Silence! The Musical Broadway:
Silence! The Musical plays at Elektra Theatre
669 8th Ave, New York, NY 10036
Between 42nd and 43rd streets- Map
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SILENCE! The Musical is the unauthorized parody of the Academy Award winning film The Silence of the Lambs. In the beloved movie, rookie FBI agent Clarice Starling matches wits with the brilliant but insane cannibal, Dr. Hannibal Lecter, to catch the serial killer known only as Buffalo Bill. Clarice must face her own demons and race the clock to unlock Lecter's clues before another innocent girl is killed and skinned by Bill. It's a hair-raising thriller that has kept countless millions on the edges of their seats and permeated the pop lexicon with delightfully creepy quotes like "I ate his liver with some fava beans and a nice Chianti" and of course "It places the lotion in the basket".
And now, at last, this delicate symphony of suspense has been turned on its ear and retold in the only way it can be-- as a musical. A singing chorus of floppy-eared lambs narrates the action; Buffalo Bill gleefully dances a hoedown while kidnapping hapless Catherine Martin; and even Dr. Lecter, scary as ever, sings about the life he'd like to lead someday outside the prison walls.
Fueled by a rabid cult following since the songs debuted online in 2002, SILENCE! was expanded into a live stage show and shattered every box-office record at the 2005 FringeNYC Festival. Winner of the NYCFringe's Best Musical Award, SILENCE! The Musical combines whip-smart dialogue and shocking songs to make a musical parody of The Silence of the Lambs that's sure to be popular with seasoned fans of the movie and FBI rookies alike.
Music and Lyrics by Jon Kaplan and Al Kaplan. Book by Hunter Bell, adapted from screenplay by Jon and Al Kaplan.
After rave reviews, unprecedented audience demand, SILENCE! THE MUSICAL - the screamingly funny parody of The Silence of The Lambs – continues to shock and thrill audiences and critics alike. Don't just take our word for it. Ask one of the illustrious celebrities who have recently seen - and loved - the show: Jodie Foster, Chita Rivera, James Earl Jones, Joan Rivers, Josh Groban, Kelly Ripa and Jonathan Demme to name but a few...
"As IRREVERENT, FILTHY and FUNNY as The Book of Mormon! The difference is you can afford the tickets!"
"SUBVERSIVELY FUNNY - DELIRIOUSLY TASTY...
DON'T BRING GRANDMA, PLEASE!"
"This LEWD, LYRICAL and LAUGH-YOUR-BUTT-OFF
musical parody of The Silence Of The Lambs shines bright!"
"Move over Assassins and Sweeney Todd.
THERE'S A NEW KILLER MUSICAL IN TOWN!"
-The Village Voice
"PUNGENT, PUNCHY and RAUNCHY!
Will leave you wanting more!"
-Time Out New York
SHREWD & SHAMELESS!"
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