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New Kid on the Stage

When Joey McIntyre joined New Kids on the Block on the cusp of turning thirteen, he used the music to get him through the difficult process of fitting in with the rest of the group — childhood friends who could probably finish each other’s sentences. He came back to the healing power of music again and again during his career, and that’s an underlying theme of The Kid, a new, autobiographical one-man show through which McIntyre reveals his rise to fame, fortune and the simple stages of living life, all against a musical backdrop. Yep, that means little Joey sings his heart out in this play-in-progress, which premieres tonight in Denver at the intimate, cabaret-style Garner Galleria Theatre.

Penned by television writer Christine Boylan and directed by Eli Gonda, with musical direction by NKOTB reunion-tour veteran Rob Lewis, The Kid is all Joey, all the time, and the buzz is that that’s not a bad thing. “Pay attention, Denver: Mr. Joey McIntyre is an extremely talented young man,” says Denver Center Attractions honcho Randy Weeks.

Shows continue Thursdays through Sundays (with an additional Wednesday date on September 11), through September 15 at the Galleria, in the Denver Performing Arts Complex; for tickets, starting at $45, go to or call 303-893-4100.
Thursdays-Saturdays, 7:30 p.m.; Saturdays, Sundays, 2 p.m.; Sun., Sept. 1, 7:30 p.m.; Wed., Sept. 11, 7:30 p.m. Starts: Aug. 29. Continues through Sept. 15, 2013


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