An immersive nightclub musical about Oscar Wilde, which ran for three sold-out weeks earlier this year, will return this weekend to start an open-ended run. The second coming of “Oscar at the Crown,” which starts previews at Bushwick’s 3 Dollar Bill on May 11, offers even more thrills than the first, said its creator and star.
“It’s bigger, better, faster — all of that!” laughed Mark Mauriello. “We’ve been able to level up the aesthetic of the costumes, the set piece. We’ve built ourselves into the space.”
The musical is set in a dystopian bunker, where hunted queer outcasts gather to celebrate pop culture and the life and death of Victorian playwright Oscar Wilde. The new version keeps all those elements, but the cast size has grown from 12 to 14, while various plot elements have been sharpened, said its director.
“The shape and feel of the show is consistent,” said Shira Milikowsky, who lives in Cobble Hill. “We’ve done a lot of streamlining and a lot of clarification.”
You can grab tickets here.