New musical opens at Westside in spring
New tuner “Rated P … for Parenthood” is set for a run at Off Broadway’s Westside Theater starting in February.
Show with book and lyrics by Sandy Rustin and music and lyrics by Dan Lipton and David Rossmer (“The Blonde Streak”) bowed in a brief run earlier this year at the South Orange Performing Arts Center in New Jersey. Andrew Asnes (“The Color Purple,” “Superior Donuts”) and Timothy Schmidt produce the Gotham transfer, to be helmed by Jeremy Dobrish.
The Westside has proven one of the more favorable venues to launch an Off Broadway production, likely due to its ability to draw tourist crowds thanks to its theater-district location. Musical “I Love You, You’re Perfect, Now Change!” played a dozen years in the multi-stage venue, and current offering “Love, Loss and What I Wore” has been running there for more than two years.
Cast for the Off Broadway incarnation remains to be announced. “Rated P” begins previews Feb. 8 ahead of a Feb. 26 opening at the Westside.