Broadway storytelling meets immersive spectacle in this innovative house party musical by Kerrigan & Lowdermilk. The Bad Years returns to Brooklyn after a sold-out 2015 run at Loft 172. The new workshop production, directed by Stephen Brackett (Buyer and Cellar) and choreographed by Jennifer Jancuska (BC Beat), follows sixteen twenty-somethings as they flirt, fight, and flip cup their way into adulthood.
Lines are blurred as the audience enters a decaying suburban house, crashing the party. EDM earworms fold seamlessly into acoustic anthems, spilling from room to room, and pulling the guests into a world of bacchanalian revelry.
KAIT KERRIGAN and BRIAN LOWDERMILK made their off-Broadway debut in 2006 with their adaptation of Henry and Mudge, still touring nationally. In 2011, they released their first album, Our First Mistake, which charted at #1 on the iTunes Singer/Songwriter chart. Their second album, Kerrigan-Lowdermilk Live, documents a concert tour and released in spring 2013.
Their other musicals include The Unauthorized Autobiography of Samantha Brown, The Woman Upstairs, Wrong Number, The Freshman Experiment, Republic, Unbound, and Flash of Time. Their musicals have been produced and developed at the Aurora Theatre, the Kimmel Center, Goodspeed’s Norma Terris Theatre, Theatreworks Silicon Valley, La Jolla Playhouse, Perry-Mansfield New Works Festival, ASCAP/Disney Workshop, Manhattan Theatre Club, York Theatre, the Lark, CAP21, and Primary Stages. Together, they received the 2006 Larson Award and 2004-2005 Dramatists Guild Fellowship, and they have held residencies at the Orchard Project, Running Deer Lab, the Johnny Mercer Writers Colony at Goodspeed Musicals, and the MacDowell Arts Colony.
Both are alumni of the BMI Musical Theatre Writing Workshop, co-founders of the digital sheet music company NewMusicalTheatre.com, and proud members of the Dramatists Guild and ASCAP.
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