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Having not learned their lesson (and having had a tremendous success with the first ‘adults-only’ performance last October), the organizers of The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee have scheduled more “for-mature-audiences-only” performances of the Tony Award-winning new musical. For these performances, the kids should be left home with the sitter:
LAST SCHEDULED ADULT-ONLY NIGHT:
Sunday, March 5 at 7:30pm.
Jay Reiss, former cast member (he originated the role of Vice Principal Douglas Panch), continues to write additional material for Spelling Bee, including definitions and hilariously unhelpful sentences used throughout the show. He explains the genesis for these special performances: “During rehearsals, I would occasionally cross the line a bit and use some material that was pretty filthy. The cast would crack up, and director James Lapine would say, ‘That is so wrong.’ In October, at the first ‘adults-only’ Bee, we used some of that material for the first time in front of an audience. People were suitably appalled, which pleased us greatly.”
For tickets, call Telecharge at 212-239-6200 (or at www.telecharge.com), or visit the Circle in the Square box office.