Based on the infamous daytime talk show, a parade of bickering guests fight and curse, until violence breaks out and Jerry must face his trickiest guest ever in this Olivier Award-winning comic opera.
From the producers: Jerry! Jerry! Jerry! It’s "The Jerry Springer Show" as you’ve never seen it before, with passionate arias, soaring ballads, and giant production numbers. While the studio audience cheers, a parade of bickering guests fight and curse, until violence breaks out and Jerry (Terrence Mann) must face his trickiest guest ever, the devil himself. Deeply in tune with the chaos and unrestrained id of our times, "Jerry Springer – The Opera," a gleefully profane musical, is an outrageous celebration of our national ritual of public humiliation and redemption.
"Jerry Springer – The Opera" originally premiered at the National Theatre in London in 2003, followed by a year-and-a-half West End run at the Cambridge Theatre and a 2006 tour. The production won four Laurence Olivier Awards, including Best New Musical. The musical made its New York City debut in 2008 at Carnegie Hall, featuring Harvey Keitel as Jerry Springer.
Tony nominee Terrence Mann ("Pippin," "Les Misérables") stars as Jerry Springer alongside fellow nominee Will Swenson ("Hair," "Waitress") as Satan. Completing the cast are Jill Paice, Jennifer Allen, Sean Patrick Doyle, Justin Keyes, Florrie Bagel, Brandon Contreras, Bradley Greer, Luke Grooms, Nathaniel Hackmann, Billy Hepfinger, Beth Kirkpatrick, Elizabeth Loyacano, Tiffany Mann, Kim Steele, and Nichole Turner. Tony winner John Rando ("Urinetown") directs.What's The New Group?
Founded by Artistic Director Scott Elliott in the mid-90s, The New Group is an artist-driven company with a commitment to developing and producing powerful, contemporary theater. Past productions include the original production of the Tony-winning musical "Avenue Q"
in 2003, and the critically-acclaimed revival of David Rabe's "Hurlyburly" in 2005. More here