Music & Lyrics by DAVID ERIC DAVIS
Book by SAM FORMAN and DAVID ERIC DAVIS
Directed & Choreographed by JEN WINEMAN
Orchestrations & Musical Direction by MATT HINKLEY
Begins Performances March 15; Opening March 24
Jeremy Handelman/Off the Leash Productions is proud to bring F#@king Up Everything, the award-winning rock musical comedy by David Eric Davis and Sam Forman Off-Broadway. F#@king Up Everything has music & lyrics by David Eric Davis, a book by Sam Forman and David Eric Davis. It will be directed & choreographed by Jen Wineman with orchestrations & musical direction by Matt Hinkley. Performances begin at the Elektra Theatre (669 8th Ave; between 42 & 43 streets) on March 15 and will open on March 24, with tickets currently on sale through May 18, 2013. Tickets are $25-$79 (preview tickets are $25-$30) and can be purchased by calling 866-811-4111 or visiting www.fuckingupeverything.com.
F#@king Up Everything is a rock musical comedy with heart. Set in today’s Brooklyn indie music scene, it is an old-fashioned boy-meets-girl love story for the 21st Century. When these hipsters aren’t true to who they are, they screw up everything. Especially love. And no one screws up more than children’s puppeteer Christian Mohammed Schwartzelberg when he meets singer-songwriter Juliana, the girl of his dreams.
F#@king Up Everything first took the stage at the New York Musical Theatre Festival in 2009 where it was recognized with the NYMF Awards for Excellence for Book, Lyrics (Honorable Mention), Outstanding Performance and Best Ensemble (Honorable Mention). In 2011, the show was presented at Washington, D.C’s Woolly Mammoth where it was called “An hour and a half of pure, unadulterated fun” – DC Theatre Scene (5 Stars!); “Rocks the house!” Washington Post; “So well-conceived, so perfectly executed” – Washington City Paper.
Creative team includes: Deb O (Set Designer), Melissa Trn (Costume Designer), Joel E. Silver (Lighting Designer), Daryl Eisenberg, CSA (Casting Director), Jeremy Handelman (Producer), Joseph Lavezzo (Associate Producer), CAP21 (Associate Producer), Lisa Dozier King (General Manager).
About the Theatre
TIMES SCARE, home of the Elektra Theatre, is a unique, vibrant entertainment destination in the heart of New York City at 42nd and 8th Ave. The venue’s rich New York history has been enhanced with custom-built designs and elegant macabre décor. Times Scare’s three story complex includes the newly renovated Elektra Theatre, a state of the art haunted house, a fabulous bar and elegant cocktail lounge, and the Crypt Café, a full-service restaurant with a mouth-watering menu. Timesscarenyc.com | facebook.com/timesscarenyc
DAVID ERIC DAVIS (Music, Lyrics, Book ) is a NYC-based lyricist, composer, visual artist, writer and director. His rock musical comedy F#@KING UP EVERYTHING (book, music and lyrics) sold out an extended run at the 2009 New York Musical Theatre Festival (NYMF) and won the Best of Fest Award for Best Book and Honorable Mention for Lyrics. In 2011 a new production at Woolly Mammoth, Washington, D.C., received rave reviews and won more awards. Davis is the recipient of grants from Theater League’s Fund for New Musicals and the Anna Sosenko Assist Trust and a participant of CAP21’s 2011 Writers Co-op. He directed the premiere of TAROT READING: Love, Sex and Mommy at The New York Fringe Festival and wrote and directed STRIKE!, a performance piece based on the sounds of bodies moving through air and colliding, which premiered at Movement Research at the Judson Church, NYC. His band Uncle Izzy can be heard at www.uncleizzy.com and his photo collection Contemplating My Pipik can be seen at www.davidericdavis.com.
