"Effervescent! Seidelman's feel for setting and character is truly spectacular."
- Time Out New York
"Susan Seidelman still knows how to capture the chaotic magic of New York."
- The Village Voice
"A terrific film full of life, heart, music and fantastic dancing. A movie that just makes you feel good. See it!"
New York, NY - MUSICAL CHAIRS, the inspiring romantic film from renowned director Susan Seidelman (Desperately Seeking Susan) will air on HBO, HBO Latino and HBO Signature throughout the month of April! The English-language movie has Spanish subtitles and will be available on HBO GO. Watch MUSICAL CHAIRS on HBO, HBO Latino and HBO Signature airing at the times listed here: http://bit.ly/watchMConHBO
A unique blend of dance, drama, and romance, MUSICAL CHAIRS stars newcomers Leah Pipes and E.J. Bonilla as a pair of unlikely lovers in contemporary New York who must face a number of challenges, both separately and together, before finding one another--and themselves. Also starring Tony-winner Priscilla Lopez, Jaime Tirelli, Laverne Cox, Morgan Spector, Auti Angel, Jerome Preston Bates, Nelson R. Landrieu, and Angelic Zambrana, MUSICAL CHAIRS was produced by Janet Carrus and Joey Dedio.
Set against the exciting backdrop of competitive ballroom dancing, MUSICAL CHAIRS is about Armando (Bonilla) a Bronx-bred Latino who aspires to be a dancer but whose only way in is as a handyman at a Manhattan dance studio, and Mia (Pipes), an Upper East Side princess who is the studio's star performer. Though worlds apart, their shared passion for dance promises to bring them together until a tragic accident changes Mia's life forever, and she finds herself wheelchair-bound at a rehab facility, with her dreams of a dance career shattered. Fortunately, Armando has enough dreams for both of them and, when he hears about a wheelchair ballroom dance competition that will soon be held in NY, he sees a way to return something to Mia that she thinks is lost forever. At first she is reluctant--wheelchair dancing, though highly popular overseas, is something she never even knew existed. But, with the help of several other residents at the rehab center, Armando organizes an intense training program that will bring them all center stage and in the spotlight. The prize is irrelevant; what they really stand to win back is their zest for life.
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WHAT: MUSICAL CHAIRS on HBO, HBO Latino and HBO Signature
AIR DATES: Apr. 17 - 8pm EST - HBO Latino East
Apr. 17 - 11pm EST - HBO Latino West
Apr. 20 - 6:30am EST - HBO East
Apr. 20 - 6:30am EST - HBO Latino East
Apr. 20 - 9:30am EST - HBO West
Apr. 20 - 9:30am EST - HBO Latino West
Apr. 25 - 11:30am EST - HBO Latino East
Apr. 25 - 2:30pm EST - HBO West
Apr. 25 - 2:30pm EST - HBO Latino West
Apr. 28 - 7:50am EST - HBO Signature East
Apr. 28 - 10:50am EST - HBO Signature West