Fucking Hipsters! (2011)
Music by Lori Scarlett and John Ballinger
Lyrics by Lori Scarlett
“Fucking Hipsters!” is set in Williamsburg, Brooklyn, and follows Lars (Brandon Wardell of “Catch Me if You Can”), lead-singer for the indie band Mark Twain’s Moustache. Lars is the hipster king: he has a successful music career, he’s idealistic and socially active, plus, he brews his own beer. Lars’ world is thrown into turmoil when he meets the young Korean-American spitfire Josie Harvey (Emily Borromeo) one night after a show. Josie immediately penetrates the hipster scene with her beauty, smarts and sexual aggressiveness. But bad luck follows Josie: her abusive ex-boyfriend drained her bank account and her apartment has termites. When she moves into The Moustache Loft to seek refuge, she throws Lars’ relationships with keyboardist Evangeline (Heather Robb of The Spring Standards ), and the inter-racial-gay-married-born-again rhythm section of Buck (Luke Smith) and Tomatoes (Kyle Lamar Mitchell) into turmoil. Will The Moustache survive? Will Josie?
Approximate Running Time: 1:45 including intermission; with intermission
BRANDON WARDELL* (Lars) NY; Catch Me if You Can, Evil Dead the Musical, Good Vibrations, Assassins, Thoroughly Modern Millie and James Joyce’s The DeaD. Other Theatre: Leap of Faith, Rent (at the Hollywood Bowl) and Accomplice: NY and Hollywood Productions. Film; Circle of Fury, The Turing Love Affair and The Rooster. coming soon: National Amazon Kindle commercial. BAND: Space Cock. 2010 finalist for the Robert Goulet: Moustached American of the Year Award. www.brandonwardell.com. Much love to SGW.
Emily Borromeo* (Josie Harvey) is thrilled to be a part of Hipsters at NYMF. She graduated from Brown University with a degree in Business Organizations and an honors thesis in Theatre Arts. NY: I'll Be Damned (Vineyard Theater). Favorite roles: Marcy Park (Spelling Bee), Sally Bowles (Cabaret). She loves farmer's markets, dogs, swimming, and crystal light. Love to Mom, Dad, Bri, and ER. www.emilyborromeo.com
Heather Robb* (Evangeline) is an actress, musician, teacher, traveler, food lover and Hall & Oates fan. She is so happy to be working with this ridiculously talented group of people, and honored to be a part of this exciting new work. Most of her time is spent in a van, touring the country with her band The Spring Standards. www.thespringstandards.com*
Kyle Lamar Mitchell* (Tomatoes) graduated from Yale University where he was a member of the Whiffenpoofs, the country’s oldest collegiate a cappella singing group. Recent credits include: lead in the national tour of Four Score and Seven Years Ago (ArtsPower National Touring Theatre), Winner Take All (FringeNYC), Clothes for a Summer Hotel (White Horse Theatre Company), Usher: A New Musical (FringeNYC) and Featured Soloist in Hot as Cole: Celebrating Yale in Musical Theater (Joe's Pub). Endless love to his mom, whose unconditional love carries him from here to infinity and beyond.)
Luke Smith* (Buck) is thrilled to be making is NYMF debut as a F$#*king Hipster. Professional credits include: The Caucasian Chalk Circle (Sonnet Repertory Theater), Hedwig and the Angry Inch (No Rules), Godspell (Olney Theater), My Fair Lady and Chasing Aimee (Signature Theater). Recent graduate of University of North Carolina School of the Arts. Luke is also a member of the group "Awning," whose music can be heard at Awning.bandcamp.com.
Jennifer Bowles* (Ensemble) Broadway: American Idiot; National Tours: The Drowsy Chaperone, Wonderful Town; Regional: Minsky's (Ahmanson Theater, LA), The Rocky Horror Show, But, I'm A Cheerleader (ASCAP); Television: Boardwalk Empire, Saturday Night Live (back up dancer for Kanye West). Proud supporter of these guys: http://www.grownyc.org/oroe. For Amy Pond and Bilbo Baggins.
