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Basketball Musical Lysistrata Jones Bounces on to Broadway as Previews Begin

Basketball Musical Lysistrata Jones Bounces on to Broadway as Previews Begin
Patti Murin & the cast of 'Lysistrata Jones'
'Lysistrata Jones' begins previews at the Walter Kerr Theatre.

Lysistrata Jones, the new basketball musical inspired by Aristophanes' classic Greek comedy Lysistrata, begins previews November 12 at Broadway's Walter Kerr Theatre. Featuring a score by Lewis Flinn, book by Douglas Carter Beane and directed by Dan Knechtges, the show is set to officially open December 14.

The Athens University basketball team hasn’t won a game in 30 years, but when spunky transfer student Lysistrata Jones (Patti Murin) dares the squad’s fed-up girlfriends to stop “giving it up” until their boyfriends win a game, their legendary losing streak could be coming to an end. Lyssie J. and her girl-power posse give this Greek classic comedy a sexy, modern twist and take student activism to a whole new level.

"It's like a party," cast member Jason Tam recently told Broadway.com of the musical, which ran off-Broadway earlier this year. "It's like celebrating with all your friends."

In addition to Murin and Tam (Xander), the cast of Lysistrata Jones includes Liz Mikel (Hetaira), Josh Segarra (Mick), Lindsay Nicole Chambers (Robin), Alexander Aguilar (Uardo), Ato Blankson-Wood (Tyllus), Katie Boren (Lampito), Kat Nejat (Cleonice), LaQuet Sharnell (Mhyrinne), Teddy Toye (Harold) and Alex Wyse (Cinesius).

Be sure to book tickets to cheer on the Athens Unviersity team today!

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