Leslie Kritzer will return to the off-Broadway comedy NEWSical the Musical: End of the World Edition on September 8 alongside previously announced gossip guru Perez Hilton.
Written by Rick Crom and directed by Mark Waldrop, NEWSical takes a humorous look at current events and pop culture. From John Travolta, Anderson Cooper, Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes to the national fight for marriage equality and the 2012 Presidential Election, NEWSical sets all of today’s biggest headlines to song. With Hilton’s arrival, Crom will add new satirical spoofs to the show including a Chick‐fil‐A number and a song about the phenomenon of Perez Hilton that will be performed by the man himself. Hilton is set to appear for a four week limited engagement.
Kritzer has appeared on Broadway in Sondheim on Sondheim, A Catered Affair, Legally Blonde and Hairspray. Her off-Broadway credits include Rooms, The Great American Trailer Park Musical and On the Town. She had initially been set to join the cast of off-Broadway's Closer Than Ever later this month.
NEWsical currently stars Christine Pedi, Christina Bianco, Michael West, Tommy Walker, Amy Griffin and Ryan Knowles.