COMING SOON – Financial Slavery: The College Debt Sentence

Financial Slavery: The College Debt Sentence will have its World Premiere at The New York International Fringe Festival on August 21. The production is produced by the Award-Winning North Bergen, New Jersey Company, Strength Out of Shadows (SOS), utilizing visual, performing and media arts to create dialogue and change within their communities.  The production was written by Alyea Pierce whose previous work has been seen at The Apollo Theatre, Broadway’s New Amsterdam,… Read More

COMING SOON: Children of Salt

In anticipation of its New York presentation with the New York Musical Festival (NYMF) this July, producers Jorge de la Garza and German Cavazos will present a special concert version of the new musical Children of Salt, music by Jaime Lozano and book and lyrics by Lauren Epsenhart, with arrangements & orchestrations by Jesús Altamira and Jaime Lozano, musical direction by Geraldine Anello and musical supervision by Zach Dietz, starring Mauricio Martinez… Read More

COMING SOON: Wearing Black

THE NEW YORK MUSICAL THEATRE FESTIVAL and DARK PROPHETS PRODUCTION LLC are pleased to announce the world premiere production of Wearing Black, winner Best Original Score at FRIGID New York, with book, music and lyrics by Riley Thomas (writer/composer of the sold out award-winning NYMF show STUCK, now a feature film starring Giancarlo Esposito, Amy Madigan and Ashanti.), music direction by Ben Caplan and directed by J. Scott Lapp (Broadway’s Bonnie &… Read More

Beyond Broadway: Theatre Festivals A-GoGo

Hi Friends, Every year I give myself a few very tough challenges. That’s code for New Year’s Resolution.  Each year, I manage to achieve them. Mostly because I push myself very hard to achieve them but because I truly to enjoy hitting the goal. For the 2013-2014 theatre season, I decided that I was going to really throw myself in the theater festival scene. What does that mean? Well, I have already… Read More

COMING SOON: Madame Infamy

Madame Infamy SCANDAL.  SURRENDER.  STRENGTH. as part of the NY Musical Theatre Festival (“NYMF”) July 23rd – July 27th/ The Alice Griffin Jewel Box Theatre Tickets $25 (for tickets visit www.nymf.org/tickets/2014-events/madame-infamy/) Mentioned by the New York Times as “What to Do in New York City in Summer 2014” and lauded by The Huffington Post as “a brilliant example of what might be called creative, feminist historiography,” Madame Infamy, is a new musical directed by Carlos Armesto, with concept… Read More

COMING SOON: CLONED!

THE NEW YORK MUSICAL THEATRE FESTIVAL and SPIEGEL AND WOLPOW PARTNERSHIP are pleased to announce the world premiere production of CLONED!, winner of The New York Musical Theatre Festival’s 2013 Developmental Reading Award, an Official Selection of the 2014 New York Musical Theatre Festival’s Next Link Project and a Grand Jury Selection of the 2014 New York Musical Theatre Festival, with book by Jacey Powers (Picking Up – DR2 Theater) & Dan Wolpow (Keepers: A Broadway Benefit at Studio 54),… Read More

A Write Teacher(s) Spotlight: Castle Walk

Hello Beautiful People, Yesterday I had the pleasure of attending the very last show of the 2013 New York Musical Theatre Festival, Castle Walk, book, (music, and lyrics by Milton Granger, with additional materials by Jere Lee Hodgin.) The premise of the show is thus – It’s 1938, RKO is making “The Story of Vernon and Irene Castle” with Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers, and they’ve hired Irene Castle herself to be… Read More

A Write Teacher(s) Spotlight: Bend in the Road

Hello Beautiful People, When I first heard that Benjamin Endsley Klein was directing Bend in the Road at the New York Musical Theatre Festival, I knew that it was one of the shows that I had to see. If you saw Ann, you know exactly what I’m talking about. (If you didn’t, well, that’s a shame – you absolutely missed out.) Now, in Bend in the Road, Benjamin Endsley seamlessly moves the… Read More

COMING SOON: Castle Walk

NEW YORK MUSICAL THEATRE FESTIVAL and CASTLE WALK THEATRE COMPANY LLC Proudly Present the World Premiere of CASTLE WALK Before Fred and Ginger, Vernon and Irene, the original dancing stars Book, Music and Lyrics by MILTON GRANGER Starring ASHLEY CHASTEEN, JAMES CLOW*, JESSE FACTOR*, CHRIS KANE, MAY-ELISE MARTINSEN, MIA MICHELLE McCLAIN, WAYNE W. PRETLOW*, STEPHANIE ROTHENBERG*, BRET SHUFORD*, JONATHAN STAHL*, LAUREN SPRAGUE*, LYNNE WINTERSTELLER* *Member of Actors’ Equity Association. Directed and Choreographed… Read More

Actors & Actresses Q&A Series: Happy McPartlin

Hello Beautiful People, Truthfully, Happy McPartlin is like the essence of happiness, so her name is quite fitting.  She is an actress, a singer, and absolutely fascinating person.  I was so grateful that she took the time out of her busy rehearsal schedule to chat with me about theater, life, New York, education…and well, you name it! Tonight, Mother, Wife, and the Complicated Life opens as part of the New York Musical… Read More