THE PERFORMERS is David West Read's new romantic comedy about life and love in the adult entertainment industry. This World Premiere production features the sizable talents of Cheyenne Jackson (Xanadu, “30 Rock”), Ari Graynor (For A Good Time, Call…, Relatively Speaking),Daniel Breaker (Passing Strange, Shrek The Musical) and Jenni Barber(The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee), with Alicia Silverstone(Clueless, The Graduate) and Henry Winkler (“Happy Days,” “Arrested Development”). Evan Cabnet directs.
It is the night of the Adult Film Awards, and Lee (Breaker), a tabloid journalist, has come to Las Vegas to interview his high school friend Mandrew (Jackson), a hot new star. Lee, who’s accompanied by his fiancée Sara (Silverstone), first sees Mandrew as an exotic creature; but soon enough begins to question his own, more conservative lifestyle. Meanwhile, Sara is having doubts too, and she enlists Mandrew’s wife Peeps (Graynor) – also a performer – to compare notes on intimacy and the fear of commitment. Awards, sequins, and Barry Manilow converge as everyone tries to navigate the ins, outs, ups and downs of relationships. Thank goodness Chuck Wood (Winkler), the hardest-working man in the business, is on hand to remind everyone that size matters… but love matters more.
THE PERFORMERS is a hilarious romantic comedy sure to heat up Broadway this season.