American writer and performer Peter Michael Marino performs his hit solo show Desperately Seeking The Exit - a comedic autopsy about his flop West End show Desperately Seeking Susan - The Musical, at Komedia Studio, Brighton on 7 and 14 May 2013, as part of this year's Brighton Fringe.
In this high energy show Peter Michael Marino tells the crazy but true story of how the much anticipated stage musical of the film starring Madonna and Rosanna Arquette, featuring the music of Blondie, opened on London's West End stage in 2007... and closed a month later.
Directed by award winning director John Clancy, Desperately Seeking The Exit offers a front row behind-the-scenes peek into how Marino's £4m musical was made and unmade: The 70-minute solo comedy monologue offers audiences a humorous, insightful, peep into the collective cock-ups along Peter Marino's painfully funny journey from page to stage. From hatching the idea, to the deals with MGM, Debbie Harry and even Madonna; right up to the workshops, the previews, the scathing reviews, closing night and beyond.
Leicester Square Theatre will present Desperately Seeking The Exit (70mins), 24 April - 20 May 2013 (No Performance 7th or 14th May) at 6 Leicester Place, London WC2H 7BX. Box Office: 08448 733433 or www.leicestersquaretheatre.com. Previews: 24 & 27 April @ 7.00pm Press Night: 30 April @7.00pm. Tickets: £12.50 and £10 concessions. Preview tickets: £8. Performance Times: Mondays: 7.00pm except Monday 20th at 9.00pm; Wed-Sat: 9.00pm except Sat 11 May at 7.00pm; Sundays: 6.00pm plus post show Q&A
Desperately Seeking The Exit @ Brighton Fringe Festival runs 7 & 14 May 2013 at 8.15pm ( 70mins) in the Komedia Studio, 44-47 Gardner St, Brighton, East Sussex BN1 1UN. Tickets: £12.00 and £10 concessions. Box Office: 0845 293 8480 or www.komedia.co.uk/brighton.
For more about the production, go to www.SeekingTheExit.com.
Peter Michael Marino is a NYC-based writer, actor, director and teacher. He received the Backstage Reader's Choice Award for Favourite Comedy Teacher for his acclaimed "Flying Solo" classes at The PIT, and the Back Stage Bistro Award for his cabaret spoof, Lance Jonathan: More About Me! He is the co-writer of the lesbian pulp homage Hollywood Nurses. He has directed and developed shows with Delilah Dix (Ars Nova, Laurie Beechman Theatre and Edinburgh Fringe), Mark Giordano's Mad Man (The PIT), Sheila Head's Head Games (IO West, Ars Nova), and Alicia Levy's Chickapalooza (The PIT, Ars Nova). As a performer, he appeared in STOMP for five years off-Broadway and on tour, as well as in numerous regional productions, television and film.
John Clancy is an Obie Award-winning director, playwright, and a partner in Clancy Productions, an acclaimed international theatrical touring and Production Company. He is the founding Artistic Director of The Present Company and a founding Artistic Director of The New York International Fringe Festival. He has directed six Scotsman Fringe First winning productions at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe, including Americana Absurdum (Brian Parks), Cincinnati (Don Nigro), Horse Country (C.J. Hopkins), screwmachine/eycandy (C.J. Hopkins) and his own Fatboy. Both Horse Country and Cincinnati went on to win The Best of the Fringe Award at the Adelaide Fringe in 2004. John was awarded The New York Magazine Award in 1997 for "creativity, enterprise and vision".
Brighton Fringe is the largest open-access multi-art form festival in England, and what makes it exceptional is that it is set in a city with a unique heritage that has set the pace, diversity, creativity and innovative thinking in the city and beyond. Brighton Fringe will run from 4 May - 2 June 2013. For more information on Brighton Fringe go to www.brightonfringe.org.