When Pigs Fly is a cult camp musical from 1996 and it's coming back in an energized new Off-Broadway production.
5 Reasons You Should Get Tickets Now:
1. The music is upbeat and fun. Co-creator Howard Crabtree died of complications from AIDS several weeks before the original production opened, but he left behind a musical that is hilarious and charming. Late composer Dick Gallagher's music plays a big part in that. Check out the title number as it was performed at a September press event in the video below.
2. Bob Mackie, who was a fan of the original 1996 production, is designing the costumes. As the Emmy-winning costume designer for the entire 11-year run of The Carol Burnett Show, Mackie is a fashion icon. He has dressed Cher, RuPaul, Bette Midler, Tina Turner...and now the cast of When Pigs Fly!
3. The original production has a cult following for a reason. The original production won a billion awards: the Drama Desk Award, the Outer Critics Circle Award, and an OBIE. Mackie himself says there is "nothing mean spirited about it". This charming and joyous show is unnervingly relevant in 2017 with its themes of championing gay rights and following your sequined dreams!
4. Jordan Ahnquist. He plays Howard himself and shines in a bright performance. Singing? Check. Dancing? Check. Acting? Check. What's more, there are triple threats left and right in this adorable cast.
5. It's on that ever-elusive Monday night schedule and "dark" on Tuesdays. Go on a Monday and maybe Broadway stars will be in the audience seeing the show on their night off!
Starts October 6.