Acclaimed creators of family entertainment TheaterWorksUSA will bring Dog Man: The Musical back to New York, beginning its limited eight-week run on March 4th to April 30th, 2013.
A hilarious heartfelt family adventure , the NY Times Critic’s Pick, Dog Man: The Musical has been called an “ Epic musical” (New York Family) that is “Non-stop enjoyment from beginning to end” (Plays to See). Dog Man follows the chronicles of a canine superhero who loves to fight crime and chew on the furniture. But while trying his best to be a good boy, can he save the city from Flippy the cyborg fish and his army of Beasty Buildings? Can he catch Petey, the world’s most evil cat, who has cloned himself to exact revenge on the doggy do-gooder? And will George and Harold finish their show before lunchtime?? Find out in this epic musical adventure featuring the hilarity and heart of beloved characters from Dav Pilkey, the award-winning and worldwide bestselling author and illustrator of Captain Underpants and Cat Kid Comic Club . An all-new Dog Man book , Dog Man: Twenty Thousand Fleas Under the Sea , will be published by Scholastic on March 28, 2023.
“I’m thrilled that the talented team at TheaterWorksUSA is bringing Dog Man back on stage. Dog Man: The Musical is the perfect mash-up of memorable music, humor, and love, and I’m so excited that even more kids and families will get to see it!” Dog Man creator Dav Pilkey
“As we optimistically emerge from a few challenging years, what better way to do that than sharing laughter and joy with our families? We are thrilled to be able to partner with New World Stages to bring families back to the theater in New York City this Spring. And the return of the musical is just in time to coincide with the release of the next book in this global bestselling series that encourages reading, imagination, and friendship!” TheaterWorksUSA’s Executive Director, Michael Harrington
Dog Man: The Musical is based on the #1 bestselling Dog Man book series by Dav Pilkey, it has an original book and lyrics by Kevin Del Aguila (Two-time Emmy Award-winning writer of the PBS show Peg + Cat), and music by Brad Alexander (Drama Desk Nominated See Rock City & Other Destinations) with orchestrations by Lloyd Kikoler and will be directed and choreographed by Jen Wineman (NY: Less Than 50%). It debuted as part of TWUSA’s celebrated Family Summer Theater program in 2019 where it received raves from audiences and critics alike.
Monday at 7 PM; Friday at 7 PM.
Saturday at 11 AM/ 2 PM/ 4:30 PM/ Sunday at 12 PM / 3 PM
Added school performances Thursday at 11 AM (open to the public beginning in April);
Run Time: Approximately 85 mins with intermission
For tickets and more information, DogManTheMusical.com
More about THEATERWORKSUSA:
(Barbara Pasternack, Artistic Director; Michael Harrington, Executive Director) has led the Theater for Young and Family Audiences movement in New York City and across North America for over half a century. At TWUSA, we believe that access to art—and theater, in particular—is vital for our youth. Since 1961, the 501(c)3 not-for-profit has captured the imaginations of 100 million new and veteran theatergoers with an award-winning repertoire of over 140 original plays and musicals. Acclaimed alumni include Kristen Anderson-Lopez and Robert Lopez (Disney’s Frozen), Daphne Rubin-Vega (Rent), Jerry Zaks (The Music Man), Benj Pasek and Justin Paul (Dear Evan Hansen), Miguel Cervantes (Hamilton), Kathleen Chalfant (Angels in America), and Chuck Cooper (Tony award-winning actor, The Life). WWW.TWUSA.ORG