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Money Talks
PRICE: $20-40

$25.00 - $79.75

Located in Manhattan
Davenport Theatre
354 W 45th St, New York, NY 10036
Now – Sep 3rd, 2017
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They say money talks… and this money has a lot to say! As the man on the hundred, Ben is not pleased by what he sees in America today and he’s done keeping his mouth shut.

Over the course of this 90-minute musical comedy, Ben is passed from a hedge fund manager, to a stripper, to a judge, to his mistress who’s a nun to … well, you get the idea. Armed with a lifetime of famous sayings, Ben must convince everyone to change their priorities before it’s too late.

Inspired by the writings of Ben Franklin, the play La Ronde, and the huge mess America is in today, Money Talks is a fast-paced madcap romp filled with life, liberty and laughs for all.

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Review: Money Talks

By Bill Crouch

Watch out Alexander Hamilton! There’s another Founding Father in town and he’s full of witticisms and songs. Yes, Benjamin Franklin is currently appearing in an Off-Broadway musical called Money Talks that seeks to enlighten us with quotes gleaned from the great man himself. Closer in tone to Spamilton than Hamilton, with an upbeat score, this quaint little show spreads its wings from time to time and when it does, it soars. David Friedman’s award-winning songs have influenced our musical lives here in New York City and across the country for decades. Songs like “Help is on the Way” and “Listen to my Heart” (sung by the divine Nancy LaMott before her untimely passing) have been the anthems of our generation. With Money Talks, Mr. Friedman has given us some comic up-tempo and patter songs, along with more heartfelt ballads throughout his tune-filled score. Friedman’s melodies, along with jaunty, frothy lyrics from Peter Kellogg help to create a quick 90-minute romp. This lighthearted and comedic sketch of a musical (a bit of a take on La Ronde) has a very simple plot line. The unwitting Benjamin Franklin (in the form of a one hundred dollar bill or a “Benjamin”) is passed from chara …Read more

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