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Overtures: The Heartbreak Hotel

April 22, 2019 - April 23, 2019

The Heartbreak Hotel
Book, Music, and Lyrics by Rebecca Lee Lerman

Monday, April 22 at 7pm
Tuesday, April 23 at 7pm

Comatose, A Girl dreams. Her body has become a place. Her mind moves through different parts of her body; different rooms of her trauma. She is trying to find connection in a disconnected, digital world. But some rooms are flooding and others have a Devil like figure waiting in the corner. Sometimes, she turns into a Goth Glam Rock star and finds herself performing in a Concert Hall. Who is the Game Show Host? The exit keeps taking her back to a therapist machine. Maybe it’s because she’s only half Asian and not enough of anything? She is trying to pull herself out of sleeping. How do you exit The Heartbreak Hotel?

Directed by Jessica Wu
Orchestration by Matt Park

Featuring: Alex Chester*, Rebecca Lee Lerman*, Uton Onyejekwe*, and Ben Quinn*

*Equity member appearing with permission of Actors’ Equity Association without benefit of an Equity contract in this Off-Off Broadway production. Equity approved Showcase.
Rebecca Lee Lerman (Book, Music, and Lyrics) is a New York City-based performer and writer. Favorite roles include Cynthia in Priscilla Queen of the Desert, Leah in Beautiful Thing and Ermengarde in Hello Dolly! Her plays and screenplays were featured at The Pan Asian Repertory Theatre, The Midtown International Theatre Festival, Universe Multicultural Film Festival and We So Hapa, which celebrates people of mixed race. With PheLerm Productions, for which she is writer, participated in the 72-hour shootout competition and their short film was selected as one of the top 40 out of 400 to be screened at the Asian American Film Festival. Rebecca is also a contributor to Hapa Mag, which is an online magazine by Hapas for everyone.


Matt Park (Producer/Arranger) is a songwriter, guitarist, poet, and actor. He co-wrote music for Ma-Yi’s production of Peer Gynt and the Norwegian HAPA Band at A.R.T./NY in the winter of 2016. He is the guitarist in Diana Oh’s My Lingerie Band and performed in {my lingerie play} at the Rattlestick Playwrights Theater in the fall of 2017. He co-wrote 24 Hour Punk with Diana Oh, a musical written in the span of 24 hours, which was performed a day after it was written for the New York Musical Festival. He is currently working with Rebecca Lee Lerman as producer/arranger for her new musical, The Heartbreak Hotel. He plays lead guitar and sings with his band, Katie’s Money. He is also a member of the music collective, Strange Motel. His poems have been published in the online magazine HAPA Mag.


April 22, 2019
April 23, 2019