Rated P for Parenthood to close on 8 Apr 2012

The New York Premiere of the new musical comedy Rated P for Parenthood has posted early closing notices and will play its final performance on 8 Apr 2012, the show had been selling tickets through to 27 May 2012.

Producers Andrew Asnes and Timothy Schmidt said “Despite the positive response from critics and our audiences, we’re in an extremely difficult environment right now, with price competition from new Broadway musicals and holdovers from previous seasons. This has forced us to re-examine our operating model. We have already received many expressions of interest from presenters around the country, and are confident that the show will have a long and prosperous life.”

Rated P for Parenthood opened at the Westside Theatre Upstairs on 26 Feb 2012, following previews from 8 Feb 2012.

The show opened to mostly negative reviews: Alternates between moving entertainment and lazy pandering (NY Times); "Bright night out for parents (Newsroom Jersey); On the generic side. (Variety).

With book and lyrics by Sandy Rustin, music and lyrics by Dan Lipton & David Rossmer and direction by Jeremy Dobrish, the cast features Courtney Balan, Chris Hoch, David Josefsberg, Joanna Young.

Rated P for Parenthood chronicles every stage of modern-day parenting, from conception to college, with giant doses of heart and humor. A versatile cast of four takes the audience through the ups and downs of childrearing – from the sublime to the ridiculous – in a series of comic and musical vignettes in under 90 minutes.

The creative team includes Rachel Bress (Choreography), Steven Capone (Scenic Design), Emily DeAngelis (Costume Design), Michael Gottlieb (Lighting Design) and Jill BC DuBoff and David Sanderson (Sound Design).

The musical arrived Off-Broadway following it's world premiere in May 2011 at the South Orange Performing Arts Center (SOPAC) in New Jersey.

Chris Hoch, Joanna Young,
Courtney Balan and David Josefsberg
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