MUSICAL CHAIRS on HBO Airing Throughout May 2014
- Time Out New York
"Susan Seidelman still knows how to capture the chaotic magic of New York."
- The Village Voice
"A terrific film full of life, heart, music and fantastic dancing. A movie that just makes you feel good. See it!"
MUSICAL CHAIRS, the inspiring romantic film from renowned director Susan Seidelman (Desperately Seeking Susan) will air on HBO Comedy throughout the month of May! The film will also be available on HBO GO. Watch MUSICAL CHAIRS on HBO Comedy airing at the times listed here: http://bit.ly/watchMConHBO
A unique blend of dance, drama, and romance, MUSICAL CHAIRS stars newcomers Leah Pipes and E.J. Bonilla as a pair of unlikely lovers in contemporary New York who must face a number of challenges, both separately and together, before finding one another--and themselves. Also starring Tony-winner Priscilla Lopez, Jaime Tirelli, Laverne Cox, Morgan Spector, Auti Angel, Jerome Preston Bates, Nelson R. Landrieu, and Angelic Zambrana, MUSICAL CHAIRS was produced by Janet Carrus and Joey Dedio.
Set against the exciting backdrop of competitive ballroom dancing, MUSICAL CHAIRS is about Armando (Bonilla) a Bronx-bred Latino who aspires to be a dancer but whose only way in is as a handyman at a Manhattan dance studio, and Mia (Pipes), an Upper East Side princess who is the studio's star performer. Though worlds apart, their shared passion for dance promises to bring them together until a tragic accident changes Mia's life forever, and she finds herself wheelchair-bound at a rehab facility, with her dreams of a dance career shattered. Fortunately, Armando has enough dreams for both of them and, when he hears about a wheelchair ballroom dance competition that will soon be held in NY, he sees a way to return something to Mia that she thinks is lost forever. At first she is reluctant--wheelchair dancing, though highly popular overseas, is something she never even knew existed. But, with the help of several other residents at the rehab center, Armando organizes an intense training program that will bring them all center stage and in the spotlight. The prize is irrelevant; what they really stand to win back is their zest for life.
May 3 - 2:10am EST - HBO Comedy East
May 3 - 5:10am EST - HBO Comedy West
May 11 - 7:55am EST - HBO Comedy East
May 11 - 10:55am EST - HBO Comedy West
May 16 - 10:55am EST - HBO Comedy East
May 16 - 1:55pm EST - HBO Comedy West
May 27 - 7:15am EST - HBO Comedy East
May 27 - 10:15am EST - HBO Comedy West
May 31 - 2:35pm EST - HBO Comedy East
May 31 - 5:35pm EST - HBO Comedy West
For more on the film visit the official website at www.musicalchairsthefilm.com and on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/MUSICALCHAIRSTHEMOVIE