PETER MICHAEL MARINO (Writer & Performer) is the librettist and conceiver of the musical Desperately Seeking Susan, featuring the songs of Blondie, which played on London’s West End and Tokyo. Desperately Seeking The Exit premiered in NYC in May before going on tour in NY and LA, followed by critically acclaimed, 5-star reviewed production at the 2012 Edinburgh Festival Fringe. The show received 5-star reviews at the Adelaide Fringe in March, where it was named Best Comedy by The Advertiser. The show made its West End premier at the Leicester Square Theatre in 2013 and returned to the Edinburgh Fringe this past summer where it had sold out houses and was named Top Five Solo Shows by Fringe Review. Peter received the 2010 & 2011 Backstage Reader’s Choice Award for Favorite Comedy Teacher for his acclaimed “Flying Solo” classes at The PIT. He also received the Back Stage Bistro Award for his cabaret spoof, Lance Jonathan: More About Me! He is the co-writer of the lesbian pulp homage Hollywood Nurses. He directed and developed Delilah Dix: America’s Showgirl (Ars Nova), Delilah Dix: Showin’ My Business (Laurie Beechman), and Delilah Dix & Her Bag of Tricks (Edinburgh Fringe). Directing and development credits also include Mark Giordano’s Mad Man (The PIT), Sheila Head’s Head Games (IO West, Ars Nova), and Alicia Levy’s Chickapalooza (The PIT, Ars Nova). Peter also appeared in STOMP for five years off-Broadway and on tour, as well as in numerous regional productions and workshops.  www.petermmarino.com

In 2007, American actor and playwright Peter Michael Marino wrote a musical based on the film Desperately Seeking Susan featuring the music of Blondie. It opened on London’s West End … and closed a month later. Whoops! This high-octane, comical solo train ride fills in the blanks of how the $6 million musical was made and unmade. From hatching the idea, to deals with producers, MGM, Debbie Harry and even Madonna; all the way to thrilling workshops, dangerous previews, scathing reviews, closing night and beyond.

JOHN CLANCY (Director) is an Obie Award-winning director and a partner in Clancy Productions, a critically acclaimed international theatrical touring and production company. He is the founding Artistic Director of The Present Company, a leading Off-Off Broadway theatre company and a founding Artistic Director of The New York International Fringe Festival. He has directed six Scotsman Fringe First winning productions at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe, including Americana Absurdum (Brian Parks), Cincinnati (Don Nigro), Horse Country (C.J. Hopkins), screwmachine/eycandy (C.J. Hopkins) and his own Fatboy.  Both Horse Country and Cincinnati went on to win The Best of the Fringe Award at the Adelaide Fringe in 2004. In 2002 he received a Glasgow Herald Angel for excellence in direction at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe. John was awarded The New York Magazine Award in 1997 for “creativity, enterprise and vision”. In 2007 he was awarded the inaugural Edinburgh International Festival Award. John lives on NY’s Lower East Side with his wife Nancy Walsh. www.clancyproductions.com

TO CONTACT PETER, SEND AN EMAIL TO : petermmarino@seekingtheexit.com

FOR US PRESS INQUIRIES, CONTACT RON LASKO (SPIN CYCLE) by CLICKING HERE

FOR UK PRESS INQUIRIES, CONTACT ANN-MARIE BAPTISTE (AMBA): annmariebaptiste@gmail.com

INTERNATIONAL BOOKINGS & TOURS, CONTACT KAT PORTMAN: kat@kpsproductions.co.uk

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