Steven Tartick, BAX/Brooklyn Arts Exchange & Queer New York International Arts Festival Presents:
a New Musical by Dan Fishback
Joe's Pub at the Public Theater

425 Lafayette Street, NY, ONE NIGHT ONLY - TWO SHOWS at 7pm & 9:30pm, TICKETS HERE

Music, Lyrics & Book by Dan Fishback
Directed by Stephen Bracket

Music Directed by Dane Terry
Featuring: Lisa Clair, Erin Markey Molly Pope, Sarah Stiles, Jed Resnick & Eleanor Reissa
With accompaniment by Dane Terry & Lior Hadar
And pre-recorded tracks by Casey Holford & Matt Katz

Sarah Stiles ("Into The Woods," "Avenue Q”) joins acclaimed performance artist Erin Markey, cabaret sensation Molly Pope and Tony-nominated Yiddish theater legend Eleanor Reissa in a concert reading of downtown playwright Dan Fishback’s new musical, "The Material World," directed by Stephen Brackett ("Buyer & Cellar"). Set in a boarding house in 1921, "The Material World" features an anachronistic cast of neurotic Jews, all trying to save the planet. Gittel Fenster (Stiles), a 12-year-old radical socialist, studies Marxism to prepare for global anti-capitalist revolt, while gay nerd Ian Fleishman tests the revolutionary power of Facebook, and the Queen of Pop herself, Madonna (Markey) meditates on secret Kabbalistic codes to fix a broken universe. The characters grapple with their lofty ambitions and their capacity for failure, to an eclectic score of bouncy electro dance pop, ramshackle twee-folk and classic Tin Pan Alley. The second installment of “The Ian Fleishman Trilogy,” and a sequel to Fishback's erotic Chanukah comedy "You Will Experience Silence," "The Material World" was the surprise hit of the 2012 HOT Festival at Dixon Place, extending its sold-out, critically acclaimed run three times.