The satirical rock musical The Last Smoker in America begins its off-Broadway run at the Westside Theatre on July 11. Featuring a book by Side Show Tony nominee Bill Russell and music by Peter Melnick, the new musical comedy stars Farah Alvin, Natalie Venetia Belcon, John Bolton and Jake Boyd. Directed and produced by Andy Sandberg, the show's opening night is set for August 2.
In a world where smoking has recently been outlawed and the penalties are growing stricter by the minute, The Last Smoker in America is the story of Pam (Alvin), a woman trying desperately to quit. While her husband Ernie (Bolton) dreams of being a rock star and her son Jimmy (Boyd) listens to so much rap music he thinks he’s black, Pam finds herself being pushed to the edge of reason. Will Pam kick the habit or fight for her right to light up?
The Last Smoker in America features set design by Charles Corcoran, costume design by Michael McDonald, lighting design by Grant Yeager, sound design by Bart Fasbender and choreography by AC Ciulla.
Check out video of one the musical's numbers in rehearsal by clicking here.