s directorial efforts equaled a spectacular evening of musical theater that should not be missed.” –DC Metro Theater Arts
First Look: Photos of “[title of show]” at NextStop Theatre in Herndon VA
Herndon, VA / Washington, D.C. – NextStop Theatre Company opened the Broadway musical comedy “[title of show]” last weekend, to start the 2019-leg of the 2018-2019 season. The musical has music and lyrics by Jeff Bowen and book by Hunter Bell. NextStop’s production was co-directed by the four co-stars—Bobby Libby, John Loughney, Katie McManus and Jennifer Redford—with music direction by Elisa Rosman.
NextStop takes a risk in hiring no outside director. From a recent interview with The Connection Newspapers:
“At its core, ‘[title of show]’ is about artists being true to their own voices and letting no one interrupt or distort their creative expression,” said Hoffmann. “I am so excited that NextStop is able to give four remarkable artists and the production’s music director the opportunity to express themselves in such a clear and unfiltered way.” (Read the full article here).
Critical and audience reviews coming in are raving about the talent and chemistry of the cast.
“Bobby Libby (Jeff) and John Loughney (Hunter) are an immediately disarming pair, frankly sharing their ambitions to do something bigger than themselves in aspirational tunes like “Two Nobodies in New York” and “The Tony Award Song.” They have an easy rapport, and the chemistry keeps building once their female friends Heidi (Katie McManus), a somewhat successful Broadway actress (translation: she’s had two minor roles) and Susan (Jennifer Redford), a former hopeful who’s resigned herself to her dull day job, show up on the scene. That pair’s unfamiliar and suspicious of each other (feelings brought to life in the charming duet, “What Kind of Girl is She?”) but eventually form a bond as well, and it’s seeing how [title of show’s] gradual rise to success affects the friendship between these four that lends the piece its heart.” – DC Theatre Scene
Performances are Thursdays through Sundays now through January 27, 2019. General Admission tickets start at $40. Tickets are available online at www.NextStopTheatre.org or by calling 866-811-4111. All seating is General Admission. Additional fees may apply.
Information on NextStop’s 2018/2019 Season can be found at www.nextstoptheatre.org/2018-2019-season-of-shows/. The full program can be found at www.digitalprogram.org.
Photos by Lock and Company.
About NextStop Theatre Company:
NextStop Theatre Company is an award-winning professional black box theatre just moments away from Reston Town Center, Historic Downtown Herndon, Dulles Airport, and Wiehle-Reston Metro. The company has established a strong regional reputation for producing critically acclaimed productions and educational programs, while showcasing a wide array of local talent, Broadway headliners, and locally-driven arts relevant to the community.
NextStop Theatre is made possible in part by generous support from: The Town of Herndon, The Ruth & Hal Launders Charitable Trust, The Nelson J. & Katherine Friant Post Foundation, The Arts Council Fairfax County, The Virginia Commission for the Arts, The National Endowment for the Arts, and NextStop’s loyal patron donors.
[title of show] features adult language and topics
[title of show] is presented through special arrangement with R & H Theatricals: www.rnh.com.
[title of show] was originally produced on Broadway by Kevin McCollum, Jeffrey Seller, Roy Miller, Laura Camien, Kris Stewart, Vineyard Theatre and LAMS Productions at the Lyceum Theatre, where it opened on July 17, 2008. Originally produced by the Vineyard Theatre, New York City, February 2006 [title of show] was originally presented by Bridge Club Productions at the 2004 New York Musical Theatre Festival
NextStop’s 2018/19 Season is Sponsored by AutoScandia.