Former Grease headliner Max Crumm will lead the off-Broadway premiere of the new rock musical F#%king Up Everything. Directed and choreographed by Jen Wineman, F#%king Up Everything includes music and lyrics by David Eric Davis and a book by Davis and Sam Forman. The musical will begin performances at the Elektra Theatre in Times Square on March 15, with an opening night set for March 24.
In addition to Crumm, the new musical will star George Salazar (Godspell), Jason Gotay (Bring It On), Katherine Cozumel (Rent, Spring Awakening), Dawn Cantwell (Dogfight), Lisa Birnbaum (Abraham Lincoln’s Big Gay Dance Party) and Douglas Widick (Marate/Sade).
A boy-meets-girl love story for the 21st century, F#%king Up Everything takes place in today’s Brooklyn indie music scene. When these hipsters aren’t true to who they are, they screw up everything. Especially love. And no one screws up more than children’s puppeteer Christian Mohammed Schwartzelberg (Crumm) when he meets singer-songwriter Juliana (Cozumel), the girl of his dreams.
F#%king Up Everything will feature set design by Deb O, costume design by Melissa Trn, lights by Joel E. Silver and orchestrations and music supervision by Matt Hinkley. Eli Zoller will serve as musical director.
The muscial first premiered at the New York Musical Theatre Festival in 2009, picking up NYMF Awards for Excellence for Book and Outstanding Performance, as well honorable mentions for Lyrics and Best Ensemble. In 2011, the musical played Washington D.C.’s Woolly Mammoth Theatre.