Sunday, March 9, 2014

New York Daily News: One Bum Of An Opera


This may be the first time a La MaMa show has gotten a write-up in the Sports section, but there are a lot of "firsts" with BUM PHILLIPS ALL-AMERICAN OPERA.
"[Director, Luke] Leonard says Gary Ramsey, who plays Bum, 'is a fantastic baritone,' and that Anlami Shaw will play Hall of Fame running back Earl Campbell. 'We thought a Bum Phillips musical felt like a gimmick,' says Leonard. 'It just seemed right, opera is that big, football is that big, to put the two together. It’s probably the hardest thing I’ve ever done.'”

Read the full preview: HERE

And come see the world premiere at La MaMa's Ellen Stewart Theatre.

La MaMa presents 
Monk Parrots' 

Bum Phillips 
All-American Opera 


Concept, Direction, Production Design by Luke Leonard (of Monk Parrots)
Libretto by Kirk Lynn (of Rude Mechs)

Music by Peter Stopschinski (of Rude Mechs)

Commissioned and produced by Monk Parrots (New York) 

March 12 – March 30, 2014 
Thursdays – Fridays – Saturdays @ 7:30pm Sundays @ 2:30pm 

Tickets: $25 Adults; $20 Students/Seniors; a limited number of $10 tickets are available IN ADVANCE as part of La MaMa's 10 @ $10 ticketing initiative. But hurry, these tickets are only available in advance and the sell quickly! 

A special benefit performance on Thursday, March 20! 

For Tickets and Info: Click Here