Altar Boyz: Tyler Maynard resumes the role of Mark

Ryan Duncan as Juan

Altar Boyz welcomes back its original Juan, Ryan Duncan, from the 1 May 2006 for 8 weeks only. The role of Juan is currently played by Clyde Alves who leaves the show on the 30 Apr 2006.

�I am thrilled to revisit Juan and sweat my butt off with the Boyz again,� Duncan explains. Ryan created the role of Juan at the New York Musical Theater Festival and opened the Off-Broadway production in March of last year.

Altar Boyz is currently booking to the 10 Sep 2006 at New World Stages / Stage 4, where it opened on the 1 Mar 2005, following previews from the 15 Feb.

Altar Boyz is a 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�.

Also starring in the show are Dennis Moench (Abraham), Jason Celaya (Matthew), Tyler Maynard (Mark) and Andrew C. Call (Luke).

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 other 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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