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Billy Van Zandt

BILLY VAN ZANDT

  (1957 - )

Nationality:    USA
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below is a list of Billy Van Zandt's plays - click on a Play Title for more information

        Bathroom Humor         Confessions of a Dirty Blonde         Do Not Disturb         Drop Dead         Having a Wonderful Time, Wish You Were Her         High School Reunion: the Musical         Infidelities         Lie, Cheat and Genuflect         Little Quickie, A         Love, Sex and the IRS         Merrily We Dance and Sing         Night at the Nutcracker, A         Pennies, The         Playing Doctor         Property Known as Garland, The         Senator Wore Pantyhose, The         Silent Laughter         Suitehearts         Till Death Do Us Part         What the Belhop Saw         What the Rabbi Saw         Wrong Window!         You've Got Hate Mail



Bathroom Humor

Synopsis:
farcical setting in the bathroom in a home during a party, a handy place for hanky panky and gossip

Notes:
written by Jane Milmore And Billy Van Zandt

1st Produced:
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Organisations:
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1st Published:
Samuel French Inc, NY,    -

Music:
-

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Genre:
Comedy

Parts:
Male:  5            Female:  3            Other:  -

Further Reference:
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Confessions of a Dirty Blonde

Synopsis:
Farce concerning a retired movie siren with a secret past

Notes:
written by Jane Milmore And Billy Van Zandt

1st Produced:
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Organisations:
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1st Published:
Samuel French Inc, NY, 2000   -

Music:
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Genre:
Comedy

Parts:
Male:  6            Female:  2            Other:  -

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Do Not Disturb

Synopsis:
six one act sex comedies that take place in the same hotel suite

Notes:
written by Jane Milmore And Billy Van Zandt

1st Produced:
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Organisations:
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1st Published:
Samuel French Inc, NY, 1992   -

Music:
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Genre:
Comedy

Parts:
Male:  3            Female:  3            Other:  -

Further Reference:
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Drop Dead

Synopsis:
A group of pathetic has-been actors attempt to revive their careers

Notes:
written by Jane Milmore And Billy Van Zandt

1st Produced:
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Organisations:
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1st Published:
Samuel French Inc, NY, 1992   -

Music:
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Genre:
Farce

Parts:
Male:  7            Female:  3            Other:  -

Further Reference:
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Having a Wonderful Time, Wish You Were Her

Synopsis:
wild bedroom farce involving infidelity, double standards, midnight rendezvous and a hungry bear

Notes:
written by Jane Milmore And Billy Van Zandt

1st Produced:
-     1983

Organisations:
-

1st Published:
Samuel French Inc, NY,    -

Music:
-

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Genre:
Comedy

Parts:
Male:  3            Female:  3            Other:  -

Further Reference:
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High School Reunion: the Musical

High School Reunion: the Musical
Welcome to the 30th Reunion of the Class of '79. Everyone you ever loved, hated, had a crush on, or wanted to punch in the face will be there. they are just older, fatter and angrier. Old scores will be settled, old games will be replayed and new (or should we say old) love will be found. And they will all be singing and dancing to an amazing score by Van Zandt, Milmore & Nick DeGregorio including "I Hope they Know Me," "I Want to Bang Miss Blumquist," "(I'm in a) Garden State of Mind," and the show stopping "I'll Never Dance With You."

Notes:
Book And Lyrics by Billy Van Zandt And Jane Milmore. Music by Billy Van Zandt, Jane Milmore, And Nick DeGregorio

1st Produced:
Brookdale College Performing Arts Center, Lincoln, New Jersey     15 May 2009

Organisations:
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Music:
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Genre:
musicalal comedy

Parts:
Male:  10            Female:  7            Other:  -

Further Reference:
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Infidelities

Synopsis:
About a womanising playwright obsessed with sex, Charlie Chaplin and pastrami sandwiches.

Notes:
written by Jane Milmore And Billy Van Zandt

1st Produced:
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Organisations:
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1st Published:
Samuel French Inc, NY, 1989   -

Music:
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Genre:
Comedy

Parts:
Male:  5            Female:  4            Other:  -

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Lie, Cheat and Genuflect

Synopsis:
A brother dresses up as a nun to escape from the attentions of the repo man.

