SILENCE! THE MUSICAL
This hilarious send-up based on the 1991 movie The Silence of the Lambs won Outstanding Musical at the 2005 New York Fringe Festival. With music and lyrics by brothers Jon and Al Kaplan, adaptation by the creative Hunter Bell ([Title of Show]), and choreography and direction by the in-demand Christopher Gatelli (High Fidelity, Martin Short: Fame Becomes Me), the show boasts a standout cast that includes Stephen Bienskie (Cats) as the sociopathic serial killer, Paul Kandel (Shockheaded Peter) as leather-masked Hannibal Lechter and Jenn Harris (Lucille Lortel Award Winner for Modern Orthodox) as F.B.I. agent Clarice.
45 Bleecker Theater, 45 Bleecker St., (212) 239-6200. Previews start Sept. 6. Opens Sept. 19.