Anyone who’s seen The Jerry Springer Show knows that it’s quite the television production. Now, the crude on-screen talk show has hit the stage as an Off-Broadway opera!
Jerry Springer—the Opera is a musical created by Richard Thomas, and will run from now through March 11 at the Pershing Square Signature Center.
“Jerry! Jerry! Jerry! It’s “The Jerry Springer Show” as you’ve never seen it before, with passionate arias, soaring ballads, and giant production numbers. While the studio audience cheers, a parade of bickering guests fight and curse, until violence breaks out and Jerry (Terrence Mann) must face his trickiest guest ever, the devil himself (Will Swenson).”
As the show’s description by The New Group indicates, the performance will be a fantastic parody of the the day-time show that has somehow made it to its 26th season.
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