F Michael Haynie* (Ensemble) Cannot grow a mustache; is self-conscious about it. F has played a lot of highschoolers and a rock star President. Next: "Carrie" with MCC Theatre starting January 31st, 2011 and in David Chase's film "The Twylight Zones" (working title) in theatres next Fall. Check out F's music: youtube.com/SongsintheKeyofF. Thanks: Ms, D, JP, FF&FA, the Mine, and my GOTEMs. Tweet me @fmichaelhaynie
Jeff Tuohy* (Ensemble) is a nationally touring, singer/songwriter who has shared bills with The Black Crowes, Natasha Bedingfield, Rusted Root, Smash Mouth and more. Theater credits include: Bat Boy- the Musical (Bat Boy), Last 5 Years (Jamie), Breaking Up is Hard to Do (Del), Working (Brother Trucker), and Sideman (Ziggy), among others. Proud member of Actors' Equity. Graduate of Emerson College. Thanks Mom, Dad, Grandma, Kari and family! Jefftuohy.com
Keythe is the co-author (with Brian Flemming and Laurence O’Keefe) of BAT BOY: THE MUSICAL which received the Lucille Lortel and Outer Critic’s Circle Awards for Best Off-Broadway Musical in 2001. The World Premiere production, which Keythe directed, was a winner of Best Musical, Direction and Writing honors as well. BAT BOY has been produced in hundreds of cities throughout the United States and has had international productions in Australia, Canada, Germany, Spain, Japan, South Korea, and London.
Keythe’s most recent work is the spaghetti western play-with-music STRANGER (written with Eva Anderson) which was produced in Los Angeles in 2009. Daily Variety raved that STRANGER “has the visceral kick and grungy, lived-in feel of a Sergio Leone classic... Anderson and Farley's writing is funny and ultimately moving, and their plot is as twisty and vicious as an angry rattlesnake.”
Keythe’s other writing credits include the screenplay for BAT BOY: THE MOVIE MUSICAL, the teleplay BEACH BLANKET BONGO for VH-1, the RUGRATS episode FAMOUS BABIES, 1998 and 1999 Independent Spirit Award Ceremonies and many segments for the television news magazine SPLIT SCREEN which aired on the Independent Film Channel.
Keythe is a long-time member of The Actors’ Gang theatre company, where he has written, directed and/ or appeared in dozens of shows since he joined them in 1990.
Currently, Keythe is touring the US and the world playing O’Brien in a new adaptation of George Orwell’s 1984 which was directed by Academy Award Winner Tim Robbins. Keythe played Old Kuno in Robert Wilson’s production of THE BLACK RIDER at the Ahmanson in Los Angeles, and was Phileas Fogg in AROUND THE WORLD IN 80 DAYS at the Cleveland Playhouse. Keythe has a long list of film and television credits, as well.
Keythe directs character voices for cartoons including ADVENTURE TIME WITH FINN AND JAKE, RUGRATS and AS TOLD BY GINGER. In addition, Keythe casts and directs VO for video game titles such as GOD OF WAR, DANCE CENTRAL, TRANSFORMERS, MARVEL: ULTIMATE ALLIANCE 2 and many others. As a voice actor, Keythe can be heard as the voice of the 2010 Character of the Year Thane Krios in MASS EFFECT 2. He is also the voice of Hornitos Tequila. Other VO credits include: Nike, Toyota, IBM, Caesar’s Palace, US Cellular, Rugrats and Aahhh!! Real Monsters, to name a few.
Keythe lives in Los Angeles with his wife Ann Closs-Farley and his two daughters Violet and Ruby.
Lori Scarlett is the composer/lyricist for "The Breakup Notebook: The Lesbian Musical," for which she received LADCC and Garland Awards for Best Score, and the Ovation Award for World Premiere Musical. "The Breakup Notebook" has been performed around the country, and was part of the 2007 NAMT Festival of New Musicals. Her critically-acclaimed musical "Sneaux! The Sinsational Gothic Figureskating Musical" was directed by Andy Fickman and ran for eight months at L.A.'s Matrix Theater.
For 26 years John earned a living as a performing multi-instrumentalist and singer. Notable collaborations include Van Dyke Parks, Pato Banto, Tracy Bonham, and national tours for Moira Smiely, Rufus Wainwright, and Dancing With The Stars. Since he began composing and arranging for theater in 1999 he was won two LA Weekly Award for original music and one for sound design as well as two Ovation nominations for music and sound design. John composed the music for all but one of the seven annual Ken Roht's 99c Store Holiday Shows, The Joan Rivers Show at the Geffen Theater, Midsummer Night's Dream at South Coast Rep, and O-lan Jone's Songs & Dances of Imaginary Lands.
John is two-time Tony Award-nominated choreographer of Into The Woods and Urinetown:The Musical. He also received an Obie Award, Lucille Lortel Award and Dora Award for Urinetown, as well as nominations for Drama Desk and Outer Critics Circle Awards. Other Broadway credits include Dirty Blonde, Love! Valour! Compassion!, Dance of The Vampires, Dance of Death and the Beach Boys musical Good Vibrations, which he also directed. New York City Center Encores! Series work includes The Pajama Game, Out of This World and On A Clear Day You Can See Forever. He choreographed A Little Night Music for the Sondheim Celebration at The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts.
