Marla Mindelle Musical The Big Gay Jamboree Sets Off-Broadway Premiere | Playbill

Off-Broadway News Marla Mindelle Musical The Big Gay Jamboree Sets Off-Broadway Premiere

The Titaníque co-writer and star will lead the cast as a woman trapped in a Golden Age Off-Broadway musical.

Marla Mindelle Heather Gershonowitz

The Big Gay Jamboree, a new musical from Titaníque co-writer Marla Mindelle, will premiere Off-Broadway at the Orpheum Theatre this fall. Performances will begin September 14 ahead of an October 1 opening night.

The new show features a book by Mindelle and Jonathan Parks-Ramage and a score by Mindelle and Philip Drennen. Mindelle will star as Stacey, a woman who wakes up after a night of heavy drinking and finds herself trapped in an Off-Broadway Golden Age musical. Forced to put her musical theatre degree in action, Stacey has to figure out how to escape this singing and dancing prison in front of a live audience.

Conor Gallagher is directing and choreographing, leading a creative team that also includes scenic designer dots, costume designer Sarah Cubbage, lighting designer Brian Tovar, sound designer Justin Stasiw, projection designer Aaron Rhyne, and hair and wig designer Leah J. Loukas. David Dabbon will provide musical supervision and arrangements. Casting is by Stephen Kopel.

Further casting is to be announced. Sue Wagner, John Johnson, and LuckyChap are producing. LuckyChap, a production company founded by Margot Robbie, Tom Ackerley, Josey McNamara, and Sophia Kerr previously was developing the project with Mindelle for the screen. The Barbie producers announced the project in 2019.

"Few things have given us greater hope in the future of the American theatre than the recent renaissance we’ve seen happen downtown," say Wagner and Johnson in a joint statement. "We’re excited to bring Marla back to Off-Broadway audiences, and welcome LuckyChap into the theatrical fray."

"We’ve been admiring Marla Mindelle’s work for quite some time and our adoration only grew when we were blown away by Titaníque," adds LuckyChap. "We knew that we wanted to be a part of bringing Marla’s The Big Gay Jamboree to the stage. We’ve been wanting to find a way into the theatre space and couldn’t be more thrilled for this to be our first foray alongside the incredible team involved."

Tickets go on sale beginning at noon ET April 24 at

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