Thursday, June 25, 2009

Ground UP's Barefoot in the Park Announces Events

With revivals of Brighton Beach Memoirs and Broadway Bound coming to the Nederlander Theatre this fall, it's already looking like a Neil Simon season here in NYC. To kick things off, Ground UP Productions is presenting Simon's first big hit comedy, Barefoot in the Park, at Manhattan Theatre Source in July. In conjunction with their show, the folks at Ground UP are planning a variety of interesting tie-in events. The following is from their publicist, Lanie Zipoy:

Ground UP Productions (Kate Middleton, Producing Artistic Director) has announced a series of events to be held during its revival of Barefoot in the Park, Neil Simon's classic New York comedy, this summer. The events include talk backs with Penny Fuller and the Greenwich Village Society for Historical Preservation, a Hula-Hoop class and a gay Newlywed Game.

The series is as follows:
Wednesday, July 8th (Directly following the 8:00 pm performance)
PREVIEW POST-SHOW PARTY - Meet and greet the cast and producers of Barefoot in the Park. Refreshments will be served.

Thursday, July 9th (Begins at 7:00 pm directly before the 8:00 pm performance)
TAR HEEL TAILGATE - The company celebrates its members' University of North Carolina's roots with a Tar Heel-themed pre-show party.

Saturday, July 11th (Directly following the 2:00 pm performance)
NEWLYWED NOW - After a brief talk back on the legal status of gay marriage in the Empire State and across the country, Ground UP Productions will host the Gay Newlywed Game -- a new take on the classic 1960s game show -- with prizes for all participants.

Saturday, July 11th (Directly following the 8:00 pm performance)
BAREFOOT FLASHBACK - A post-show talk back with Tony Award nominee Penny Fuller, who starred in the original 1963 Broadway production of Barefoot in the Park.

Wednesday, July 15th (Directly following the 8:00 performance)
VILLAGE VIEWPOINT - An insightful and entertaining look at the transformation of Greenwich Village. The Greenwich Village Society for Historical Preservation will host a post-show Q&A about one of New York's favorite neighborhoods.

Thursday, July 16th (Directly following the 8:00 performance)
SINGLE MINGLE - Mingle with fellow singles at this post-show mixer.

Friday, July 17th (Directly following the 8:00 performance)
HOOPING IT UP - Hula-Hoop mania swept the nation in the 1960s. Now, after that decade's quintessential comedy, audience members may enjoy a heart-pumping Hula-Hoop class.

The events and talk backs are free with the purchase of a ticket to Barefoot in the Park.

You can find out more about the show and the company at Ground UP Productions' website.

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