He's also choreographed numerous films and tv shows including recently Something Borrowed, The Other Guys, Arthur, The Thomas Crown Affair, Bride Wars, The Last Days of Disco, Sex and the City, Big Love, Blue Bloods and won the 2004 Media Choreography Honors, the highest honor in film choreography, for his pioneering work in motion capture technology for The Polar Express. He directed the BBC/PBS Great Performances show Thou Swell, Thou Witty: The Songs of Rogers and Hart. He won honorable mention as Best Director for his direction of Academy at the 2009 New York Music Theatre Festival and Best Musical at the Daegu International Music Theater Festival in South Korea. He recently directed and choreographed the spectacular dark circus Cirque Berzerk at the Nokia Center in Los Angeles.
JOHNNY ROSCOE PRODUCTIONS (Producer) THEATRE: CATCH ME IF YOU CAN, HOW TO SUCCEED IN BUSINESS WITHOUT REALLY TRYING (starring Daniel Radcliffe and John Larroquette. FILM: In development for the feature film SHIFT, which begins shooting in the Spring of 2012. ALBUMS: Three Grammy nominations for: FELA!, AIN’T MISBEHAVIN’ (starring AMERICAN IDOL winner Ruben Studdard) and GYPSY (starring Patti LuPone). Other albums; HOW TO SUCCEED IN BUSINESS WITHOUT REALLY TRYING, ROOMS: A Rock Romance and ANNIE: 30th Anniversary Cast Recording (starring Carol Burnett, Sally Struthers and Kathie Lee Gifford). www.johnnyroscoe.com
Holly Coombs is very excited to be working with the creators and cast of Fucking Hipsters!, as well as Johnny Roscoe Productions. Other productions she has recently been apart of are (B'way) Catch Me If You Can, (Seattle Regional Credits) Aladdin, A Christmas Story the Musical, God of Carnage, Catch Me If You Can, (Industrial Credits) Coca Cola 125th Anniversary, Consumer Electronics Show, and the IBM Gala.
Christopher most recently produced and directed My Name Is Yin, winner of the 2011 Samuel French Festival. His other producing credits include Saviana Stanescu’s White Embers (2010 Samuel French winner), Chris Wells’ Olsen Terror (Joe’s Pub, Dixon Place), and the 42nd season of Yale Cabaret as Artistic Co-Director.
Reed Ridgley has General Managed many shows Off-Broadway. Favorite projects include, THE SCOTTSBORO BOYS, WIG OUT!, BEAUTIFUL CHILD, THE LONG CHRISTMAS RIDE HOME, MIRACLE BROTHERS and [title of show].
LINDSEY TURTELTAUB* (Production Stage Manager) Recent production credits include Soldiers Songs (International Festival of Arts & Ideas); Autumn Sonata, A Delicate Balance, POP!, and Battle of Black and Dogs (Yale Rep); New Works-In-Progress 2010 (NYTW, featuring works by Motti Lerner, Harrison Rivers, and Joan Vail Thorne); Readings Festival I (NYSAF, featuring new plays by Yussef El Guindi, Theresa Rebeck, Julian Sheppard, and Bryan Delaney); and Love’s Labour’s Lost, Pericles on the High Seas, Gulliver’s Travels, and Carnage, A Comedy with The Actors’ Gang. MFA, Yale School of Drama.
Elizabeth Schiavo* (Assistant Stage Manager) received her BA/Stage Management degree from Marymount Manhattan College. Some of her regional work includes, Bell, Book and Candle, Romance, Tru and recently Enter Laughing. Her Off-Broadway credits include: A Brush with Georgia O'Keeffe and Marie Antoinette: The Color of Flesh. She is very excited to be working with this wonderful group of Hipsters, here at NYMF.
Beowulf Boritt (Scenic Consultant) Broadway: The Scottsboro Boys (Tony Nomination), Rock of Ages, Sondheim on Sondheim, …Spelling Bee, Lovemusik, The Two and Only. Off- Broadway: More than 50 shows including The Last Five Years, Toxic Avenger, Miss Julie, Public, Roundabout, MTC, 2nd Stage, Vineyard, New Group, Pearl, American Place, Keen Company. Other Designs: The Seven Deadly Sins (New York City Ballet) Paradise Found (London) , Reel to Real (Beijing) and 2 editions of the Ringling Brothers and Barnum & Bailey Circus. He received a 2007 OBIE Award for sustained excellence in set design.
