Lisa Lampanelli's STUFFED Tickets Go On Sale NOW!
(June 20, 2017 – New York, NY) Comedian Lisa Lampanelli and producer Rachel Karpf are proud to announce that tickets are now available for Lisa’s new play, STUFFED. Tickets are available by visiting Telecharge.com or by calling 212-239-6200.
STUFFED begins performances on October 5, 2017 in a new production at the Westside Theatre(Downstairs, 407 West 43rd Street), following a limited NYC run last fall at WP Theater. STUFFED is directed by Jackson Gay (These Paper Bullets!) and stars Lampanelli, with additional cast and creative team to be announced. Opening night is set for October 19, 2017. Additional material was contributed to the play by Ashley Austin Morris.
The four characters in STUFFED are a lifelong dieter, a bulimic, a confident overweight gal, and a permanent size-zero. The play features Lampanelli’s famously irreverent voice, signature wit, and an extra-large scoop of razor-sharp insight into the crazy-making world of our relationships with food. With Lisa onstage, alongside a talented cast, STUFFED doesn't shy away from tough questions like: Is eating an ice cream sandwich in the shower as emotionally fulfilling as it sounds? When it comes to jeans, what's better -- muffin top or camel toe? And, if Oprah, the most powerful person in the world, can't conquer her food issues, what can the rest of us do but laugh as we try?
The New York premiere of STUFFED was produced in 2016 by WP Theater, formerly known as Women’s Project Theater (Lisa McNulty, Producing Artistic Director, Maureen Moynihan, Managing Director) and directed by Jackson Gay.
The performance schedule for STUFFED is as follows: Monday at 7pm, Tuesday at 7pm, Thursdayat 7pm, Friday at 8pm, Saturday at 2pm and 8pm, and Sunday at 3pm and 7pm.
Tickets range from $75-$85, with premium tickets available from $95-$105.
LISA LAMPANELLI shot her fifth stand-up special, “Back to the Drawing Board,” which premiered on EPIX and was nominated for a 2015 Grammy Award for “Best Comedy Album.” In the special, Comedy’s Lovable Queen of Mean showed off her radically different look after having lost more than 100 pounds. That weight loss, which she has maintained for over five years, inspired her to write her play STUFFED since, having been every size from 2 to 26, she has firsthand knowledge of the food and body-image struggle. Lisa became a household name when she joined 17 other celebrities on the fifth season of NBC’s “Celebrity Apprentice,” where she advanced to the final four in the competition, raising $130,000 for her chosen charity, the Gay Men’s Health Crisis. She also starred as a regular on “Bounty Hunters,” CMT’s first-ever animated series, and guest-starred on a hilarious episode of CBS’s “2 Broke Girls,” helmed by “Sex and The City” creator, Michael Patrick King. When Lampanelli debuted the first version of “Stuffed” in the fall of 2016 at the WP Theatre, the New York Times said “’STUFFED offers laughs, and even a bit of insight . . . Lampanelli’s strongest, funniest and most affecting work” and the Hollywood Reporter echoed their sentiments, calling the play “very funny and affecting.” Lampanelli is thrilled to unveil the brand-new version of STUFFED in October 2017 at the Westside Theatre, a venue steeped in tradition of great works for and by women, including Eve Ensler’s “The Vagina Monologues” and Nora and Delia Ephron’s “Love, Loss, and What I Wore.”
JACKSON GAY Upcoming: Mat Smart’s Kill Local (La Jolla Playhouse); workshop of Kenneth Lin’s The Terrible Great (Kennedy Center); new musical Gumbo by Christina Quintana and Brett Macias (Yale Institute for Musical Theater); world premiere of Suzanne Vega’s Lover, Beloved, An Evening with Carson McCullers with music by Vega and Duncan Sheik (Alley Theatre 2018); Transfers by Lucy Thurber (MCC 2018). Recent: Chekhov's Three Sisters (Studio Theatre in association with New Neighborhood); Chix 6 by Lourds Lane (La MaMa); Lisa Lampanelli’s Stuffed (Women’s Project); Transfers by Lucy Thurber (New York Stage & Film); Much Ado About Nothing adapted with Kenneth Lin (Cal Shakes); Brant's Grounded (Alley Theatre); Jen Silverman’s The Moors (Yale Rep); These Paper Bullets! Adapted from Shakespeare’s Much Ado About Nothing by Rolin Jones with music by Billie Joe Armstrong (Atlantic Theater, Geffen Playhouse, Yale Rep - Critics Pick Time Out NY, Best Production and Adaptation LA Sage Awards, Best of 2015 Time Out Los Angeles, Connecticut Critics Circle Award Best Production and Best Director); I Saw My Neighbor On The Train And I Didn’t Even Smile by Suzanne Heathcote (co-production New Neighborhood / Berkshire Theatre Festival); Elevada by Sheila Callaghan (Yale Rep); The Insurgents by Lucy Thurber (Labyrinth); 3C by David Adjmi (Rattlestick/piece by piece/Rising Phoenix); Lucy Thurber’s Where We’re Born - The Hilltown Plays (Rattlestick); Scarcity by Lucy Thurber (Atlantic);As You Like It (Chautauqua Theater Company); Rolin Jones’s The Jammer (Atlantic Theater Company) and The Intelligent Design of Jenny Chow (Atlantic and Yale Rep, Connecticut Critics Circle Award Outstanding Production of a Play); A Little Journey (Mint Theater, Drama Desk nomination Outstanding Revival of a Play). August: Osage County, Red and Kenneth Lin's Intelligence-Slave (Alley Theatre). Jackson is a founding member of New Neighborhood. She is the Director of Artistic Programming for Fuller Road Artist Residency and has taught directing and acting at Columbia, Yale, ESPA, Sarah Lawrence and Fordham. BFA University of the Arts. MFA Yale School of Drama. Jackson is from Sugar Land, Texas.
WP THEATER (Formerly known as Women’s Project Theater) is the nation’s oldest and largest theater company dedicated to developing, producing and promoting the work of female-identified and trans theater artists at every stage in their careers. For nearly four decades we have served as leaders at the forefront of a global movement towards gender parity, and the example we set and the artists we have fostered have grown into to a robust and thriving community of female writers and directors in theater and beyond. WP empowers female-identified artists to reach their full potential and, in doing so, challenges preconceptions about the kinds of plays women write and the stories they tell. As the premiere launching pad for some of the most influential female theater artists today, our work has had a significant impact on the field at large. Nearly every prolific female theater artist has been through our doors, including Eve Ensler, María Irene Fornés, Katori Hall, Pam MacKinnon, Lynn Nottage, Leigh Silverman, and Anna Deveare Smith. These powerful female artists found an early artistic home at WP, and are a testament to our role as a driving cultural force.WP was founded in 1978 by visionary producer, Julia Miles, to address the significant under-representation of women in theater. Today, WP accomplishes its mission through several fundamental programs, including: the WP Lab, a two-year mentorship and new play development program for women playwrights, directors, and producers; the Playwright In Residence commissioning program; the Developmental series; and the Main Stage series, which features a full season of Off-Broadway productions written and directed by extraordinary theater artists.