Bring on puns about perfect tens and gold medals -- I'm over the moon with our brand new Magnificent Seven demos featuring the singing talents of Ally Bonino, Emily Jenda, Caitlin Kinnunen, Marina Kondo, Amy Linden Peters, Ellen Macy, and Emily Walton and the banding talents of Carl Limbacher, Geremy Schulick, Rich Silverstein, and Jeremy Yaddow. Engineered and mixed by the wonderful Chris Gilroy.
The past two weeks I've been in a sustained state of rapture working with amazing students at NYU's New Studio on Broadway on our workshop of REB + VoDKa + ME. This cast is so talented and so game, and it's been thrilling to hear them give voice to a whole bunch of brand new material for the show. We're also so excited to see our director Ben and our choreographer Tara work with the cast to develop a physical language for the show. I'll post info on how to get tickets as soon as I have it -- so very excited to put this out in the world!
We've got videos from our Elevator Heart concert at The Tank last month! Check out Ally Bonino and the rest of our wonderful cast performing A Letter for Bidya!
The lovely folks at The Old Globe theatre in San Diego are featuring a song from The Loneliest Girl in the World in their Working Women Salon on Monday 10/30 @ 7pm. Wish I was still on the West Coast to see the event!
Last week Gordon and I had the most wonderful time doing a workshop of The Loneliest Girl in the World at Diversionary Theatre in San Diego. We were bowled over by the talent and kindness of the actors, designers and theatre board members we met there. And, not to bury the lede, but we found out that our spring production will have a culinary sponsor... and that this sponsor is a pie shop!
Amy, Sara, and my elevator hearts were bursting with pride after Saturday's reading our our show, Elevator Heart, at The Tank. The reading was directed by Dev Bondarin and music directed by Rich Silverstein, starring Sherz Aletaha, Ally Bonino, Joanna Carpenter, Lizette Cruz, Latoya Edwards, Ellen Condon Macy, Aneesh Sheth and Tatiana Wechsler.
Gordon and I were excited to be on Mia's World, a radio show about all types of music, on Tuesday 9/26. You can catch us chatting about Columbiner culture and teen gymnasts here (just search for the 9/26 episode of Mia's World in the Archived Shows section.) Mia Berman is a delight, and I could not have been happier to combine two of my favorite earthly pleasures -- listening to musicals I wrote and talking.
Sara, Amy and I are putting up a reading of Elevator Heart at The Tank on Saturday, 10/14 at 7pm. Tickets are here! And, for good measure, here's the title song:
The dance piece I wrote music for is being featured as part of the Spark Movement Collective's Collections of Change on Friday 9/29 and Saturday 9/30 at the Actors Fund Arts Center (160 Schermerhorn street in Brooklyn). I am totally thrilled with the gorgeous choreography Michelle Thompson Ulerich did to the music I wrote, and the excepts I've seen from the other dances pieces in the show are equally awesome. Tickets are here!
Gordon and I are so excited to be part of the inaugural class of the Collective for the 92Y's Music Theatre Development Lab! We plan to use the good company -- including people from the dance world -- to finally get to work on Choreomania, our show about the Dancing Plague of 1518. Here's the one song we've written for the show so far: