"It's a cabaret with attitude. Fresh and full of cool, the show offers a plethora of offbeat material that deserves to be heard by an audience. In director Mike Dowdy's more than capable hands, performers Ryan Foizey and Marcy Wiegert blasted their way through about an hour of songs and personal patter to the absolute delight of a sold out crowd. . . Keep your eyes peeled for more events coming from New Line Theatre and their interesting offshoot, New Line Off Line." -- Chris Gibson, BroadwayWorld
"As good as each were individually, Ryan and Marcy really shined together, with the offbeat and
attention-grabbing opener and funny numbers such as 'Sue Me' and the more introspective 'For Good' from Wicked.
Marcy’s charming zaniness and Ryan’s quiet charisma balance well.
The show was only an hour long, and I would have happily listened longer."
-- Jeff Ritter, The Trades
New Line Theatre Off Line presented a quirky, decidedly adult evening of cabaret in January 2014, featuring the New Generation of New Liners, Marcy Wiegert (Hair, Cry-Baby, Bukowsical, Night of the Living Dead) and Ryan Foizey (Cry-Baby, High Fidelity, Next to Normal, Bukowsical), with music direction by Justin Smolik and direction by Mike Dowdy.
The evening included great songs like "Make Me Happy" from the new song cycle 35mm, "I'm Gone" from Hands on a Hardbody (which New Line will produce in June), "Purpose" from Avenue Q, "Totally Fucked" from Spring Awakening, "Easy to be Hard" from Hair, "Home" from The Wiz, "For Good" from Wicked, and other great songs.
Back in summer 2012, New Line Theatre, "the Bad Boy of Musical Theatre," created a new side identity called New Line Theatre Off Line, to be a framework for the New Line actors to explore other music and theatre projects, including New Line’s own unique brand of adult cabaret, musical improv, and other kinds of performance opportunities, as well as master classes, workshops, and more, headed up by New Line actor and Associate Artistic Director Mike Dowdy.
Since its inception, Off Line has produced two "game show" fundraisers, and this was Off Line's second cabaret.