Notes:
written by Jane Milmore And Billy Van Zandt

1st Produced:
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Organisations:
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1st Published:
Samuel French Inc, NY,    -

Music:
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Genre:
Comedy

Parts:
Male:  4            Female:  4            Other:  -

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Little Quickie, A

Synopsis:
two men have stand up comedy routine when one falls in love with other one's wife - an updated bedroom farce

Notes:
written by Jane Milmore And Billy Van Zandt

1st Produced:
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Organisations:
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1st Published:
Samuel French Inc, NY, 1985   -

Music:
-

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Genre:
Farce

Parts:
Male:  3            Female:  3            Other:  -

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Love, Sex and the IRS

Synopsis:
Two out of work musicians file joint tax returns because one has the ambiguous name Leslie.

Notes:
written by Jane Milmore And Billy Van Zandt

1st Produced:
Dam Site Dinner-Theatre, Tinton Falls, Nj     1979

Organisations:
Van Zandt/Milmore Unofficial Repertory Company

1st Published:
Samuel French Inc, NY, 1980   -

Music:
-

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Genre:
Farce

Parts:
Male:  5            Female:  3            Other:  -

Further Reference:
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Merrily We Dance and Sing

Merrily We Dance and Sing
Merrily We Dance and Sing is a slapstick, madcap musical farce. While a small-town community theater performs an original operetta The Naughty Boy, an escaped serial killer gets loose in the theater - eventually hiding from the local police on the stage - which forces the actors to improvise new plot lines, rewrite dialogue, and take the opportunity to invent their own happy endings. Imagine Gilbert & Sullivan Meet the Marx Brothers. With book & lyrics by Van Zandt & Milmore and original music by Van Zandt, Milmore & Ed Alton. Includes the songs I Am First an Englishman, Once Upon a Time, the near-impossible tongue twister show stopper Its All in the Chase and They Call Me Sweet Carnation (Because I Love to Smell).

Notes:
Book And lyrics by Billy Van Zandt And Jane Milmore, Music by Billy Van Zandt, Jane Milmore And Ed Alton

1st Produced:
Henderson Theater, Nj     20 May 1994

Organisations:
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1st Published:

Music:
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Genre:
musical farce Musical

Parts:
Male:  11            Female:  4            Other:  -

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Night at the Nutcracker, A

Synopsis:
Reminiscient of the screwball farces during the golden age of cinema, this romping musical teams Felix T. Filibuster, the greatest detective in the world, up with Pinchie the silent butler, and his Italian friend and coworker, Pepponi. the trio, along with a classic comedic cast, try to prove that Clyde Ratchette is trying to swindle the wealthy Mrs. Stuffington, who has just invested a bundle in the production of the Nutcracker Suite. the mishaps, jokes, musical numbers and mayhem leads to a farcical climax that incorporates elements of the Nutcracker Suite into its craziness. A guaranteed crowd pleaser.

Notes:
Book And lyrics by Billy Van Zandt And Jane Milmore, Music by Ed Alton

1st Produced:
Brookdale Performing Arts Center, Lincroft, Nj     2002

Organisations:
Van Zandt/Milmore Unofficial Repertory Company

1st Published:

Music:
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Genre:
Musical

Parts:
Male:  7            Female:  5            Other:  2 dancers

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Pennies, The

Synopsis:
A musical that follows a Pre-Fab musical group from audition through reunion tour

Notes:
Book And lyrics by Billy Van Zandt And Jane Milmore, Music by Ed Alton

1st Produced:
Brookdale Performing Arts Center, Lincroft, Nj     2001

Organisations:
Van Zandt/Milmore Unofficial Repertory Company

1st Published:
Samuel French Inc, NY,    -

Music:
-

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Genre:
Musical

Parts:
Male:  5            Female:  1            Other:  -

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Playing Doctor

Synopsis:
man pretends to have qualified as doctor as parents visit

Notes:
written by Jane Milmore And Billy Van Zandt

1st Produced:
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Organisations:
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1st Published:
Samuel French Inc, NY, 1984   -

Music:
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Genre:
Comedy

Parts:
Male:  5            Female:  3            Other:  -

Further Reference:
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Property Known as Garland, The

Property Known as Garland, The
Her talent is legendary. Her wit, sublime. Her true story more electrifying than you'd ever imagine. She is Judy Garland. Adrienne Barbeau starred in this fictional backstage account of Judy's final concert appearance. With her wicked wit, Judy dishes the dirt on her co-stars, ex-husbands, Mr. Mayer and more- taking us down the rocky yellow brick road of her incredible life. An amazing tour de force.

