Proudly Presents the World Premiere of
KHAN!!! THE MUSICAL!
A parody trek-tacular
Co-Written, composed, and lyrics by
Co-conceived and additional materials by
Directed by JOHN LAMPE
FOUR-WEEK LIMITED OFF-BROADWAY ENGAGEMENT
MAY 4 – JUNE 4, 2023 AT THE PLAYERS THEATRE
OPENING NIGHT IS SATURDAY, MAY 6 AT 7 P.M.
New York, NY – PEEKSKILL PRODUCTIONS is pleased to announce the world premiere production of KHAN!!! THE MUSICAL!: A Parody Trek-tacular, co-written, composed, and lyrics by Brent Black, co-conceived and additional materials by Alina Morgan, musical direction by Nicholas Kaminski, choreography by Angel Reed, and directed by John Lampe. KHAN!!! THE MUSICAL will play a five-week limited engagement at Off-Broadway’s Players Theatre (115 MacDougal St, New York, NY 10012). Performances begin Thursday, May 4, and continue through Sunday, June 4. Opening Night is Saturday, May 6 (7 p.m.). Tickets are $25-$65 and are available at www.khaniscoming.com
It is 2366, and Data the Android presents his campy musical adaptation of The Wrath of Khan. In this sci-fi send-up, an older Captain Kirk is experiencing a “coming of middle age” story when his nemesis Khan escapes exile and vows revenge. The ensuing cat-and-mouse game sparks an adventure that includes Vulcan tap dancing, Kirk’s long-lost son (a William Shatner impersonator), and of course… mutant space chickens!
According to Greg Ehrhardt, OnStageBlog, here are the reasons “Why Star Trek Fans Should Be Excited for “Khan!!! The Musical!”:
- It’s centered around the best Star Trek story of the canon
- The musical appears to be in good hands with a true Star Trek fan.
- It’s gunning for mainstream appeal
- …I’m counting down the days.”
The production stars Zachary Kropp (returning to the stage after being honorably discharged from the US Air Force) as Khan, Julian Manjerico (Beppo the Clown in A Man Called Otto opposite Tom Hanks) as Data, Clayton Matthews as Sulu/Chekov, Lindsey M.E. Newton (Soviet Rebel Girl – BMI Workshop & 54 Below concert) as Bones/Scotty, Max Nusbaum (John Wilkes Booth in Assassins – St. Jeans Theatre/ Applause) as Spock, Crystal Marie Stewart (Judas Iscariot in Ring of Keys’ Queering the Canon: Andrew Lloyd Webber concert – Joe’s Pub) as Uhura/Carol Marcus, Shyaporn Theerakulstit (Lt. Hikaru Sulu on the long-running fan series, Star Trek: New Voyages Phase II) as Kirk, and Laura Whittenberger (three-time nominee “Broadway World Best Performer in a Musical”) as Saavik.
The production features scenic design by Ivey Jenkins-Long, lighting design by Melissa Shawcross, costume design by Jolene Richardson, general management by Leah Michalos/Michalos Management, marketing by Table7Strategy, and publicity by Katie Rosin/Kampfire PR. The stage manager is Rebecca Batson and the assistant stage manager is Tony Lehman.
KHAN!!! THE MUSICAL plays the following regular schedule through Sunday, June 4:
Thursdays at 7 p.m.
Fridays at 7 p.m.
Saturdays at 2 p.m. and 7 p.m.
Sundays at 2 p.m.
Tickets are $25-65 and are now available online at www.khaniscoming.com or by calling 212-475-1449 Tickets may also be purchased in-person at the theater box office half-hour prior to the performance.
Running Time: 2:15 with intermission
BRENT BLACK (Composer/lyricist/bookwriter) is a proud alum of NYU Tisch’s Graduate Musical Theatre Writing Program and has written or co-written seven musicals including I’ll Be Damned (co-written by Rob Broadhurst) which played Off-Broadway at the Vineyard Theatre in 2010 and starred Mary Testa. In 2008, he created a youth arts program called “Let’s Make a Musical” which he led at the Brass Ring Performing Arts Center in Ardmore, Oklahoma. He is best known for his YouTube parody music channel Brentalfloss; the channel has garnered nearly half a million subscribers and spawned 3 major album releases, all reaching the top 10 of the iTunes and Billboard comedy charts. He is the co-creator of the video game Use Your Words, and co-hosted the podcasts Trends Like These with Travis McElroy and Question Box with Kate Sloan. https://www.brentalfloss.com/
JOHN LAMPE (Director) is a New York-based director, actor, and musician. As a director, he has helmed new works such as Aunt Jack (Unstoppable Theatre) and classics like Richard III (New York Shakespeare Company). Onstage, he has performed at many historic New York venues such as the Nuyorican Cafe, The Players Theatre, and the Stonewall Inn, among many others. He is currently the Artistic Director of ANDTheatre Company where he helps to bring new works to the stage. AEA. BFA: Stephens College. Keep in touch at www.johnlampe.com.
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Who: PEEKSKILL PRODUCTIONS
What: KHAN!!! THE MUSICAL!: A Parody Trek-tacular
Where: Off-Broadway’s Players Theatre (115 MacDougal St, New York, NY 10012)
When: May 4 – June 4
How: $25-$65 and are available at www.KhanisComing.com.
It is 2366, and Data the Android presents his campy musical adaptation of The Wrath of Khan.