Martin Shkreli / Hip-Hop Parody Musical to Premiere Off-Broadway
First preview May 11th at 8 p.m.; opening night Saturday, May 13th at 8 p.m.
New York, NY, May 11, 2017 (Newswire.com) - PharmaBro: An American Douchical! will premiere Off-Broadway with a limited engagement, six-week run at the Players Theatre from May 11th to June 18th, 2017. Formerly titled Martin Shkreli's Game, the musical had its world premiere in July 2016 with a sold-out run at the Workshop Theatre in Midtown Manhattan.
PharmaBro is about — you guessed it — "pharma bro" Martin Shkreli, the ex-Pharmaceuticals CEO who raised the price of Daraprim by 5,000% and will be facing trial on June 26th, 2017 — eight days after the show closes.
The show satirizes Shkreli's bizarre purchase of a certain one-of-a-kind hip-hop album, and the ensuing heist by said hip-hop group to get it back. It is a timely examination of corporate greed, the American Dream gone wrong, the influence of the media, and the importance of art. Shkreli is very much an ambassador of Trump's America (he even pledged to release the album if Trump won) — and this show gives the audience a chance to root against Shkreli and all that he represents, while tapping their toes to some fun, catchy tunes.
"The musical heist you never knew you wanted but would DEFINITELY go see!"
Written and Produced by: Lauren Gundrum & Joel Esher
Directed by: Tyler Spicer
Performances will run May 11th - June 18th, 2017 at Players Theatre, 115 MacDougal Street, NYC
Thursdays at 8 p.m.
Fridays at 8 p.m.
Saturdays at 5 p.m. and 8 p.m.
Select Sunday matinees:
May 21st at 3 p.m.
June 4th at 2 p.m.
June 11th at 3 p.m.
June 18th at 3 p.m.
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Running time: 85 minutes, no intermission
PHARMABRO - SHORT DESCRIPTION
Martin Shkreli f***ed with the wrong rap group, and he's about to get what's coming to him: a musical heist.
PharmaBro: an American Douchical! is a story about corporate greed, the American Dream gone wrong, and what happens when you try to f*** with a certain hip-hop group.
When evil "pharma bro" Martin Shkreli raised the price of Daraprim 5,000%, he became one of America's real-life villains. Then, he did the unthinkable: purchased, hoarded, and threatened to destroy a one-of-a-kind hip-hop album that the world had been anticipating for years. Watch Martin Shkreli get what's coming to him in "the musical heist you never knew you wanted but would DEFINITELY go see" (Yahoo Music).
For more information, contact: Lauren Gundrum at firstname.lastname@example.org or (609) 221-0602 or visit www.PharmaBroMusical.com
Source: PharmaBro: An American Douchical