Lucky Guy to close 29 May 2011

The Off-Broadway premiere of Lucky Guy, a new musical comedy, written and directed by Willard Beckham, as posted early closing notices and will play its final performance on 29 May 2011. When the show closes it will have played 23 previews and 14 regular performances.

Lucky Guy opened at the Little Shubert Theatre on 19 May 2011, following previews from 28 Apr, and was originally scheduled to play through to 24 Jul 2011.

In a statement, L. Glenn Poppleton (producer) said, “We are very proud of this production at the Little Shubert Theatre and are thrilled that audiences are loving Lucky Guy. Our thanks go out to our amazing cast, crew and production team who have put their hearts into Lucky Guy. We are delighted to announce that the show will be captured on a soon to be released original cast recording.”

Lucky Guy: Welcome to Nashville – a town full of colorful characters all chasing after the very same dream: a smash hit record. To beat the odds and strike gold (or, better yet, platinum), it takes one great song, serious talent, or lots of luck – and preferably all three.

Featuring an array of musical styles with salutes to Country, Broadway, Vaudeville, Bluegrass, Pop, and even Hawaiian, Lucky Guy weaves a tale of down-home dreamers and low-down schemers all willing to do whatever it takes to come out on top in the cut-throat world of Music City, USA.

The musical comedy stars Emmy Award-winner Leslie Jordan (Will & Grace), Varla Jean Merman (aka Jeffery Roberson) ('Chicago,' “Ugly Betty”), Kyle Dean Massey ('Next To Normal,' 'Wicked'), Jenn Colella ('Urban Cowboy,' 'High Fidelity'), Jim Newman ('Curtains,' 'Steel Pier') and Savannah Wise ('Rock of Ages,' 'Ragtime').

Lucky Guy's creative team includes Rob Bissinger (set design), Paul Miller (lighting design), William Ivey Long (costume design), Kurt Fischer (sound design), Todd Ellison (orchestrations and musical supervision), and A.C. Ciulla (choreography).