Cinemax Continues Shift To Respectability With Susan Seidleman’s Musical Chairs!

Susan Seidelman’s critically acclaimed Musical Chairs is set to premiere on Cinemax of Friday at 6:55/5:55C and is now available on MAX GO until March 31st.

Musical chairs is a blend of drama, dance and romance set in contemporary New York, where ‘a pair of unlikely lovers must face a number of challenges, both separately and together, before finding one another–and themselves.’ Set in the world of competitive dancing, Armando, a handyman, and Mia, an Upper East Side princess, must find a way to achieve their dreams in spite his background and a tragic accident puts her in a wheelchair for life. For more, check out the press release following the jump.

MUSICAL CHAIRS Directed by Susan Seidelman

Now Available on Cinemax & MAX GO

"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!"

– Boxoffice

New York, NY – February 25, 2014 – MUSICAL CHAIRS, the inspiring romantic film from renowned director Susan Seidelman (Desperately Seeking Susan) is set to air on Friday, February 28th at 6:55am EST & is now available on demand via MAX GO until March 31st! For more information, please visit:

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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