Bomb's Away: The Worst of the Best of Broadway
by Larry Bortniker and Sally Deering
The show centers on a fictional Dr. Barry Mishkin, curator of the American Musical Theatre Archives in Washington, DC, who has amassed a collection of numbers and scenes allegedly dropped from Broadway's classic musicals.
Dr. Mishkin and his troupe of actors present his collection against the wishes of the writers, their estates, their lawyers, the Supreme Court of New York, and more recently, the FBI's Musical Comedy Fraud Division. Undaunted by his legal troubles, Dr. Mishkin will not be stopped in his compulsion to present these rare, raw, frequently embarrassing pieces of Broadway history. As the evening progresses, Dr. Mishkin authenticates the provenance of his collection by providing anecdotal information and promoting his legal defense fund while preparing the audience for the strong possibility that there might be a raid.
A sampling of selections includes "Krakatoa," from South Pacific; "I Own a Nail Salon," from Miss Saigon; "I Shake Me Green Shillelagh" from Finian's Rainbow; "See Ya in IKEA," from Mamma Mia; "The Bris," from Fiddler on The Roof; and, the precursor to "Age of Aquarius," "Age of Uranus," from Hair.
Sara Jane Everman
Lori Haley Fox
Bryan Scott Johnson
Directed by Peter Flynn