The Disney Diaries

5/19/2009:

This show isn’t in Hoboken – but was written by Hoboken resident Phil Bond! Way to go!

The Disney Diaries, written by Phil Bond

THE DISNEY DIARIES

Written by: Phil Geoffrey Bond
Starring: Jonathan Whitton
Directed by: Michele Pawk
5 Performances Only!

  • Sundays, June 21 & 28 @ 7pm
  • Mondays, June 22 & 29 @ 7pm
  • Saturday, June 27 @ 4pm

“NEW YORK – The Laurie Beechman Theatre is very pleased to announce the world-premiere production of Phil Geoffrey Bond’s The Disney Diaries. The solo performance piece, a humorous look at one man’s experience at “Gay Days” at Walt Disney World, will play the midtown venue for five performances only!

The Laurie Beechman Theatre is located at 407 West 42nd St., in the heart of New York’s theatre district. For reservations, please call 212 695 6909. Tickets are $20. Please note there is also a $15 food/beverage minimum, and full dinner and bar menus are available. The house will open one hour prior to performance.

What happens when a wayward homosexual from New York City heads down to Orlando for the annual “Gay Days” celebration, culminating with a “magical” day at The Magic Kingdom? From the Flying Elephants of Fantasyland to the raging waters of Splash Mountain, hilarity ensues as 135,000 red shirted gays descend upon the happiest place on Earth.

Directed by Tony Award-winner Michele Pawk, The Disney Diaries features MAC and Bistro Award-winning performer Jonathan Whitton, best known for his portrayal of Hedwig in Hedwig and the Angry Inch, and his acclaimed cabaret performances.

Read more about the players after the jump!

(The Disney Diaries, continued…)

JONATHAN WHITTON (Performer) NYC Credits include Hedwig and the Angry Inch (BB King’s & The Highline Ballroom), The Street, Underwear: A Space Musical and Coris of Disapproval. Regional: The Last Five Years (Jaimie), Cabaret (Emcee), Hedwig and the Angry Inch (Hedwig), The Santaland Diaries (The Elf) and Visiting Mr. Green (Ross). Jonathan has received both the BackStage Bistro and Manhattan Association of Cabarets & Clubs (MAC) Awards for his work as a cabaret artist. His debut CD, Live at the Laurie Beechman Theatre, is available at CDBaby & iTunes. www.jonwhitton.com

phil-bond-the-disney-diariesPHIL GEOFFREY BOND (Playwright) is a six-time MAC (Manhattan Association of Clubs and Cabarets) Award winner, and is also the recipient of the Backstage Bistro and the Nightlife Award. His first book, My Friend, the Cat, is available from Xlibris press, and his second, All the Sad Young Men, is due out in the Fall of ’09. In 1993, he was awarded the Presidential Medallion from President Clinton when he was named Presidential Scholar in the Arts. He is also the recipient of the TimeOut New York Award as well as the Roger L Deakins Award, the largest creative writing award bestowed at NYU, his alma mater. His play, The Citadel, was workshopped at the Sundance Theatre Lab prior to its New York debut in 1998. Other works include The Other Side of Darkness (Bleecker St. Theatre), My Queer Youth (The Duplex Cabaret Theatre) and My Roaring 20’s: How I Learned to Drink Fast (The Laurie Beechman Theatre). He is a graduate of Tisch School of the Arts and a member of the Dramatists Guild.

MICHELE PAWK (Director) ‘s Broadway credits include Hairspray, Losing Louie, Mamma Mia!, Hollywood Arms (Tony Award) Chicago, Seussical, Cabaret (Drama Desk and Outer Critics Circle nominations, FANY Award), Triumph of Love, Crazy for You (Drama Desk nomination) and Mail. Off-Broadway credits include A Prayer for My Enemy, The Dark at the Top of the Stairs, The Paris Letter (Drama Desk nomination), After the Fair, Hello Again, Merrily We Roll Along and john & jen. On television, Michele has appeared in guest starring roles on various episodes of all of the Law and Orders and many beloved 80’s sitcoms. She is a former Walt Disney World singing performer.

Playbill: http://www.playbill.com/news/article/128994.html

Broadway World article: http://www.broadwayworld.com/article/THE_DISNEY_DIARIES_Comes_To_Laurie_Beechman_Theatre_621627_20090506

TheatreMania: http://www.theatermania.com/new-york/news/05-2009/michele-pawk-to-direct-jonathan-whitton-in-phil-ge_19039.html

USA TODAY: http://content.usatoday.com/topics/article/Places,+Geography/Towns,+Cities,+Counties/Manhattan/0e2lfM6eTO7xP/1

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