The full cast is now set for Lysistrata Jones on Broadway. Patti Murin stars in the title role of the new musical comedy from Tony-nominated scribe Douglas Carter Beane (Sister Act, Xanadu, The Little Dog Laughed) and composer/lyricist Lewis Flinn (The Divine Sister). The production, directed and choreographed by Dan Knechtges, begins performances on November 12 at the Walter Kerr Theatre and officially opens on December 14.
In addition to Murin, Lysistrata Jones is set to star Liz Mikel (Hetaira), Josh Segarra (Mick), Jason Tam (Xander), and Lindsay Nicole Chambers (Robin) with Alexander Aguilar (Uardo), Ato Blankson-Wood (Tyllus), Katie Boren (Lampito), Kat Nejat (Cleonice), LaQuet Sharnell (Mhyrinne), Teddy Toye (Harold) and Alex Wyse (Cinesius).
Loosely based on Aristophanes’ Lysistrata, the show is about the Athens University basketball team, which hasn’t won a game in 30 years. When spunky transfer student Lysistrata Jones (Murin) dares the squad’s fed-up girlfriends to stop “giving it up” to their boyfriends until they win a game, their legendary losing streak could be coming to an end. In this boisterous new musical comedy, Lyssie J. and her girl-power posse give Aristophanes’ classic comedy a sexy, modern twist and take student activism to a whole new level.
Lysistrata Jones was originally produced by the Dallas Theater Center in January 2010 (under the title Give It Up!) and opened to positive reviews on June 5, 2011 in a Transport Group production at the Gym at Judson Memorial Church, also featuring Murin in the title role. Beane wrote about the show and his work on the Broadway production of Sister Act in a recent First Person essay for Broadway.com.
Catch a sneak peek of the new Broadway musical’s sassy ad campaign here.