News from BroadwayWorld.com: Original Jersey Boys star Daniel Reichard will lead the cast of The Happy Embalmer, with book, music, and lyrics by Mark Noonan and Nick Oddy. The production, which is directed and choreographed by Kelly Devine, is presented by The New York Musical Theatre Festival, starting October 6, 2009 at Theatre Row’s Acorn Theatre (410 West 42nd Street, between 9th and 10th Avenues) in New York City.
The Happy Embalmer is described as a boy meets girl love story…except the girl happens to be dead. Edward Nando (Daniel Reichard) is a lonely embalmer with an extraordinary talent. But when his long lost love Emily (Megan Sikora) crosses his table something awakens in Edward – and before you can say reincarnation, dead bodies start returning to life. Now everyone wants a piece of Ed: a mad Texan funeral home mogul, a groovy Russian scientist, and a Dalai Lama (Tituss Burgess, also from the original JB Broadway cast) hell-bent on world domination. Can Edward figure out how to win the girl, save the family funeral home, and ultimately become The Happy Embalmer?
The dates and times of The Happy Embalmer at the Acorn Theatre are as follows:
- Tuesday, Oct 6th, 2009 at 8:00 pm
- Wednesday, Oct 7th, 2009 at 5:00 pm
- Thursday, Oct 8th, 2009 at 9:00 pm
- Friday, Oct 9th, 2009 at 1:00 pm
- Saturday, Oct 10th, 2009 at 5:00 pm
- Saturday, Oct 10th, 2009 at 9:00 pm