Mad Libs® LIVE! Makes Its World Premiere November 1, 2015
New York, NY — Book Writer/Lyricist, Robin Rothstein (Samuel French Short Play Festival Winner) and Composer Jeff Thomson’s (Trails) new, interactive family musical, MAD LIBS LIVE! based on the classic fill-in-the-blank word game Mad Libs, comes to New World Stages for a limited engagement beginning November 1, 2015.
Mad Libs was created by comedy writers Leonard Stern and Roger Price as an inventive and unpredictable game they played with their friends at parties. In 1958, the legendary talk show host Steve Allen used Mad Libs to hilariously introduce guests. Three days later, stores across the country had completely sold out of Mad Libs, and a star was born. Mad Libs has since become the world’s most popular word game, with over 125 million Mad Libs in print and more than 7 million downloads of the mobile app. The New York production will feature direction by Austin Regan (Drama League Directors Project Fellow), choreography by Robin Levine (The Addams Family, All Shook Up – Cortland Repertory Theatre), scenic and prop design by Julia Noulin-Merat (Rocky Horror Show – Hangar Theatre), musical supervision by Aaron Jodoin (Broadway: Kinky Boots, First Date, Side Show) and costume design by Tony Award nominated,Bobby Pearce (Taboo).
MAD LIBS LIVE! is produced by Ava, Max and Peter Cane with Robin Rothstein. General Manager, Kevin Duda Productions.
MAD LIBS LIVE! will play at 11am & 4:30pm on Saturdays and at 12pm & 3pm on Sundays, from November 1, 2015 through January 3rd. Running time is 55 mins.
PRESS PERFORMANCE: Monday, November 2 at 7:00pm. Tickets are available by visiting Telecharge.com or by calling (212) 239-6200. New World Stages is located at 340 W 50th St, New York, NY. 10019.
Penguin Young Readers is one of the leading children’s book publishers in the United States. The company owns a wide range of imprints and trademarks including Dial Books, Dutton, Grosset & Dunlap, Philomel, Puffin, Speak, Firebird, G. P. Putnam’s Sons, Viking, Razorbill, and Frederick Warne. These imprints are home to such award-winning, New York Times- bestselling authors as Laurie Halse Anderson, Jay Asher, Judy Blume, Jan Brett, Eric Carle, Ally Condie, Roald Dahl, Tomie dePaola, Sarah Dessen, Anna Dewdney, John Flanagan, Gayle Forman John Green, Oliver Jeffers, Mike Lupica, Richelle Mead, B.J. Novak, Richard Peck, Judy Schachner, Jacqueline Woodson and dozens of other popular authors.
Penguin Young Readers Group is also the proud publisher of perennial brand franchises such as The Little Engine That Could, the Nancy Drew and Hardy Boys series, Peter Rabbit, Spot, the Classic Winnie the Pooh, The Very Hungry Caterpillar, Strega Nona, Madeline, Mad Libs, Alex Rider, the Rangers Apprentice, Skippyjon Jones, Flower Fairies, and Pippi Longstocking, among many others.
Penguin Young Readers Group is a division of Penguin Group LLC, a Penguin Random House company.
For more information and to purchase tickets, please visit MadLibsLive.com