I finally saw it! Well...heard/saw it. Kind of. Whatever. It was a concert staging.
I first caught wind of Central Avenue Breakdown following its successful run at the 2011 New York Musial Theatre Festival (NYMF). This show – with music/lyrics by Kevin Ray, book by Kevin Ray, Andrea Lepcio, and Dominic Taylor, and additional story by Suellen Vance – racked up four awards for excellence and the Daegu International Musical Festival Award. It was also granted a revival run at the 2012 NYMF. And, of course, I was out of country for that entire run. So when I heard that the 2014 NYMF was holding a one-night only concert of the show, I was like, “[Insert expletive of choice], I gotta go.”
I wasn’t disappointed.