Sweepstakes Announced for Buddy Drew – The Musical Facebook Page Beginning November 30th

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Buddy Drew – The Musical now gives fans a chance to win a $25 gift card by liking the musical’s Facebook page, http://www.facebook.com/BuddyDrewtheMusical.

Facebook fans can support us and receive an entry to win at the same time!

By liking the Facebook page, fans are entered into a sweepstakes for a $25 gift card.

Now fans of Buddy Drew – The Musical will be rewarded for liking the Facebook page, http://www.facebook.com/BuddyDrewtheMusical. By liking the Facebook page, fans are entered into a sweepstakes for a $25 American Express gift card. The sweepstakes runs from November 30, 2011 to January 31, 2012. And if you’re excited about that, look for the sweepstakes in mid-December that gives you entries to win another $25 gift card for referring friends who like the Facebook page.

Those who are anticipating Buddy Drew – The Musical, which debuts February 24 & 25 at the Soundry in Vienna, Va. (soundry.net), will not be disappointed with the Facebook page that offers the latest news, videos and polls relating to the one-of-a-kind musical. Visit the page today and click “Like” then enter your name and email address to be entered into the sweepstakes.
Tickets for the limited-seating debut affair are available now. Those that are lucky enough to be in attendance will have the opportunity to provide feedback after each performance with an open ended Q & A session with the cast and crew. To reserve your spot email tickets(at)buddydrew(dot)com.

Based on the real life story of Drew Brown III, Buddy Drew – The Musical is a coming-of-age tale about a black kid from Harlem raised by his white, Jewish grandparents in Brighton Beach right smack dab in the middle of the prize fight known as the Civil Rights Movement. His black father, Bundini Brown, a street hustler from Harlem and also the corner man for the heavyweight champion of the world Muhammad Ali, married Rhoda Palestine, a nice Jewish girl from Brooklyn who reveled in the sights and sounds of the Harlem nightlife that Bundini reigned over. Together they made history and Drew Brown III. The three of them - Bundini, Rhoda and Buddy Drew – show us the many facets of love, and how it shapes the people we become. And according to Buddy Drew, “to be loved by Bundini was like an addiction. Once you had it, you wanted it all to yourself. “

Growing up with a life as shaky as a yarmulke on an Afro, Buddy Drew must contend with an absentee father who spent the better part of his life fostering the career, affection and respect of his “other” son, Muhammad Ali. Buddy Drew finds himself sparing with the world’s greatest boxer for the love of Bundini. Like many father/son, love/hate relationships, Buddy Drew searches for his own identity and when is finally able to forgive, though he can never forget, fulfills his destiny prophesied at his own Bar Mitzvah speech and himself becomes a Real Jew. And today he is a man.

Buddy Drew – The Musical features a rock score by DC based composer Adam B. Levowitz (http://www.adamlevowitz.com) and book filled with wit and charm by and Houston based playwright Ashley Whitrock. This modern day Gilbert and Sullivan collaborating from different time zones have combined their incredible talents on a variety of projects including “Here’s Looking At You, Kid”, a not-yet-produced musicalization of the classic film Casablanca. And yes, the two dared to replace “As Time Goes By” with their own modern day classic with the title song.

This is not a Jewish musical like Fiddler on the Roof, or a black musical like The Wiz, but an American musical because as Buddy Drew will tell you: "I am not an African American! I am not an African American! I am not an African American! I am an American who happens to be black and Jewish and I keep Kosher and I eat pork rinds."
Visit http://www.buddydrew.com

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