Opened Jan 4, 2008
WHAT IS IT ABOUT?
Zany playwright Chrisopher Durang (Miss Witherspoon) sends up the beloved film noir genre in this hilarious and boisterous new musical parody, mixing farce, camp, and tongue-in-cheek wit in his trademark style. It's 1952 in the Far East - an era of shadowy settings, sultry women, and mysterious, trench-coated villains in back alleys. Peter Melnick, grandson of composer Richard Rogers, contributes a pastiche score that evokes the sounds of Kurt Weill, big bands, and smoky nightclubs.