SAM FORMAN (Book) A writer for the stage, screen and TV, Sam is currently on the writing staff of House of Cards (Netflix’s first original TV program starring Kevin Spacey, executive producer David Fincher). Sam is also the lyricist for Sleepless In Seattle (Pasadena Playhouse, dir. Lonny Price) and lyricist / co-book author for the musical I Sing! which has been produced commercially off-Broadway and in theaters around the world. A CD recording of the York Theater Concert Cast of I Sing! is available in stores worldwide from Jay Records. Sam’s other plays and musicals include: The Rise and Fall of Annie Hall (Stage 13, NYC dir. Sam Gold; Theater J, Washington DC dir. Shirley Serotsky, Helen Hayes Nomination 2010) We The People (TheaterWorks USA, Lucille Lortel Nomination 2011) F#@king Up Everything (Award for Excellence in Book Writing NYMF 2009 dir. Stephen Brackett; Woolly Mammoth, DC 2011 dir. Jay Brock) Roller Disco (A.R.T. Oberon, Cambridge, MA dir. Jen Wineman) The Moscows of Nantucket (Theatre J, Washington DC, dir. Shirley Serotsky) The Grille Room (Cherry Lane Mentor Project, dir. Thomas Kail), Quarterlife (Ford Center, NYC workshop dir. by Mark Brokaw; Pico Playhouse, Los Angeles, CA dir. Matt Doherty) Please Stop Talking (Cherry Lane Theater, NYC dir. Erwin Mass ; Willlamstown Theatre Festival, dir. Portia Krieger), Fringical! (Ars Nova, NYC; American Theatre of Actors, NYMF 2004, dir. Thomas Kail) Schmoozy Togetherness (Williamstown Theatre Festival, dir. Johanna McKeon) The Quiet Game (Hangar Theater, Ithaca NY dir. Daniel Kramer) Krankenhaus Blues (Blue Heron Theater, NYC, The Abingdon Theatre, NYC, dir. Donna Mitchell) Hunter for Hunter Green and Narcissus and Goldstein (Singularity Company, NYC dir. Benjamin Salka). Other upcoming projects include: Volleygirls (book by Rob Ackerman, dir. Neil Patrick Stewart) and Tricia Walsh-Smith In Concert (dir. Alex Timbers) Sam is an alumni of Youngblood at EST, Ars Nova’s Play Group and the producer of Creation Nation which the New York Times has called: “A late night cabaret phenomenon.” Sam is a member of the WGA, The Dramatist’s Guild, and is represented by CAA.
JEN WINEMAN (Director/Choreographer) Jen is a director of theater and opera, living in New York City. Recent work includes Donald Margulies’ Shipwrecked! An Entertainment (Triad Stage, Greensboro, NC); Roller Disco The Musical! The Unauthorized Parody of Roller Boogie, the Classic Film That Inspired a Generation…For Like Five Minutes (American Repertory Theater’s OBERON stage, Cambridge, MA), which she co-wrote with Sam Forman and Eli Bolin and also choreographed; Sarah Gancher’s Wake Up (Telluride Theatre, Telluride, CO), and the world premiere of José Rivera’s Lessons for an Unaccustomed Bride (59E59, NYC). She has also developed and directed work at New Georges, Dixon Place, Ars Nova, New York Stage and Film, the Experimental Theater of Vassar College, Manhattan School of Music, Williamstown Theatre Festival (workshop), and WordBRIDGE. Jen is a co-founder of Studio 42, a New York-based theater company that focuses on producing “unproducible” new plays by emerging artists. She is an affiliated artist at New Georges and was a member of Soho Rep’s 2011-2012 Writer/Director Lab. Up next for Jen is a new production of Naomi Iizuka’s play Aloha, Say the Pretty Girls for Theatre Vertigo in Portland, OR. Education: B.A. Vassar College, M.F.A. Yale School of Drama (Julian Kaufman Directing Prize). www.jenwineman.com.
MATT HINKLEY (Orchestrator, Musical Director) Originally from West Texas, Matt was Associate Conductor and guitar/keyboard for the recent Broadway revival of Godspell. Some of his other music direction, supervision, and associate credits include: ROOMS (off-Bway & cast recording); White Noise (Chicago & NYC); David Byrne & Alex Timbers’ Here Lies Love (Public Theater); Bloodsong Of Love (Ars Nova, also orchestrations/arrangements); Jason Robert Brown’s Bridges Of Madison County; Things To Ruin (also cast recording); The Burnt Part Boys (Playwrights Horizons, also cast recording); Lizzie Borden (NAMT); F#@king Up Everything (NYMF, also orchestrations); Son Of A Gun (O’Neill Theater Center); Natalie Weiss’s debut album, and numerous concerts, workshops, and recordings. Instrumental work includes: Glory Days (Bway cast recording); Brian Lowdermilk & Kait Kerrigan’s Our First Mistake; Bright Lights, Big City; Ryan Scott Oliver’s Rated RSO; sub work includes Everyday Rapture. Matt’s original rock album is available on iTunes. NYU Steinhardt grad.