Marry Me! (2011)
Lyrics by Daniel Korb and Darren Korb
Music by Darren Korb
Thursday, Oct 13th, 2011 at 5:00 pm
This new musical bromance by the Korb Brothers is an outrageous comedy with a lot of heart about two straight best friends who marry each other for the financial benefits. But their faux gay marriage turns to all out war when one inherits a small fortune and the other refuses to give him a divorce.
Approximate Running Time: 1:30; with intermission
Alex Brightman (Duane) is thrilled to be working with the infamous Brothers Korb, as he has known them forever! Recent credits include Next to Normal at The Pioneer Theatre and Wicked on Broadway for 2 years. Film and television credits include Royal Pains on USA and Important Things w/ Demetri Martin on Comedy Central. Coming up, Alex can be seen in the indie flick, Plan B. Thanks to Dan and Darren for existing and writing stuff down on paper.
Nick can be seen currently in Book of Mormon. Off-Broadway: The Fantasticks (Theatre Hall of Fame Fellowship Award). Regional: Fantasy Football: The musical? (NYMF), Giant (Signature, world premiere), Saved (Kansas City Rep), Avenue X (Alliance). Nick was recently the winner of the reality series “The Amazing Race” on CBS. Love and thanks to Mom, Dad and Monica.
National Tour: RENT (Mrs. Cohen Maureen u/s) Regional: 42nd Street (Peggy Sawyer), Cinderella(Cinderella), CATS, (Sillabub), The Who's Tommy(Ensemble, Sally Simpson u/s), West Side Story(Anybodys)
Gary A. De Mattei has been involved with The Korb Brothers production of "Marry Me" since 2008 and can be heard as Ben Brish on the concept album. Other credits: Emerging Artists Theatre New York: The Lucy Nightmare (Cliff); Regional: The Producers (Max Bialystock); Fiorello!(Fiorello H. LaGuardia); Nine, (Guido Contini); A Funny Thing Happened On The Way To The Forum (Pseudelous); My Fair Lady (Alfred P. Doolittle);Merrily We Roll Along (Joe)
Proud member of Actor’s Equity since 2001, is thrilled to join the Korb brothers and this great cast for Marry Me! National Tours: Jersey Boys (Joey, Frankie Valli u/s), Beauty & the Beast (LeFou). Off-Broadway: If You Give a Mouse a Cookie. Favorite Regional: High School Musical, Singin’ in the Rain (Cosmo), A Chorus Line (Mike), Violet (Billy Dean), Barnum (Tom Thumb). Thanks to everyone at The Mine, and love to J.
Joi Danielle Price was last seen on Broadway in MAMMA MIA! She was also in the National Tours of MAMMA MIA! and RAGTIME, in which she understudied the role of Sarah. Joi has also appeared in the casts of regional theaters, staged readings, including SAINT HEAVEN (York Theatre), CLASS MOMS and other works in development in NYC. A native of Flint, Michigan, Joi earned a B.F.A. in Musical Theatre at the University of Michigan, where she also received a B. A. in Communication Studies and learned to speak Japanese.
Dennis O'Bannion is thrilled to be a part of Marry Me. He was most recently seen as Mingo in Crazy For You at the Cape Playhouse. Broadway : White Christmas. NYC/Regional : Crazy For You (Mingo, Maltz Jupiter Theatre), Candide (New York City Opera), Meet Me in St. Louis (Paper Mill Playhouse and TUTS) and White Christmas (Fox Theatre, Detroit). He was also seen as Jones in How Now, Dow Jones at the Fringe Festival ('09) and in Wild About Harry at NYMF ('08). One of his favorite credits includes Hello Dolly! at Paper Mill Playhouse with choreographer Mia Michaels. Thank you so much to the Korb brothers for this awesome opportunity!
Originally from Kalamazoo, MI, Kristin has her BFA in musical theater performance from Western Michigan University. Since moving to NYC, Kristin has become the lead singer of the band Audio Fiction - debut album avail. on iTunes. - Kristin also is a certified Barkan Method Hot Yoga instructor and teaches at The Yoga Room in Queens.
