"Chick Flick the Musical" to play at Westside Theatre beginning 2/21.... opening 3/7
Posted by: Official_Press_Release 05:57 pm EST 01/07/19

Broadway Venture Capital Fund

"Chick Flick the Musical"

DIRECTED BY David Ruttura



(407 W. 43rd Street between 9th and 10th Avenues)


"I'll have what she's having"
- When Harry Met Sally

Chick Flick - A term for the film genre that deals mainly with themes of love, friendship, and family.

Chick Flick the Musical - A hilarious and heartfelt new live show beginning performances February 21 at The Westside Theatre.

Call your BFFs - it's time to fill your glass with friendship, fun, and flicks.

Chick Flick the Musical (ChickFlickTheMusical.com), a new musical comedy with book, music and lyrics by Suzy Conn (Suffra-Jets; The Mercer Girls), choreography by Sarah O'Gleby (Mythic - West End; Broadway: Disney's Frozen; Kennedy Center Honors), and directed by David Ruttura (Associate Director - Network; Associate Director - School of Rock) will play The Westside Theatre (407 W. 43rd Street between 9th and 10th Avenues), it was announced today by Producer Broadway Venture Capital Fund and Executive Producers Richard Frankel and Joe Watson. Performances of Chick Flick the Musical begin February 21 with opening night set for March 7.

Chick Flick the Musical invites you to join Karen, Dawn, Sheila, and Meg as they get together to unwind, watch a chick flick, and play their favorite drinking game. As the festivities proceed and the tequila flows, can the power of meet cutes and makeover montages save the day as relationship drama and career crises bubble to the surface? Celebrating the healing power of sisterhood, laughter, and life lessons from the movies we know and love, Chick Flick the Musical is ultimately about life's greatest love story: friendship.

Casting for Chick Flick the Musical will be announced in the coming weeks.

Chick Flick the Musical features scenic design by Jason Sherwood (RENT live on Fox; The View Upstairs; The Spice Girls World Tour), lighting design by Jeff Croiter (Tony® Award Winner - Peter and the Starcatcher; Falsettos), costume design by Suzy Benzinger (Movin' Out; A Chorus Line), and sound design by Peter Fitzgerald (American Son; John Lithgow: Stories By Heart). Matt Castle (Once Upon A Mattress; Found: A New Musical) is the musical director, co-orchestrator and co-arranger, and Frank Galgano (Into the Woods; A Dog Story) is co-orchestrator and co-arranger.

"You had me at hello"
- Jerry Maguire

"I wrote Chick Flick the Musical as a love letter to chick flicks because they celebrate female friendship and hope," said Suzy Conn. "Personally, I need happy endings to get through my days and there's nothing like a good chick flick to deliver that hit of endorphins. I was excited to explore the iconic conventions of this emotion-based genre because they have created a shared language between women. Using that shared language enabled me to convey a message of empowerment in a fun and entertaining way. Delivering this story of friendship as a piece of live musical theatre is the perfect way to honor this shared sisterhood - seeing Chick Flick the Musical with an audience of fellow chick flick lovers will be a unique bonding experience. As Cher says in Mamma Mia Here We Go Again - 'That's the best kind of party, little girl.'"

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Chick Flick the Musical Online:
Web: ChickFlickTheMusical.com
Twitter: @chickflickmusic
Facebook/Instagram/Pinterest: Chick Flick the Musical
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Chick Flick the Musical plays The Westside Theatre (407 W. 43rd Street between 9th and 10th Avenues). Performances are Monday - Saturday at 7:30pm with matinees on Wednesday and Saturday at 2pm. Regular tickets are $59.00 - $79.00 (with premium seating available). Call Telecharge.com at 212-239-6200 or visit the Westside Theatre box office, which will officially open on February 4. For more information, please visit: ChickFlickTheMusical.com

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Suzy Conn (Book, Music, Lyrics)
Suzy Conn is a composer, lyricist, and librettist who writes stories about women throughout history. Suzy had her mid-life crisis in her twenties and left a successful marketing career at Procter & Gamble to pursue songwriting.She spent the '90s in Nashville writing country songs and leading workshops for the Nashville Songwriters Association (NSAI). Her musicals have been produced coast to coast from Seattle to New York, and she has worked with theatres including The 5th Avenue Theatre, Village Theatre, Craterian Theater, and The Millbrook Playhouse. Her shows include The Mercer Girls (PNW women in the 1860s); Cocktail Nuts (waitresses in the '70s); and Suffra-Jets (first performed at the New York Musical Festival as Plane Crazy), which tells the story of the emergence of the modern women's movement in the swinging '60s Jet Age.

David Ruttura (Director)
David Ruttura is currently the Associate Director of Network and School of Rock on Broadway. Directing credits include Memphis (Gateway Playhouse), Million Dollar Quartet (Pittsburgh CLO), Priscilla: Queen of the Desert (Ogunquit Playhouse), White Christmas (Gateway Playhouse), Hot Mess in Manhattan (Araca Project), Electra in a One-Piece (Good Company/The Wild Project), He Who Laughs: Live by Isaac Oliver (Ars Nova), Moustache Guys by Mike Lew (Second Generation), Koberet (Joe's Pub), Red, White and Purple (Ensemble Studio Theater). Film Credits include the web series Dick Punch and stalkTALK. As Associate Director, credits include; Broadway: Spider-man, Follies, Lombardi, Million Dollar Quartet, White Christmas, A Man for All Seasons. Tour: School of Rock, Phantom. Regional: Kennedy Center, LaJolla Playhouse, Old Jews Telling Jokes. Upcoming: Footloose for Norwegian Cruise Line.

Sarah O'Gleby (Choreographer)
Sarah most recently directed and choreographed the world premiere of Mythic in London to 5 star reviews. She also choreographed the recent workshop of The Wanderer (Dion DiMucci Musical) and The Kennedy Center Honors for CBS. Sarah is the Associate Choreographer on the Tony nominated musical Disney's Frozen, and choreographs for the Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon and Saturday Night Live for NBC.

Broadway Venture Capital Fund
Chick Flick the Musical is the inaugural production of the Broadway Venture Capital Fund LLC (BVCF). The Fund has been established to support the development of original musical theatre which focuses on the stories of women, told by women. Based in New York City, BVCF leverages modern media (social + messaging) and modern technology (mobile + apps) to create unforgettable audience experiences. Find out more at http://broadwayvcfund.com or e-mail info@broadwayvcfund.com.

"I think this is the beginning of a beautiful friendship"
- Casablanca


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