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You've got four weeks to see the iconic host in his theatrical memoir, by Alex Brightman.
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About The Life and Slimes of Marc Summers

Step right up for The Life & Slimes of Marc Summers! This one-of-a-kind play blends an interactive game show experience with the life story of Marc Summers, the iconic television show host known for Nickelodeon’s Double Dare and The Food Network’s Unwrapped. He raised a generation of trivia-loving culinary connoisseurs, but do you really know the man inside the wrapper? Get The Life & Slimes of Marc Summers tickets on TodayTix to find out.

Summers’ story, adapted for the stage by two-time Tony-nominated actor Alex Brightman (Beetlejuice) and composer/lyricist Drew Gasparini, takes audiences behind the slimes for an intimate look at Summers' extraordinary life on and off camera, with all the obstacles in between.

Come on down to New World Stages before the show’s limited 16-week run ends — we double dare you! Get tickets to The Life & Slimes of Marc Summers in New York on TodayTix.

The The Life & Slimes of Marc Summers contains some adult content and is strongly recommended for ages 12+. We ask that you honor this proposed age recommendation when purchasing tickets. Children under the age of 4 will not be permitted into the theatre.

Run time

1hr 30min. No intermission.

Start date

February 14th, 2024

End date

June 2nd, 2024

Categories

Age

Ages 12+. Children under the age of 4 are not permitted in the theatre.

Production note
Post-Show Talkback: Alex Brightman, Drew Gasparini, and Marc Summers hang around after the show on May 19th for a Creative Conversation entitled 'The Making of The Life and Slimes of Marc Summers'.
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197 Reviews

DOUG Rob NYC

DOUG Rob NYC

762 Reviews | 423 Followers
85
Great acting, Funny, Truthful, Clever, Absorbing

See it if Wonderfully engaging & enjoyable theater with well-known game show host & his personal troubles.

Don’t see it if If you prefer a drama then skip this one.

Loving Life

Loving Life

176 Reviews | 67 Followers
85
Entertaining, Funny, Intelligent, Quirky, Refreshing

See it if you want to know how Marc Summers got his career start and what was going on behind the scenes on the show and in his personal life.

Don’t see it if you don't know or care to know about Marc Summers, don't know about Nickelodeon's Double Dare, and/or you want a serious drama or musical.

MDS59

MDS59

202 Reviews | 39 Followers
85
Refreshing, Funny, Entertaining

See it if You want to see a very entertaining 90 minute show about the life of television personality Marc Summers. I found it to be most enjoyable.

Don’t see it if You’re expecting a serious show. This show doesn’t take itself too seriously. It’s a fun time .

DMQ

DMQ

583 Reviews | 739 Followers
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Nostalgic, Absorbing, Quirky, Entertaining, Clever

See it if you're a fan of Marc Summers and 1980s/'90s Nickelodeon, or are interested in the life and work of TV personalities of that era.

Don’t see it if you don't know who Marc Summers is. I mean, you could see it without knowing him, but you may not feel as connected to him and his story.

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Stars on stage

Marc Summers

Marc Summers

The Life and Slimes of Marc Summers cast and creative team

By: Alex Brightman
Songs by: Drew Gasparini
Director: Chad Rabinovitz
Producer: Lisa Dozier Shacket with Guy Fieri, Jeremy Wein/Existence Media in association with Gary and Marlene Cohen, Christopher Rhoton, Joe Trentacosta
Cast list: Marc Summers
Design: Christopher Rhoton
Lighting: Jeffrey Small
Sound: David Sheehan and Hide J Nakajo

Venue

New World Stages

340 West 50th Street, New York, NY, United States, 10019

Accessibility

Wheelchair accessible

More information about The Life and Slimes of Marc Summers

Following his slimy stint at Nickelodeon, Summers's television career led to a 20-year relationship with The Food Network. There, he not only hosted the popular series Unwrapped, but also executive produced Dinner: Impossible and Restaurant: Impossible. Behind the scenes, however, Summers faced significant physical challenges that threatened to sour everything. This tell-all production, starring Summers himself, explores not only the highs of fame but also the challenges, including his public revelation of an ongoing battle with OCD.

The Life & Slimes of Marc Summers off Broadway is written by Tony nominee Alex Brightman, a seasoned Broadway actor known for his breakout roles in Beetlejuice and School of Rock. Lesser known, however, is Brightman’s extensive writing career: He developed an animated musical comedy, Cleaners; a romantic comedy film, Singular; and a stage play, Everything Is Fine. He is also working on a musical adaptation of the book It's Kind of a Funny Story with Universal Theatrical, alongside The Life & Slimes of Marc Summers composer Drew Gasparini.

What to watch for

  • Drew Gasparini is best known for writing songs for the fictional musical Hit List in the second season of NBC’s cult classic musical television series, Smash. He also wrote the score for a new musical based on the hit movie The Karate Kid.
  • The Life & Slimes of Marc Summers was originally developed and produced at Constellation Stage and Screen in Bloomington, Indiana, the state where Summers was born and raised. He lived in Indianapolis until he left the state for college.
  • Flavortown residents and Food Network fans may recognize a familiar face among the show's producing team: television personality and restaurateur Guy Fieri, who hosted popular shows including Guy’s Big Bite, and Diners, Drive-Ins, and Dives.
  • Playwright Alex Brightman has been busy this year. Aside from getting this show up with Summers, he starred in The Shark is Broken on Broadway and stepped into Broadway’s Spamalot as Sir Lancelot in January 2024.

Children under 4 are not permitted in the theatre.

No weapons permitted on the premises. No outside food or beverages, electric scooters, e-bikes, or battery-powered transportation devices, except when medically necessary.

All items are subject to inspection. Anything brought into the theatre must fit on your lap or completely under your seat without blocking any aisles.

The use of cameras, cell phones, and other recording devices during the show is strictly prohibited by law, except when used for accessibility services.

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