Meet John Doe, a New Musical Based on the Frank Capra Film
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The last date listed for Meet John Doe was Sunday April 17, 2011 / 2:30pm.
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After a recent performance at Joe's Pub in New York City, last year's queer holiday hit We Three Lizas is back with a revamped book and expanded score. Box maker Conrad Ticklebottom's life has hit a stumbling block. At one time, his purple box sparked an entire movement in art and design, but now he's been forgotten and teetering on ruin. Just in the nick of time, the holidays bring three magical figures to his door -- a trio of Liza Minnellis -- to escort him on a fabulous journey through what-was, what-could-be and what-the-heck, redeeming his lost promise and reinventing a brand new Conrad Ticklebottom. Learn More
Reviews & Ratings
Featured review from IArtis
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We enjoyed the play. The theme is quite touching and relevant to today's economic and political conditions. The superb cast was very professional with superior musical talent, and delivered a professional interpretation.
Definitely, go and see this play. It deserves to be headed for bigger venues.
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Music by Andrew Gerle
Lyrics by Eddie Sugarman
Book by Andrew Gerle and Eddie Sugarman
Additional Story by Matt August
When ambitious newspaper reporter Ann Mitchell loses her job in the middle of the Depression, she prints a phony letter from a "John Doe" who, protesting the state of society, promises to jump off the Brooklyn Bridge on Christmas Eve. Circulation goes through the roof and Ann convinces her editor to hire an out-of-work ballplayer, John Willoughby, to stand in while she ghost-writes the "John Doe" column. With her words and his down-home charm, John Doe quickly becomes a national sensation. As Ann, John and "John" tour the country, a strange love triangle begins to form, and when the paper's powerful owner reveals his true plans for John Doe, both Ann and John must confront the hoax they've created and decide what they truly believe in.
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