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Randy Harrison Joins 'Silence! The Musical'

11 July 2012 11:11 PM, PDT | | See recent Backstage news »

Best known as young gay artist Justin Taylor in Showtime's "Queer as Folk," Randy Harrison is slated to join the cast of "Silence! The Musical" beginning July 18 at the new Elektra Theatre. The show, which satirizes the Oscar winning movie "Silence of the Lambs," will transfer to the Elekra Theater the night of Harrison's first performance.The musical was launched July 9, 201,1 at Off-Broadway's Theater 80 and later transferred to P.S. 122, where it will continue through July 15.Harrison, whose theater credits include "Wicked" on Broadway and "The Singing Forest" Off-Broadway, will play Dr. Hannibal's nemesis, Dr. Chilton. The story centers on rookie FBI agent Clarice Starling (Jenn Harris), who matches wits with the brilliant but psychotic cannibal, Dr. Hannibal Lecter (David Garrison), to track down the mysterious serial killer known as Buffalo Bill (Stephen Bienskie). She's also dealing with her own demons while racing the clock to unlock »

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In NYC? Win a Pair of Tickets to Silence! The Musical

10 March 2012 12:37 AM, PST | | See recent Dread Central news »

It's been several months since we first heard about Silence! The Musical, an Off Broadway parody of Silence of the Lambs, but after four sold-out extensions already, it's looking like a hit. And we've got two pairs of tickets to give away to two lucky readers!

Silence! The Musical is currently playing at the 9th Space Theatre at P.S. 122, 150 First Ave @ East 9th Street, New York City. The play, which has garnered rave reviews and unprecedented audience demand, is an unauthorized, screamingly funny parody that continues to shock and thrill audiences and critics alike…

The winners will receive a voucher for a performance of their choice in March or April (some blackout dates apply). Just send us an E-mail Here with your name, email, and mailing address, and we'll take care of the rest.

The Silence! creative team includes Jon and Al Kaplan (Music and Lyrics, Screenplay), Hunter Bell »

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If I could smell her....

30 January 2012 5:13 PM, PST | | See recent CultureCatch news »

Silence! - The Musical The 9th Space Theatre at P.S. 122, NYC

Of the many attempts to chase the legacy of the 1982 benchmark in horror/comedy of the musical variety that is Little Shop of Horrors, Silence! makes a fair play to place. Brandishing a well-equipped arsenal of deadpan, vulgarity, camp, and a wide array of theatrical references, this musical parody of Silence of the Lambs makes killing look easy.

While it is doubtful that any score in this unlikely sub-genre will ever live up to the catchy, simplistic brilliance of Alan Menken (before he whored himself out to Disney), Silence! picks up a ball that was dropped Off-Broadway years ago and has been shamelessly fumbled ever since. In short, it's now safe to go see a musical mock-up of a horror film classic again.

This cast delivers many standout performances. Jenn Harris deconstructs Jodie Foster, offering up a few »

- C. Jefferson Thom

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