Altar Boyz: The Hit Off-Broadway Musical Comes to the Lucie Stern Theatre
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The last date listed for Altar Boyz was Sunday May 8, 2011 / 2:30pm.
Quotes & Highlights
Check out a clip from the original off-Broadway production on YouTube.
A divine musical for the whole family . . . a holy hit!
Book by Kevin Del Aguila
Music and Lyrics by Gary Adler and Michael Patrick Walker
Altar Boyz is a foot-stomping, rafter-raising, sidesplitting, award-winning musical comedy about a fictitious Christian boy-band on the last night of their “Raise the Praise” tour. These boys are five all-singing, all-dancing heartthrobs from Ohio: Matthew, Mark, Luke, Juan and Abraham. With tight harmony, irreverent humor and sinfully spectacular choreography, they joyously deliver a message of unity – “there is not a star as bright as its constellation, no harmony in a single voice.”
Altar Boyz debuted in September 2004 at the 47th Street Theatre in New York City as part of the New York Musical Theatre Festival. The show opened off-Broadway in March 2005. Altar Boyz would go on to gain 15 different theatre award nominations during its stay off-Broadway. The show won the very prestigious Outer Critics Circle Award for Best Off-Broadway Musical in 2005, and the Audience Favorite Award in 2006 and 2007 with Broadway.com.
Playwright Kevin Del Aguila earned a Drama Desk Award nomination for Outstanding Book in 2005. As an acclaimed actor/ writer/ director, Kevin pulled a theatrical “hat trick” in 2006 by working in each of his disciplines on three separate productions running simultaneously off-Broadway: as an actor in the revival of Jacques Brel, director of If You Give a Mouse a Cookie at the Lucille Lortel, and as the writer of Altar Boyz.
For their work on Altar Boyz, composers/lyricists Gary Adler and Michael Patrick Walker received two Drama Desk nominations for Outstanding Music and Outstanding Lyrics. Walker has also served as the associate conductor on national tours of Jekyll and Hyde and The Scarlet Pimpernel. Adler composed incidental music for Avenue Q and contributed one song to Martin Charnin’s The-Next-to-the-Last Revue.