So looking forward to Prospect's next IGNITE Concert on Friday, March 10th at 8pm at the Times Center (242 West 41st street). The show will will feature sneak peeks at projects authored or co-authored by women writers - who will be there to talk about their process. Come hear Sara, Amy and I chat about Elevator Heart and present two songs from the show! Here's what Broadway World has to say.
Single tickets are $20, $30 and $40, and may be obtained through online purchase at www.ProspectTheater.org / GoodToGoFestival.org, or by calling (212) 352-3101. Tickets may also be purchased at the door. Use promo code FACE and get $5 off any ticket level.
A friend from grad school, the lovely and talented Katya Stanislavskaya, serves as the musical theatre program director at Western Carolina University. Every year the seniors in the program travel to NYC for a showcase concert, and this year two students are going to be performing songs of mine (one with Rob, one with Gordon.) We'll get to do a coaching with the kids, then the showcase itself will be on Monday 3/6 at Access Theatre's Gallery Space at 380 Broadway at 2pm and at 8pm. Should be fun!
The wonderful Lynne Marie Rosenberg asked Gordon and I to write a song for her upcoming show. Here's the info!
Returning for its 5th installment at Joe's Pub at The Public, CastAndLoose Live! features stars of the stage and screen bringing real, verbatim casting notices to life. Join us this evening for ageism, ableism, fat shaming, transphobia, and everything breakdowns have to say about the body. A portion of proceeds will benefit the Alliance for Inclusion in the Arts. As always, come laugh at the problem while funding the solution. Hosted by Lynne Marie Rosenberg (High Maintenance)
Pun Bandhu (Plenty)
Tom Phelan (The Fosters, Hir)
Cara Reedy (Infamously Short)
Aneesh Sheth (Southern Comfort)
Maysoon Zayid (Most Watched TED Talk of 2014)
The stylings of musical theater team Gordon Leary and Julia Meinwald
And directed by Jenn Haltman
What a rare pleasure to get to put new material up on its feet! Gordon and I are finishing up REB + VoDKa + ME as part of the Lerner and Loewe writers' group at the Musical Theatre Factory, and as such, we've got a spot in their upcoming 4x15 series! We'll be presenting the first 15 minutes of the show, assisted by our tried and true collaborators Ben Kamine (director) and Rich Silverstein (music director.) Our amazing cast (just look at those mugs) will be Delaney Amatrudo, Robert Ariza, Sam Heldt, Elexis Morton, Libby Servais, Johnny Shea, and Nicole Sumlin. Mark your calendars for Monday 2/13 at 8pm at the Robert Moss Theatre (440 Lafayette Street, 3rd floor) and get your tickets here.
Gordon and I are so excited to have our songs featured in Underscore Theatre Company's upcoming Galentine's Day concert! Here's the deets:
Underscore Theatre Company presents: our next installment of the Tiny Storefront Concert Series: join us on Monday, February 13 at 8pm for a Galentine’s Day concert!
It’s not a cabaret.
It’s the Tiny Storefront Concert Series, brought to you by Underscore Theatre Company. Admission is $8 if you buy in advance and $10 at the door, there’s a kick-ass live band, and we feature performances from Chicago’s finest singers and actors, bringing the work of contemporary composers to life, sometimes for the first time, and revisiting the classics. Be fantastic with us.
Monday, February 13, 2017 – Galentine’s Day!
Julia Meinwald & Gordon Leary
4635 N Clark St., Chicago, IL 60640
8 pm. - 10pm
Enjoy a showcase, written, composed, and performed by women!
Featuring amazing vocalists: Tressa Greschak, Madison Kauffman, Nicole Lambert, Lauren Paris, Laura Stratford, Elle Walker
Music Directed and accompanied by Emily Barrett on Keyboard
Directed by Isaac Loomer & Mario Mazzetti
We recorded some rough demos from Elevator Heart! You can check them out, as well as a few live recordings from various concerts of the show, here!
So rewarding to work with such talented people...Check out this NYTimes article about Broadway Baby and Pregnancy Pact cast member Twan Baker.