This is certainly something different: a cultural event on the Internet! And check out the credentials of the actors, directors, composers involved. They are really rising Broadway stars!
Trailer launched for “PERKS,” a new musical web series starring
Broadway’s rising stars
DIGGSY PRODUCTIONS LLC PRESENTS
PERKS: A NEW MUSICAL WEB SERIES
Directed by Bill Oliver
WHEN: JUNE 19, 2011
WHERE: LAUNCHING ON BLIP.TV and YOUTUBE.COM
Wii will rock you!
Executive Producer/Creator Tom Diggs is pleased to announce the launch of PERKS, a new musical web series starring Alex Wyse (Lysistrata Jones), Alex Brightman (Wicked), Allison Strong (Mama Mia), Paul Cereghino (Tony and Tina’s Wedding) and Arden Myrin (Chelsea Lately, Mad TV). The new scripted musical web series will launch June 19, 2011 on blip.tv and YouTube.
PERKS is the big-hearted story of Josh, a tech-savvy gamer, in love with the beautiful Courtney, but too shy to tell her how he feels. With his nerd-herd/tech posse and Darwin, his gay and most fun friend ever, they secretly write Courtney a musical based on her favorite book, THE PERKS OF BEING A WALLFLOWER.
Fanboys in love!
PERKS is the story of young love, the importance of friendship and the responsibility of going after your heart’s desire.
Drawing from the rising stars of the Broadway community …
PERKS features original songs by JASON MICHAEL SNOW (The Book of Mormon) and MISHAELA FAUCHER (Off-Broadway’s I Married Wyatt Earp)
- ALEX BRIGHTMAN (Darwin) - 2-year run as “Boq” in Wicked.
- ALLISON STRONG (Courtney) – currently on Broadway in Mama Mia, last season on Broadway in Bye, Bye Birdie. (right; currently at Montclair State University)
- ALEX WYSE (Josh) - currently in the Off-Broadway hit Lysistrata Jones. Alex has the recurring role of “Steve” in HBO’s Bored to Death.
- PAUL CEREGHINO (Matt) – Off Broadway’s Tony and Tina’s Wedding
- ARDEN MYRIN (Ms. Pilgrim) – of MadTV and a Chelsea Lately Roundtable Regular
Also in the cast: C, Kristine Hsia, Mitch Dean, Derek St. Pierre, Felicia Blum, Brittney Lee Hamilton (Hackensack), Ravi Roth, Anich D’Jae, Howah Hung, Noah Zachary, Antonio Addeo, Jessica Angleskhan, Carrie Salmon, Aaron Riesebeck, Joe Popson, and Christine Morris.
- Created and Produced by Pulitzer-nominated playwright, TOM DIGGS
- Directed by award-winning AFI film director, BILL OLIVER and shot by DAVID KAGEN of True Blood, CSI:NY, The Green Hornet (below).
“We are thrilled to have a cast of such fast-rising Broadway stars,” said Tom Diggs. “It’s exciting to bring the sensibilities of the Broadway musical to the frontier of Web Shows.
“Following the June 19th launch, we’ll roll out a behind-the-scenes The Making of … Perks every Sunday at 8 PM through Labor Day—also on YouTube and blip.tv. The Making of … Perks is hosted by Brittney Lee Hamilton, Anich D’Jae, Carrie Salmon, Howah Hung and Felicia Blum.
Additional information about the show can be found at