Marla Mindelle's 'The Big Gay Jamboree' to premiere off Broadway

Mindelle is best known for co-creating and starring as Celine Dion in the original cast of the award-winning Off-Broadway parody musical Titanique.

Gillian Russo
Gillian Russo

Join the jamboree! The new Off-Broadway musical The Big Gay Jamboree will premiere at the Orpheum Theatre this fall, co-created by and starring Obie and Lucille Lortel Award winner Marla Mindelle. Performances begin September 14 ahead of an October 1 opening.

The Big Gay Jamboree centers on Stacey, who wakes up in a Golden Age-style Off-Broadway musical with no memory of how she got there after a night of drinking. With a live audience watching, she's determined to put her BFA in theatre to good use and escape.

The musical features a book by Mindelle and Jonathan Parks-Ramage and music and lyrics by Mindelle and Philip Drennen. The creative team also includes set designer dots, costume designer Sarah Cubbage, lighting designer Brian Tovar, sound designer Justin Stasiw, projection designer Aaron Rhyne, hair and wig designer Leah J. Loukas, and musical supervisor and arranger David Dabbon.

Mindelle is best known for the award-winning Off-Broadway parody Titanique, which she also co-created. She also played the lead role of Celine Dion in the original cast of the Titanic parody, winning Lucille Lortel and Obie Awards for her work.

LuckyChap, the film production company co-founded by Margot Robbie, is among the producers of The Big Gay Jamboree and makes its theatre debut with the show.

Check back for information on The Big Gay Jamboree tickets on New York Theatre Guide.

Photo credit: Marla Mindelle. (Photo courtesy of production)

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