Marshall Pailet and A.D. Penedo's Baghdaddy Will Return Off-Broadway
Marshall Pailet will direct the production at St. Luke’s Theatre.
Marshall Pailet and A.D. Penedo's musical comedy Baghdaddy (previously titled Who's Your Baghdaddy?), will return to New York City for a run at St. Luke's Theatre beginning April 6 in advance of a May 1 opening. Performances will run through June 18.
Baghdaddy initially ran at the Actors' Temple Theatre in the fall of 2015, directed by Marshall Pailet with musical direction by Rona Siddiqui, orchestrations by Charlie Rosen, and choreography by Misha Shields.
The show begins in a church basement, where disgraced spies, along with the unwitting audience, gather for a support group meeting. The action soon shifts to Frankfurt Airport, where a mysterious Iraqi defector claims he built secret Iraqi bio-weapons labs. At CIA headquarters, our other characters are contending with their own ambitions, rash decisions, inflexible bosses, unrequited affections and unremitting boredom, when a fax arrives from Germany, and with it a golden opportunity. If the defector's story holds up, it will be the ticket out of the basement and into a corner office. It's all fun and games until the looming cataclysm changes everything.
Most of the original cast will be reprising their performances, including Brennan Caldwell (NBC's The Sing-Off), Jason Collins (Signs of Life), Bob D'Haene (The Three Times She Knocked), Brandon Espinoza (Tuck Everlasting), Joe Joseph (Kiss of the Spiderwoman), Olli Haaskivi (Orange is the New Black), Claire Neumann (riassic Parq), and Larisa Oleynik (Mad Men, 10 Things I Hate About You).
Based on a screenplay by J.T. Allen, the creative team includes: Kaite Heavner (set design), Jennifer Schriever (lighting design), and Summer Lee Jack (costume design).