Charles Andrew Callaghan can next be seen in a reading of Steven Bost’s new play, The Minervae, with On the Square Productions. New York: Shotz (Under St. Mark’s), The Metaphysics of Breakfast (Fringe), Alkestis (SoHo Playhouse). Regional: A Christmas Carol, Dracula, Midsummer Night’s Dream (Denver Center), Safe in Hell, King Stag (Yale Rep), Haroun and the Sea of Stories (Williamstown). Training: Charles has a BA from Yale University and an MFA from the National Theatre Conservatory.
Lucas A. Wells- was recently seen in SPRING AWAKENING (First National Tour, dir. Michael Mayer) for two years. He has done several NYC workshops/readings (including a musical adaption of Lanford Wilson's BALM IN GILEAD, and the new adaption of On a Clear Day You Can See Forever), NYC plays (two Tennessee Williams works), several regional shows (including TOMMY), and bits of film and television. You will be able to catch him on an episode of Boardwalk Empire in the upcoming season! 'Fortunate to singing such great music with great people. Thanks to family, and supportive friends!'- For RW
Education - Bellarmine College Preparatory Theatre and Improv Comedy. Terry Schreiber Studio. BA in Journalism and Visual Arts from Fordham. TV: Life on Mars (ABC), Last of the Ninth (HBO). Logan can be heard as the gritty narrator of the smash hit video game BASTION.
Award-winning filmmaker Daniel Korb entered the entertainment industry at age 5 when he appeared on stage for the first time. Since then he has acted in, directed, written, edited, or shot over one hundred productions, including: commercials, music & corporate videos, network television, narrative short films, interactive programming, & theatrical productions.Korb's editing credits include, The Apprentice, Beauty & The Geek, Oprah's Big Give, Wipe Out, For Love or Money, and the opening credits for Die Hard 4 among others. Korb's directing credits include the Telly award winning PCI Passion commercial music videos for Quiet Drive and Icarus, and the award winning short film, Hurdy Gurdy.Selected Awards: Best Film - New Orleans Film Festival (1998), Official Entry - New York International Independent Film & Video Festival (1998), Official Entry - The Toronto International Comedy Film Festival (2002) & Best Actor - Slum Dance Film Festival in Park City. Best Commercial, Special Effects & best score - Telly Awards. Best Television Commercial - Joey Awards (1995). Nominated for Best Director, Best Achievement, & Best Editor - International Monitor Awards (1994), Best Educational Film - Cindy Awards (1994) & two Awards of Excellence for Camera Work & General Educational - Joey Awards (1993).Korb's Screenplay, MARRY ME!, on which this play is based was a quarter finalist in the Scriptapalooza, Silverscreenwriting, Storypros, and the Nicoll Fellowship screenplay competitions.
Darren was born on November 5th, 1983. Shortly thereafter, he was held upside down and smacked on the bottom, letting out what would be the first in a long line of epic wails. The public premier of his pipes occurred five years later when he took the stage in what would be the first of many musical productions. At twelve years old he picked up his first guitar and began writing rock songs and playing in a long line of bands.Darren produced his first critically acclaimed rock album while in highschool. While still in college, Darren received a Telly Award for his composition "Cullinary Excitement," and began composing for TV. In 2007 he received his BA from NYU's Gallatin School. In 2008, three of his songs were featured in the film, "The Adventures of Food Boy" starring Lucas Grabeel (High School Musical). He currently resides in Williamsburg, Brooklyn and splits his time between playing multiple instruments with several bands (Audio Fiction - bass, keys, Shelita Vaughns - guitar, Crystal DeVonne - guitar, Modakai - drums), playing sessions (guitar -Adam Green's "Morning After Midnight") working on his own music for Furly, producing other artists (A.L.X.) and composing for television and film.
Broke My Heart
Friends With Benefits
I Love You Man
Wrong About You
This is Alex singing Wrong About You from Marry Me! For the very first time at his first rehearsal and totally bringing it.
Nick Spangler and Alex Brightman rehearse BEST YEARS from Marry Me!
Alex Brightman rehearses the beginning of My Life from The Korb Brother's Marry Me!
Alex Brightman rehearses Shitty Life from Marry Me. First rehearsal with band.