“So Long Boulder City,” the solo stage spoof inspired by the recent Oscar contender “La La Land,” has lined up an Off Broadway run in December following a well-received premiere in L.A. earlier this year.
Starring Jimmy Fowlie (“Go-Go Boy Interrupted”), who co-wrote the show with director Jordan Black, “So Long Boulder City” imagines the unsuccessful one-woman show that Mia Dolan, the “La La Land” protagonist played by Emma Stone, self-produces and performs in the film. In the movie, “So Long Boulder City” barely attracts an audience; among the notably absent is Mia’s boyfriend, played in the film by Ryan Gosling.
Fowlie and Black, who have both worked with L.A. comedy troupe The Groundlings, use that “La La Land” sequence as the jumping-off point for a skewering look at ambition in Hollywood. After earning strong reviews in L.A. over the summer, “So Long Boulder City” arrives Off Broadway in a New York run produced by Mike Lavoie, Carlee Briglia and Keith Boynton. Lavoie was one of the producers of “Oh, Hello On Broadway,” another theater production that had its origins in the comedy world.
The Off Broadway staging of “So Long Boulder City” starts previews Dec. 1 ahead of a Dec. 7 opening at the Subculture Theater. The five-week run finishes up Jan. 7.