Ky Joins the Casts of “RENT” and “The Wild Party” This Fall

After a 3-year hiatus, Ky will be joining the casts of “Rent” and “The Wild Party” in productions set to debut this fall.

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After spending the past three years recovering from an injury, directing, focusing on The Vibe With Ky, and working 9-5 every day, I am super proud to announce that I will finally be stepping back onto the stage this fall! I will be playing the role of “Tom Collins” in RENT at The Broadway Theatre of Pitman, and “Mr. Black” in Andrew Lippa’s The Wild Party at Villagers Theatre.

The last time I was on stage was September 2018 when I was, ironically, playing “Tom Collins” in a production of RENT at the Union County Performing Arts Center in New Jersey. It warms my heart that I get to step back into the role again, ending my live performance hiatus after three years.

Getting back onstage was something I did try in 2020. In late-2019 I was cast as “Jim” in a production of Parade and as “Jim” in a production of “Big River”. Both were shutdown mid-rehearsal due to the pandemic. All theater was essentially shutdown shortly thereafter.

So the itch to return has been there for quite some time now, and I am super happy to finally be getting back to it, playing two roles I am very comfortable with, which help ease the transition back into performing a little smoother for me. (This is 4th production of Rent and my 3rd production of The Wild Party.)

Tickets for both productions are now on sale and can be purchased via the links below. It’s highly recommended that you get your tickets sooner rather than later, as both productions are looking to sellout quickly.

RENT

  • ROLE: Ky will be playing the role of “Tom Collins”
  • WHEN: October 15 – 24, 2021 (Special Limited Engagement)
  • WHERE: The Broadway Theatre of Pitman (Pitman, New Jersey)
  • TICKETS: Click Here for Ticket Information
  • SHOW DESCRIPTION:
    • Set in the East Village of New York City, Rent is about falling in love, finding your voice and living for today. Winner of the Tony Award for Best Musical and the Pulitzer Prize for Drama, Rent has become a pop cultural phenomenon. with songs that rock and a story that resonates with audiences of all ages.
    • Based loosely on Puccini’s La Boheme, Jonathan Larson’s Rent follows a year in the life of a group of impoverished young artists and musicians struggling to survive and create in New York’s Lower East Side, under the shadow of HIV/AIDS. The physical and emotional complications of the disease pervade the lives of Roger, Mimi, Tom and Angel. Maureen deals with her chronic infidelity through performance art; her partner, Joanne, wonders if their relationship is worth the trouble. Benny has sold out his Bohemian ideals in exchange for a hefty income and is on the outs with his former friends. Mark, an aspiring filmmaker, feels like an outsider to life in general. How these young bohemians negotiate their dreams, loves and conflicts provides the narrative thread to this groundbreaking musical.

ANDREW LIPPA’S THE WILD PARTY

  • ROLE: Ky will be playing the role of “Mr. Black”
  • WHEN: November 5 – 14, 2021 (Special Limited Engagement)
  • WHERE: Villagers Theatre (Somerset, New Jersey)
  • TICKETS: Click Here for Ticket Information
  • SHOW DESCRIPTION:
    • A steamy prohibition tale, steamrolling and roaring its way across the stage, Andrew Lippa’s Wild Party was an Off-Broadway gem that garnered an array of industry accolades, including Drama Desk, Outer Critics Circle and Obie awards. Based on Joseph Moncure March’s 1928 narrative poem of the same name, this darkly brilliant show features one of the most exciting, pulse-racing scores ever written.
    • Lovers Queenie and Burrs decide to throw the party-to-end-all-parties in their Manhattan apartment. After the colorful arrival of a slew of guests living life on the edge, Queenie’s wandering eyes land on a striking man named Black. As the decadence is reaching a climax, so is Burrs’ jealousy, which erupts and sends him into a violent rage.

About The Vibe With Ky: Kyrus Keenan Westcott has gone full-throttle with his Good Vibes mantra and passion, creating this unique blog in the hopes that he can spread positive energy to as many people as possible. The Vibe With Ky, along with his upcoming books, video series, and podcast, Kyrus does everything he can to make sure people around the world feel good internally, and do good externally.

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