Love Quirks is a new musical of unconventional devotion exploring the trials and tribulations of love. Four characters, straight and gay, experience the frustrations and perils of dating and relationships in NYC.
One NYC apartment contains four roommates looking for love while trying to move on from past relationships. Chris, a guy who loves baseball and novels begins falling for Steph, a nice, no-nonsense nurse who isn't interested in love anymore. Lili hasn't given up on her ex-boyfriend, Ryan, an obsessive online dater who has discovered that he no longer likes the opposite sex.
Love Quirks features a score of quirky, neurotic and poignant songs by prolific composer/ lyricist Seth Bisen-Hersh and a script by Mark Childers filled with laughter, pathos and sexual tension.
LAUREN TESTERMAN (Steph)
is thrilled to be part of such a fun, quirky, true to life musical about love and relationships! Her most recent credits include the New York City premier of the new musical Freedom's Song (Martha), Next to Normal (Natalie), The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee (Olive) and Detention Therapy (Emily) as part of Paul Michael's The Network's One Act Play Festival. She has also performed at various cabaret spaces such as Don't Tell Mama (Seth Bisen-Hersh), Algonquin Theatre (Manhattan Theatre Mission) and The Duplex. www.LaurenTesterman.com
ROBERT MCCAFFREY (Chris)
has recently returned from a successful run of South Pacific at the Patchogue Theater. Regional: Damn Yankees (Joe Hardy) Monomoy Playhouse, Happy Days: The Musical (Potsie), My Fair Lady (Harry), Dirty Rotten Scoundrels (u/s Freddy), Miss Saigon (Capt. Schultz) Gateway Playhouse, The Full Monty (Marty/Minister) Riverside Theater, Hairspray (Fender u/s Corny Collins) John W. Engeman Theater. He is a graduate of the Hartt School and Studied at T. Schrieber Studios in NYC.
TERESA HUI (Lili) most recently appeared in Aisle Six, a new musical comedy that was presented as part of the NYC Fringe Festival. Other credits include Fairy Tale (NYMF), Fragments (Don't Tell Mama), Four Different Lives (Worldwide Plays Festival), and The Mole (Fresh Fruit Festival). Film/ TV credits include: "Candide" ("Great Performances"), "That's What She Said", "The Unity of All Things" and "Spread the Word to End the Word", a PSA which premiered during "Glee". Teresa is also the co-creator/ producer/ writer/ actress of the web series, "These Three Girls". She has performed in cabarets and as a stand-up and musical comic all over NYC. She is also a ukulele player and has performed at Amateur Night for Showtime at the Apollo, placing 3rd. www.teresahui.com
BRIAN SHAW (Ryan)
A graduate of the University of Miami School of Music, Brian is a multi-instrumentalist, singer and music director. Favorite theatre credits include A Chorus Line (Mark/Conductor), West Side Story (Conductor) and Prodigal (Luke), Brian is also the Assistant Conductor for the Lesbian & Gay Big Apple Corps Symphonic Band and plays regularly with the Queer Urban Orchestra. He is featured on the original concept album of Love Quirks. www.brianjamesshaw.com
SETH BISEN-HERSH (Composer/ Lyricist)
is a prolific, versatile and award-winning composer/ lyricist and performer. His musicals include Love Quirks, Stanley's Party (Manhattan Children's Theatre), More to Love (2014 Winner: Best Lyrics, West Village Musical Theatre Festival), The Spickner Spin (Fringe NYC Audience Favorite Award) and Meaningless Sex (Fringe NYC Audience Favorite Award). He has also written and starred in 9 cabaret/ song cycles of his work, most recently Not Your Grandma's Cabaret (unless she's really naughty). Additionally he produces two annual charity concerts of his work featuring Broadway performers: Broadway Meows and Broadway Can!, and writes/ stars in the web series Every Day a Little Seth. He has two Bachelors from MIT and a Masters from NYU. www.sethbh.com
BRIAN CHILDERS (Director)
OFF BROADWAY: DIRECTING: Fabulous Fanny: The songs and stories of Fanny Brice. As an actor, he received the 2002 Helen Hayes Award for "Outstanding Leading Actor in a Musical" and the Mary Goldwater Award for his performance as Danny Kaye in "Danny and Sylvia: A Musical Love Story. His recent tour of his new one man show "An Evening with Danny Kaye" has received rave reviews and has been seen coast to coast including Los Angeles, New York, and Washington D.C. OFF BROADWAY: Danny and Sylvia, The Danny Kaye Musical (Danny Kaye). NATIONAL TOUR: The Kid from Brooklyn (Danny Kaye - Original). The Adventures of Tom Sawyer (Tom Sawyer). NEW YORK: Sophia (Jake Kelly) Write Act Repertory; Obama in Naples (Paolo) June Havoc Theatre; Freedom's Song: A New Musical; Miracle on 34th St.: The Musical (Marvin Shellhammer) Theatrical Gems;. Promenade (Prisoner 105) Legacy; The Musicals of Off-Broadway; Scandalous Behavior (Joseph Surface)York Theatre; On the Town (Gabey) St. George Theatre; Meester Amerika (Joey). REGIONAL: 90 North(Ensemble) Kennedy Center; The Titans (Kennedy Center) Lucky Stiff (Harry Witherspoon) Forum Theatre; Becoming George (The Prince) Metrostage; The Boys in the Band (Emory), Hollywood Pinafore (Ralph Rackstraw),The Robber Bridegroom (Jamie Lockhart), The Second Man (Austin Lowe) The American Century Theater; Man of La Mancha, Olney Theatre; Crack Between the Worlds, Studio Theatre; SOLOIST: Hollywood Bowl: A Ball at The Bowl with the L.A. Philharmonic , Dodger Stadium (Special Guest Entertainer), Lincoln Center (A Tribute to Danny Kaye), Kennedy Center (Not a Day Goes By). In 2015 Brian will be starring as the title role in The Jazz Singer Off-Broadway. Brian is a proud member of Actor's Equity. Visit: www.brianchilders.net and www.aneveningwithdannykaye.com
MARK CHILDERS (Bookwriter)
wrote the book for the musical The Kid from Brooklyn, The Danny Kaye Story which toured regionally for two years in NY, Chicago, NJ, FL and had a long run at the El Portel Theater in North Hollywood, CA. He currently serves as a Media Producer at Getfused, a Digital Marketing Agency located in Boston, MA. As a writer/ filmmaker, some of his film credits include Karma's Choice and A Dinner Engagement, which was highlighted by BET's Beyond the Lens series. He also directed The Waiting Room, which was part of the Doorpost Film Project.
ERIC K. JOHNSTON (Musical Director)
OFF-BROADWAY: Shanghai Lil's, How to Save the World and Find True Love in 90 Minutes, The Fartiste. NYC: In Trousers, A Show of Hands, Guys & Dolls, Pirates of Penzance. REGiONAL: Les Miserables and Hello Dolly (Arkansas Repertory Theatre), Les Miserables and Miss Saigon (North Shore Music Theatre), The Producers and The Light in the Piazza (Pioneer Theatre Company) and 30 shows over nine seasons with the Sacramento Music Circus, including regional premiers of Spamalot and The Little Mermaid.
Theater 54 (View)
244 W 54th Street #12
New York, NY 10019
|Minimum Age: 17|
|Kid Friendly: No|
|Dog Friendly: No|
|Wheelchair Accessible: Yes!|