Amazing news for all Kandi Burruss fans! The star of Real Housewives of Atlanta has announced her appearance in the Off-Broadway run of NEWSical the Musical, the hit musical comedy show. Announcing her appearance on the show on Twitter herself, fans will be able to catch her live on stage for two weeks only. Her involvement in the show has sent waves of excitement among fans of Kandi. NEWSical the musical, that has won the award for the ‘Best Musical’ in 2011 Off Broadway Alliance Awards is coming back to theaters around the country with a series of its ever-hilarious performances and promises to be more fun than ever before.
NEWSical the Musical
NEWSical the Musical is a sketch comedy show with an ever-changing plot that brings current headlines and news in a hilarious way that makes audience roll with laughter. The cast of talented performers sing and make parodies of latest news and famous stories in the media. From celebrities to politics, nothing escapes the NEWSical’s plot.
With the book, music and lyrics by Rick Crom, the show has been running for four years now. New York Times called the show “fast, funny and irreverent! NEWSical makes it possible to get high on hilarity!” The show is a perfect blend of hilarious songs, uproarious acts and hilarious parodies and sketches. It is for people with all kinds of interests as it covers everything; politics, celeb news, pop culture and social trends. Audience can always expect the show to have something new and, of course, interesting in the form of guest stars. La Toya Jackson, Perez Hilton, Andrea McArdle, Jackee and Cheri Oteri are some of the artists who have appeared in the shows previously.
Basis of the musical were set by “What in the World: The NEWSICAL Revue” which started as “What in the World?!” in 2002 in a cabaret in New York City. The production received the “Best Musical Revue” award in 2003 at Nightlife Awards. The Off-off Broadway production started in 2004 and ran for only eight weeks. The same year, the show was taken to New York City where it ran for 215 performances before closing in 2005.
A new production came out in 2009 which had a completely different material as well as cast and director. This show was titled ‘Newsical the Musical: We Distort, You Decide’ and went on to receive two nominations in 2010 Drama Desk Awards. Another production came out in 2011 and this time it was titled “Newsical the Musical: Full Spin Ahead!”. This production also received two Drama Desk nominations but it also won the award for the “Best New Musical” in 2011 Off-Broadway Alliance Awards.
People who have seen NEWSical the Musical before would know that the show has spared no one from its humorous bashing, may it be Barack Obama, Miley Cyrus, Lady Gaga, Oprah Winfrey, Christina Aguilera or Sarah Palinare. For anyone who likes Off-Broadway shows, NEWSical the Musical tickets can prove to be a good purchase. The light-hearted humor in the show is fun for anyone who follows news and the fact that the show is always changing, always funny makes watching it a new experience.