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Altar Boyz: Tyler Maynard resumes the role of Mark


Tyler Maynard as Mark

Altar Boyz welcomes back its original Mark, Tyler Maynard, from the 9 Jan 2006. Maynard was nominated for Drama Desk and Lucille Lortel Award nominations as Outstanding Featured Actor in a Musical! for his original performance when the show opened in Mar 2005. The role of Mark is currently played by Danny Calvert.

Altar Boyz is currently booking to the 31 Apr 2006 at Dodger's Stage 4, where it opened on the 1 Mar 2005, following previews from the 15 Feb.

Altar Boyz is the new musical comedy about a struggling Christian boy-band riding the wave of America's latest fascination with religion. Armed with catchy melodies, freaky moves and product in their hair, the self-anointed apostles of pop (Matthew, Mark, Luke, Juan . . . and Abraham (He's Jewish) bring their soul-saving tour to New York City, with their heavenly hits like �Girl, You Make Me Wanna Wait� and �Jesus Called Me On My Cell Phone�.

Starring in the show are Nick Sanchez (Juan), Dennis Moench (Abraham), James Royce Edwards (Luke), Danny Calvert (Mark to the 8 Jan 2006) and Scott Porter (Matthew).

Conceived by Marc Kessler and Ken Davenport, Altar Boyz has a score by Gary Adler and Michael Patrick Walker with book by Kevin Del Aguila.

The musical is directed by Stafford Arima and choreographed by Christopher Gattelli, with set designs by Anna Louizos, lighting design by Natasha Katz, and sound design by Peter Hylenski. Lynne Shankel is the music director and Co-Orchestrator.

The show received mostly Good to luke-warm notices from the popular press. Click Here to read Polly Wittenberg's review and what the critcs said about the musical.

Altar Boyz received the Outer Critics Circle Award for Best Musical Off-Broadway and earned Christopher Gattelli the 2005 Lucille Lortel Award for Outstanding Choreographer.

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