Notes:
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1st Produced:
Actors Playhouse, NY     2006

Organisations:
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1st Published:
Samuel French, Inc - New York >>>, 2007   978-0573642395

Music:
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Genre:
Comedy

Parts:
Male:  1            Female:  1            Other:  -

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Senator Wore Pantyhose, The

Synopsis:
sleazy Presidential campaign manager trumps up an implausible sex scandal to garner votes for his squeaky clean candidate

Notes:
written by Jane Milmore And Billy Van Zandt

1st Produced:
-    

Organisations:
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1st Published:
Samuel French Inc, NY, 1989   -

Music:
-

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Genre:
Comedy

Parts:
Male:  7            Female:  3            Other:  -

Further Reference:
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Silent Laughter

Synopsis:
An homage to silent screen comedy performed live on stage by a quick-changing cast of thousands - with organ accompaniment and over 100 pies thrown nightly

Notes:
written by Jane Milmore And Billy Van Zandt

1st Produced:
The Lamb's Theatre, Off Broadway, NY     2004

Organisations:
-

1st Published:
Samuel French Inc, NY, 2005   -

Music:
-

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Genre:
Comedy

Parts:
Male:  8            Female:  2            Other:  -

Further Reference:
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Suitehearts

Synopsis:
a couple check into a posh New York hotel to fill their weekend with bliss only to have it filled with strangers who have booked the same room

Notes:
written by Jane Milmore And Billy Van Zandt

1st Produced:
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Organisations:
-

1st Published:
Samuel French Inc, NY, 1979   -

Music:
-

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Genre:
Comedy

Parts:
Male:  3            Female:  2            Other:  -

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Till Death Do Us Part

Synopsis:
look at modern marriage in all its marred majesty through the eyes of a jaded bachelor and four couples

Notes:
written by Jane Milmore And Billy Van Zandt

1st Produced:
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Organisations:
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1st Published:
Samuel French Inc, NY, 1990   -

Music:
-

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Genre:
Farce

Parts:
Male:  6            Female:  5            Other:  -

Further Reference:
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What the Belhop Saw

Synopsis:
a fantastic nightmare involving a Salman Rusdie style author, an Iranian terrorist, a shrew like woman, a conniving bellboy, and a pig tailed girl

Notes:
written by Jane Milmore And Billy Van Zandt

1st Produced:
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Organisations:
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1st Published:
Samuel French Inc, NY,    -

Music:
-

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Genre:
Farce

Parts:
Male:  8            Female:  4            Other:  -

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What the Rabbi Saw

Synopsis:
takes pre wedding jitters to nightmare proportions

Notes:
written by Jane Milmore And Billy Van Zandt

1st Produced:
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Organisations:
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1st Published:
Samuel French Inc, NY, 1996   -

Music:
-

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Genre:
Farce

Parts:
Male:  7            Female:  4            Other:  -

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Wrong Window!

Wrong Window!
Van Zandt and Milmore pay tribute to Master of Horror Alfred Hitchcock, with this comedy whodunit. Off-and-on New York couple Marnie and Jeff enter an even more complicated phase of their relationship when they think they spy their cross-courtyard neighbor do away with his wife. After they draw their torn curtain, the lady vanishes, and suspicion places murder beyond a shadow of a doubt. the bumbling witnesses sneak into their neighbor's apartment - 39 steps away - and the fun begins. Among multiple door-slammings, body-snatchings, and a frantic flashlight chase scene, two questions remain: Who killed Lila Larswald? And. . . if she's not dead. . .then who is? the crazy farce plays out on a shadow-box set that allows the audience to be present in one apartment, while viewing the action in its mirror-image neighboring unit across the way.

Notes:
written by Jane Milmore And Billy Van Zandt

1st Produced:
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Organisations:
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1st Published:

Music:
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Genre:
Comedy/Thriller

Parts:
Male:  5            Female:  3            Other:  -

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You've Got Hate Mail

You've Got Hate Mail
A farce about the end of a marriage, told entirely in e-mail

Notes:
written by Jane Milmore And Billy Van Zandt

1st Produced:
Brookdale Performing Arts Center, Lincroft, Nj     25 May 2007

Organisations:
Van Zandt/Milmore Unofficial Repertory Company

1st Published:

Music:
-

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Genre:
Farce

Parts:
Male:  2            Female:  3            Other:  -

Further Reference:
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