THE GAY NO MORE TELETHON: THE APOLOGY
Book and lyrics by Michael DiGaetano
Music by Albin E. Konopka and Michael DiGaetano
Directed by Michael DiGaetano
MITF: Summer 2017
July 15 – Aug 6, 2017
The Jewel Box at the WorkShop Theater
312 W.36th Street, NYC
Performance Schedule: Mon 7/17, 7:30pm; Thurs 7/20, 6:00pm; Sat 7/22, 4:00pm
“Let’s Get One Thing Straight…You”!
In 2008, the Reverend Vernon Jackson, co-founder (with God) of RBN: Religious Broadcasting Network, held a telethon in Lynchburg Virginia to raise money to turn as many homosexuals straight by the rapture, or the 2014 winter Olympics whichever came first.
He raised forty million dollars.
But after the election of Donald Trump and other political absurdities in the country,
he is very … Very … VERY sorry. Find out why in this tart topical musical.
Michael DiGaetano spent twenty-five years in Los Angeles writing and producing TV and movies, including the film, Houseguest, starring Sinbad and Phil Hartman, and the TV remakes of Ferris Bueller and Get Smart. He realized just how much he missed NYC and his first love, live theatre, so here he is… musical in hand.
The Midtown International Theatre Festival returns for another summer of quality stage works. New York’s oldest continuing theater festival will present 100 plays in 23 days.
One of the leading reasons to visit New York in the summer is the theater – from Shakespeare in the Park to the best of Broadway. New York is also known for its amazing theater festivals. This year, the venerable Midtown International Theatre Festival takes its place as the oldest continuing summer arts festival in New York. To usher in this honor, producer John Chatterton presents nearly 100 new and fascinating live stage works – plays, musicals, variety acts, short plays, solo projects, and so much more. Visit www.midtownfestival.org for further info.