Bedbugs!!! The Musical: tickets on sale

by nobugsonme on August 28, 2008 · 5 comments

in bed bugs, new york, new york city

It’s finally here. reports that

The New York Musical Theatre Festival and Leschen, Mrozek & Sauter present the world premiere of BEDBUGS!!!, an official selection of the New York Musical Theatre Festival’s 2008 Next Link Project. 80’s rock excess meets the Creature Feature in this hilarious and extremely timely hard-rocking new musical by Paul Leschen and Fred Sauter directed by Samuel Buggeln.

BEDBUGS!!! runs September 16-27th, 2008 at the TBG Theater (312 West 36th Street, 3rd Floor). Tickets are $20.00 and will be available at or by calling 212-352-3101.

It’s 2012 and Carly, an exterminator hell-bent on avenging her mother’s freak death, has accidentally mutated NYC Bedbugs into bloodthirsty killer Hair Metal Rock Gods. Sweet sidekick Burt has a plan, and troubled Canadian chanteuse Dionne Salon has stumbled onto the scene. But will Carly listen to them and save NYC-or be seduced by her own creation?

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Who’s going?

1 Buggingme September 1, 2008 at 8:31 pm

I recently spent thousands of dollars ridding myself of bedbugs. I was temporarily nuts, and not sure if I’ve recovered. Maybe never will.
I think I’m ok at my house these days, but I think they are in my boyfriends house. Haven’t seen anything – sign or bug – but I’m itchy when I come home – and slightly freaking out.

Does this sound familiar? would love to hear back about how long this mental state persists.

2 nobugsonme September 2, 2008 at 12:59 am

Hi Buggingme,

I recommend posting your message in our forums:

You’re likely to get more responses there.

3 nobugsonme September 9, 2008 at 9:40 pm

More on Bedbugs!!! The Musical from Fred Sauter (Book and Lyrics) on

Bedbugs!!! follows Carly (played by the superhuman Celina Carvajal), a hell-bent exterminator who accidentally mutates NYC’s bedbugs into power-hungry, human-size rock gods and becomes romantically entwined with Cimex (the unearthly Chris Hall), their leader. The plot weaves in the life of Carly’s childhood idol, Canadian pop singer Dionne Salon, (played by the brilliant Brian Charles Rooney) and culminates in Dionne’s big Madison Square Garden comeback engagement.

When Paul and I began writing this show in March 2007, we could never have foreseen that the actual Celine Dion would be playing MSG on the night before our show’s opening at NYMF. Coincidence? Perhaps. And is it also a coincidence that our director’s last name happens to start with bug?… (the genius Samuel Buggeln) or that every time we have a meeting, a bug shows up: ants on the counter, a fly in the coffee, a cockroach on the wall, perhaps. Or could there be larger forces at work?!!!

4 nobugsonme September 9, 2008 at 9:41 pm

If the Celine Dion character gets bed bugs, I am definitely going…

5 nobugsonme September 23, 2008 at 1:24 am

Run extended (see Playbill).

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