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The New York regional premiere of Dogfight will take place September 19-21 at the White Plains Performing Arts Center following a recent run Off Broadway. Dogfight is a new musical writtenby TONY Nominees Benj Pasek & Justin Paul (A Christmas Story) with a book by Peter Duchan — based on the blockbuster 1991 Warner Bros. film starring River Phoenix and Lili Taylor; screenplay written by Bob Comfort.
Dogfight chronicles a final “boys’ night out” for three Marines on November 21, 1963; the eve of their deployment to a growing conflict in Southeast Asia (Vietnam). The Marines plan for a night of debauchery, partying and maybe a little trouble. When Corporal Eddie Birdlace meets Rose, an awkward and idealistic waitress; he wages a cruel bet with his fellow recruits. However, Rose rewrites the rules of the game and teaches Eddie the power of compassion.
“Dogfight is an intensely powerful musical and vital part of our progressive, eclectic programming here at the White Plains Performing Arts Center,” said WPPAC Producing Artistic Director Jeremy Quinn.