Bravo’s Andy Cohen to Host TikTok Musical ‘For You, Paige’
Bravo celebrity Andy Cohen is stepping out of the clubhouse to host For You, Paige, the first commissioned TikTok musical. Find out when you can watch the King of Bravo in his latest hosting gig, plus who stars in the TikTok-inspired production.
‘For You, Paige’ musical will stream live on April 14 at 7 p.m. ET
The cast of For You, Paige will perform live on stage in New York City on April 14, 2022. The show begins at 7 p.m. ET/4 p.m. PT and stream globally through the official TikTok account.
“This is gonna blow you away,” Cohen said of the musical in a post to TikTok. “The music is spectacular — I love live theater, what can I say.”
‘For You, Paige’ comes from ‘Ratatouille: The TikTok Musical’ creative Daniel Mertzlufft
For You, Paige was created by Daniel Mertzlufft as a follow-up to the viral sensation Ratatouille: The TikTok Musical. The Disney-inspired production raised over $2 Million for The Actor’s Fund and provided a sense of hope amid the challenges theater faced during the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.
“The way theater is being created and consumed is changing,” said Mertzlufft in the press release.
“We are now able to give theater access to people across the globe through their screens, and TikTok is the perfect platform to empower this. It’s not about follower count, it’s about the work you are putting out there. It’s so exciting to constantly see new voices emerge from this platform, and even more exciting to see TikTok not only acknowledge that community, but embrace it. I hope For You, Paige serves as a love letter to all of those people.”
TikTok play will feature talent from ‘High School Musical: The Musical: The Series’
For You, Paige stars Roman Banks (High School Musical: The Musical: The Series) and Sri Ramesh (EarCandy). Krystina Alabado also stars in the production as Kaia, alongside James Henry as Tyler and JJ Niemann as Jarek.
For You, Paige’s cast also includes Aveena Sawyer, Alysia Velez, Fernell Hogan, Cori Jaskier, Max Antonio Gonzalez, Emily Stillings, Thursday Farrar, and Paul Schoeffler.
Mertzlufft is the executive producer, co-bookwriter, composer, executive music supervisor, and music supervisor on the production. His collaborators include co-book writer Kate Leonard, songwriters Julia Riew, Katherine Lynn-Rose, RJ Christian, Blake Rouse, Morgan Reilly, Alex Engelberg, and Kate Leonard. Orchestrations for For You, Paige are by Macy Schmidt, who also serves as co-executive producer.
Real TikTokers inspire the story in ‘For You, Paige’
As the press release describes, For You, Paige tells the story of teenage music nerd Landon (Banks). He collaborates with his best friend Paige (Ramesh) on a TikTok song inspired by her favorite book series. Landon’s TikTok goes viral and thrusts him into the spotlight, leaving Paige behind.
When a producer offers Landon the opportunity to adapt the book series into a musical, he discovers the glory of doing it all himself isn’t worth the stress. He enlists the help of Paige and the TikTok community to turn the show into a huge success.
Stream For You, Paige tonight at 7 p.m. ET on TikTok.