“The Boom” (Drama) By Vinnie Nardiello
Theater for the New City (Cabaret Theater), 155 First Ave.
As part of the Theater for the New City Sets Its Sixth Dream Up Festival
Box office: SMARTTIX (212) 868-4444. – Other info: TNC (212) 254-1109.
The backstage world of stand-up comics isn’t so funny. Three comics, booked in a dilapidated comedy condo in Pittsburgh, reveal the world of comedy as a business, the pressures of making people laugh every night and the search for approval and self-worth that drives both comedians and their audiences. Performed by three real-life comedians–Mark Riccadonna, DJ Hazard and Richie Byrne–plus ensemble members Kara Jackson and Melissa Stokoski, directed by Mark Riccadonna.
Complete info: http://www.jsnyc.com/season/dreamup_2015/theboomt.htm