'The Life and Slimes of Marc Summers' to debut off Broadway

Guy Fieri is among the producers of this theatrical memoir-meets-live game show, which stars the host of Nickolodeon's Double Dare in the 1980s and '90s.

Gillian Russo
Gillian Russo

The Life and Slimes of Marc Summers, a new Off-Broadway show, will come to New York this spring. Starring the title Summers, the genre-defying show will play at New World Stages from February 14, with opening night on February 22.

The show unfolds as part game show, part memoir about Summers, best known for hosting the children's game show Double Dare on Nickelodeon from 1986 to 1993. He also hosted Unwrapped and executive produced Dinner: Impossible and Restaurant: Impossible on Food Network.

His stage show features music by Drew Gasparini and a script by Alex Brightman, the actor last seen in The Shark Is Broken and soon to star in Spamalot on Broadway.

"Bringing this show to New York feels like a surreal dream, one that I'm still pinching myself over," Summers said in a statement. "The gratitude I owe to the immensely talented duo Alex Brightman and Drew Gasparini can't be overstated."

The Life and Slimes of Marc Summers previously premiered with Constellation Stage & Screen in Bloomington, Indiana. That institution's artistic director, Chad Rabinovitz, directs Life and Slimes off Broadway.

The creative team also includes set designer Christopher Rhoton, lighting designer Jeffrey Small, and sound designers David Sheehan and Hide J Nakajo.

Fellow TV personality and Food Network show host Guy Fieri is among the producers of Life and Slimes, along with Lisa Dozier Shacket and Jeremy Wein/Existence Media in association with Gary and Marlene Cohen, Christopher Rhoton, and Joe Trentacosta.

Photo credit: The Life and Slimes of Marc Summers. (Photo courtesy of production)

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