Broadway favorite Alex Wyse's solo musical Picking Up Speed has added a performance to its upcoming limited NYC run at Royal Family Performing Arts Space, set to begin December 6. An evening performance has been added for December 10, with the run still concluding December 11.
The work sees Wyse leading audiences through the experience of losing oneself in a narcissistic relationship. Part book musical and part concert, the musical features 14 original songs penned by Wyse. Marlo Hunter is directing.
Wyse's Broadway credits include Good Night, Oscar; Spring Awakening; and Lysistrata Jones. He's also been seen Off-Broadway in Ride the Cyclone, Bare, Triassic Parq, and A Commercial Jingle for Regina Comet.
Joining Lassen on the producing team are Jesse Stainaker, Peter McKown, and Sean Cocchia. James Forbes Sheehan is associate producer.
Kyle Brenn is serving as orchestrator and music director, with Bailie Slevin as production stage manager. Matthew D'Arrigo is general manager.