Baghdaddy returns off-B'way to play St. Luke's Theatre

Tom Millward
Tom Millward

Musical comedy Baghdaddy, which previously played off-Broadway under the title "Who's Your Baghdaddy? Or How I Started the Iraq War", will return to New York and begin previews at the St. Luke's Theatre on April 6, 2017, before an official opening on May 1 and an initial run through to June 25, 2017.

Baghdaddy is written by Marshall Pailet and A.D. Penedo, based on a screenplay by J.T. Allen, directed by Marshall Pailet and choreographed by Misha Shields.

Synopsis: "The show begins in a church basement, where disgraced spies, along with the unwitting audience, gather for a support group meeting. The action soon shifts to Frankfurt Airport, where a mysterious Iraqi defector claims he built secret Iraqi bio-weapons labs. At CIA headquarters, our other characters are contending with their own ambitions, rash decisions, inflexible bosses, unrequited affections and unremitting boredom, when a fax arrives from Germany, and with it a golden opportunity. If the defector's story holds up, it will be the ticket out of the basement and into a corner office. It's all fun and games until the looming cataclysm changes everything."

The cast of Baghdaddy includes Brennan Caldwell, Jason Collins, Bob D'Haene, Brandon Espinoza, Olli Haaskivi, Joe Joseph, Claire Neumann and Larisa Oleynik.

The creative team behind Baghdaddy features musical direction by Rona Siddiqui, orchestrations by Charlie Rosen, scenic design by Kaite Heavner, costume design by Summer Lee Jack, and lighting design by Jennifer Schriever.

Baghdaddy is produced off-Broadway by Charlie Fink, with Jan Brandt, Abigail E. Disney and Tim Disney.

"Who's Your Baghdaddy? Or How I Started the Iraq War" originally played the Actors Temple Theater in October 2015.


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