New York, NY (PRWEB) April 18, 2007
Jimi Hendrix, Janis Joplin, Jim Morrison and Kurt Cobain all died at 27. The rock musical/satirical about the fictitious conversations in heaven between the four rock gods opens for an extended run in New York April 19. After a successful US tour with sold out shows and standing ovations, 27 Heaven opens at Dillon's Restaurant and Lounge, 245 West 54th Street (between Broadway and 8th Ave.). Tickets are on sale now through SmartTix.com
Written by New York Times best selling author/award winning writer Ian Halperin and author Todd Shapiro, and directed by Adam Roebuck (Wedding Singer, Vagina Monologues) the four rock icons come back to life in a wickedly funny, haunting and rich parable that will rivet audiences with modern decorativeness and irony, and evocation of different times. Part fiction, part real, part visionary history, part revolutionary tract, this play will by turns delight, shock, frustrate and inspire fans of the four legendary rock icons. The rock musical is filled with original music backed by a band. The show will rock your socks off from start to finish.
27 Heaven opens with a recently deceased and rather confused Cobain meeting Hendrix, Joplin and Morrison at the Great Gig in the Sky. Cobain must decide whether or not he wants to walk through the same, exclusive gates of heaven as the three rock icons -- whom have all been up there at least 25 years. Initially he seems keen to join the exclusive club as they share their experience, warmth and wisdom with him. But a lot has changed since these rockers challenged the terrestrial system. As the conversation wear on, Cobain realizes the three rock icons are more whacked than ever -- Joplin still drinks excessively, Morrison has become an Orthodox Jew and Hendrix is no longer the psychedelic prophet of guitar mageddon, but rather a staunch advocate for a drug-free paradise.
Throughout this saga filled with joy, pain, humor and bitterness, a whole submerged world is vividly called into being. It is the engrossing play of three people locked in a karmic bind through successive lives and of one man's struggle -- Cobain -- to decide if he wants to become part of this eccentric and whacky world. 27 Heaven unfolds disquieting truths and mysteries; evils that resound through history; and wonders that attain the power of legend of four of the biggest figures ever in pop culture who all have one major thing in common besides countless platinum records -- death at age 27.
27 Heaven runs every Thursday and Saturday night 8:30 pm at Dillons Restaurant and Lounge starting April 19. Tickets available at SmartTix.com or at the door at Dillons 45 minutes before the show.
Please visit http://www.27heaven.com.
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