Ann Closs-Farley (Costume Designer) recent credits include The Pee-wee Herman Show, Disney's Toy Story: The Musical, An Evening Without Monty Python, Margo Veil, Family Fun Festival of Tragedy, Pinocchio, Same-O, Girls Talk, Having It All, The Receptionist, How To Disappear Without Really Trying, Land of the Tigers, and James and the Giant Peach, as well as The Projectionist at the Center Theatre Group/Kirk Douglas Theatre. She received a 2009 Ovation Award for Ken Roht's 99-Cent Only Calendar Girl Competition, and L.A. Weekly and Garland Awards for her work on Bat Boy: The Musical, When Tigers Smoked Long Pipes, and Echo's Hammer, among manyothers. Closs-Farley is a long time member of the Los Angeles Actors' Gang and evidEnce room companies. She currently styles the World Poker Tour on television and teaches costume design for the HeArt Project. Ann has won the Center Theatre Group's 2010 Richard E. Sherwood Award. The honor, which carries a $10,000 cash prize, was created in 1996 to identify and support innovative, adventurous artists in different areas of theater, and to build a creative relationship between the recipient and Center Theatre Group.
JASON LYONS Broadway: Rock of Ages, In the Heights, The Threepenny Opera, Barefoot in the Park, Good Vibrations. Recent: Bring It On: The Musical, White Noise (Chicago), Uncle Vanya (CSC), Broke-ology (LCT), Clay (LCT3), Scarcity (Atlantic), Vigils(Goodman), Evil Dead the Musical (NYC and Toronto), Sive and The Field (Irish Rep), Once Around the Sun, Kiki & Herb: Coup de Theatre. The New Group:Marie & Bruce, Blood From a Stone, Mourning Becomes Electra, Rafta Rafta, Two Thousand Years, The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie, Abigail’s Party, Hurlyburly, Aunt Dan and Lemon, Comedians. Faculty: Purchase College.
Michael Vincent Skinner [Sound Design] Mike has been designing for musicals and plays since 1993. Credits include: Bossa Nova (Yale Rep), Neighborhood 3: Requisition of Doom (W.H.A.T.) Ink’D (Playwrights Realm), Phedre, Medea, White Embers, Much Ado About Nothing, The Rocky Horror Show, Evil Dead the Musical, Cloud Tectonics, Arsenic & Old Lace, Cannibal! The Musical, Far Way, A Piece of My Heart, Jesus Christ Superstar, Anything Goes, Pink Floyd’s The Wall, The Who’s Tommy, Seussical The Musical, Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory and many, many others. Associate Sound Designer: Trouble In Mind (Arena Stage), Compulsion (Yale Rep). Listen to some of Mike’s compositions at skinnerdesign.podbean.com.
AARON RHYNE (Projection Design) Mr. Rhyne’s designs include; BROADWAY: Bonnie and Clyde. OPERA: Jerry Springer: The Opera, (Carnegie Hall, Sydney Opera House). OFF BROADWAY: The Blue Flower and All New People (Second Stage), Graceland(Lincoln Center), Spirit Control (Manhattan Theatre Club), Dutchman (Cherry Lane), Taylor Mac’s Obie award winning The Lily’s Revenge (HERE). REGIONAL: Bonnie & Clyde (La Jolla Playhouse, Asolo Rep); The Civil War (Ford’s Theatre); Working (Asolo Rep, Broadway in Chicago), Whisper House, Working, Welcome to Arroyo’s, Rocky Horror Show (The Old Globe) The Last Five Years (Asolo Rep), Academy (Maltz-Jupiter), and The Wild Duck (Bard Summerscape). Additionally, Mr. Rhyne creates and directs content for various television projects, including NBC’s The Marriage Ref. www.aaronrhyne.com
44 Broadway productions, including Disney’s The Lion King, Beauty and the Beast, Tarzan, The Little Mermaid, and Aida. He has staged the fights for the opera Cyrano de Bergerac starring Placido Domingo at the Metropolitan Opera, The Royal Opera House, and the LaScala in Milan, Italy; and for over 40 productions on five continents. Film: The Game Plan starring Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson; Dan in Real Life starring Steve Carell and Juliette Binoche; and Hamlet starring Campbell Scott. He served as the chief stunt coordinator for Guiding Light and staged the fights for First Jedi, a CD-ROM for George Lucas. Rick received the Lucille Lortel Award for Sustained Excellence in 2007. He teaches at Yale School of Drama, The New School for Drama, and The Neighborhood Playhouse. He is a company member of The Drama Dept., a board member of The Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey, and the author of the play Buried Treasure.
track 01 - Mean It
Track 02- Hypothetical Girl
Track 03 - Fucking Hipsters
Wardell's Moustache Leads NYMF's HIPSTERS
American Mustache Institute, August 31, 2011
Brandon Wardell will lead the cast of FUCKING HIPSTERS! at The New York Musical Theatre Festival...