I will be reprising the role of Britney Spears
in Dan Fishback’s hit downtown musical The Material World
directed by Stephen Brackett
October 25th at Joe’s Pub 730 and 930
Sarah Stiles (“Into The Woods”) and Jed Resnick (“Avenue Q”) join acclaimed performance artist Erin Markey, cabaret sensation Molly Pope, hilarious demon baby Lisa Clair and Tony-nominated Yiddish theater legend Eleanor Reissa in a concert reading of downtown playwright Dan Fishback’s new musical, “The Material World,” directed by Stephen Brackett (“Buyer & Cellar”). Set in a boarding house in 1921, “The Material World” features an anachronistic cast of neurotic Jews, all trying to save the planet. Gittel Fenster (Stiles), a 12-year-old radical socialist, studies Marxism to prepare for global anti-capitalist revolt, while gay nerd Ian Fleishman (Resnick) tests the revolutionary power of Facebook, and the Queen of Pop herself, Madonna (Markey) meditates on secret Kabbalistic codes to fix a broken universe. The characters grapple with their lofty ambitions and their capacity for failure, to an eclectic score of bouncy electro dance pop, ramshackle twee-folk and classic Tin Pan Alley. The second installment of “The Ian Fleishman Trilogy,” and a sequel to Fishback’s erotic Chanukah comedy “You Will Experience Silence,” “The Material World” was the surprise hit of the 2012 HOT Festival at Dixon Place, extending its sold-out, critically acclaimed run three times.
“The Material World” is part of the 2013 Queer New York International Festival.