So rewarding to work with such talented people...Check out this NYTimes article about Broadway Baby and Pregnancy Pact cast member Twan Baker.
On Monday, 12/12, we put up our very first very rough draft of The Magnificent Seven at Cloud City, as the culmination of our year with the Playground Playgroup at Fresh Ground Pepper. So excited to work with some of our favorite performers (pictured above, sticking the landing).
Book & Lyrics by Gordon Leary
Music by Julia Meinwald
Directed by Nikki DiLoreto
Music Direction by Rich Silverstein
Featuring Shaleah Adkisson, Ally Bonino, Ellen Condon Macy, Amy Linden, Gillian Munsayac, Ned Riseley, Lynne Marie Rosenberg, Keith Rubin, Dana Steingold, and Emily Walton
Amanda Borden, Amy Chow, Dominique Dawes, Shannon Miller, Dominique Moceanu, Jaycie Phelps, and Kerri Strug made up the first U.S. women’s gymnastics team to win Olympic team gold at the 1996 Atlanta games. The Magnificent Seven imagines their inner lives on the two days of team competition, as they reach for their young dreams and their faces on the Wheaties box, all leading up to a star-making vault heard ’round the world.
..Part of Fresh Ground Pepper's 8th Annual Playground Festival
The wonderful Tom Toce and Megan Loughran are putting together a Christmas concert featuring Yalie songwriters and performers at Urban Stages as part of their Winter Rhythms series! Gordon and my song "All I Want" will be part of the set, being sung my Megan, Mallory Baysek, and Zina Ellis. Tickets are here! As a little teaser, here's a sneak peak of the song from Gordon and my own Winter Rhythms concert of Christmas past (2013).