Top of the Heap
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WHAT IS IT ABOUT?
Top of the Heap follows The Gallery Players' tradition of championing new musicals. This winner of the 2007 National Musical Theater Network Director's Choice Award and the 2006 Global Search for New Musicals makes its Brooklyn premiere. It's New York City, 1955. The Brooklyn Dodgers are about to square off with the Yankees in a World Series that will net "dem bums" their first title in fifty-five years. So, T.V.'s most popular variety program, 'Top of the Heap,' is headed to Brooklyn for a live, remote broadcast tied into the Series. A struggling pair of nightclub comics see this as a chance to bluff their way out of the dives where they perform and into television. But, they soon discover just how high a price they'll have to pay. Top of the Heap features music by Jeffrey Lodin, book and lyrics by William Squier, and was called, "A gritty musical that takes a look at the darker side of showbiz," by The Stamford Advocate. On November 7th there will be a talk back with the authors following the matinee.
199 14th St
New York, NY 11215
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