SHAGGS' "PHILOSOPHY OF THE WORLD" ALBUM RECEIVES RE-RELEASE AT PLAYWRIGHTS HORIZONS
The original recording of the 1969 album Philosophy of the World, by the all-girl group The Shaggs, is receiving a re-release to coincide with the Off-Broadway Playwrights Horizons production chronicling its creation. The album will be on sale at the theater.
Playwrights Horizons and The New York Theatre Workshop's co-production of the Off-Broadway premiere The Shaggs: Philosophy of the World began preview performances on May 12 at 8:00PM. Opening night is set for June 7, 2011, at the Playwrights Horizons Mainstage Theater.
Set in Fremont, New Hampshire in the early '70s, The Shaggs is an Off-Broadway musical based on the true story of a working class dad (Peter Friedman) who has a vision of rock 'n' roll destiny for his three talentless daughters, convinced they're his family's one-way ticket out of hardship and obscurity. But the girls have ideas of their own - and as their father's ambition turns to obsession, the price of familial obligation becomes all too clear.
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