Y'all, we are in rehearsals for an actual production of the The Magnificent Seven at Theatre Row in midtown Manhattan. There are leotards. There is choreography. There is a set painted in a color we're calling "sports blue". Being in rehearsal with this cast and creative team is a dream come true. Here's all the info!
The Magnificent Seven
Thursday July 7 - Sunday July 17
(Tuesdays @ 7pm, Wednesdays- Saturdays @ 8pm, Saturdays @ 2pm, Sundays @ 3pm)
Theatre 1 at Theatre Row
410 West 42nd Street, NYC
Directed by Nikki DiLoreto
Music Direction by Alex Ratner
Choreography by Jessica Walker
Produced in associate with Steve Kyriakis
Featuring: Holly Gould, Sam Heldt, MinJi Kim, Amy Linden, Ellen Condon Macy, Evan Maltby, Allison Posner, Lynne Marie Rosenberg, Libby Servais, Josslyn Shaw, Racquel Williams
I'm so excited that Gordon and my show, Something Blue, will be included in the WoW's NoW festival of staged readings in Ithaca, NY. I can't wait to get to work on musical theatre in my hometown, and among such good company:
EXTENDED STAY by Jenny Stafford & Scotty Arnold
ONWARD AND UPWARD by Charlie Romano & Will Wegner
SOMETHING BLUE by Julia Meinwald & Gordon Leary
The readings will run November 4-20 at The Cherry Arts.
Gordon and I had a ball chatting about gymnastics on the What Makes You Think podcast with Nicole Langevin-- check out our episode here!
(And here's a fun trailer)
Gordon and my short musical Blank Slate was featured as part of a flight of new musicals at Theatre Elision in Minneapolis! Check out a nice review here.
I was psyched to have my song, Time Does Not Bring Relief, featured as part of Project 2020 at The Blue Building in New York City and the Chase Young Gallery in Boston. More info about the events here.
I had such fun (home) chatting with Matthew Koplick on his Broadway Breakdown podcast about my favorite Jeanine Tesori show!
It was such a thrill to be back in the world of in-person music making last week at Don't Tell Mama! Check out this (back of the room phone) video of a brand new song for Amanda Borden that we premiered that night, sung by the incomparable Ellen Condon Macy:
We're BACK, baaaaabyyyy! Gordon and I are dipping our toes back into the world of live performance with a concert of songs from The Magnificent Seven coming up at Don't Tell Mama (343 West 46th Street) this Friday, July 23rd on 9:30pm. In addition to the beginning of this year's Olympics, the date also marks the 25th anniversary of the Team USA Women's Olympic Gymnastics gold back in 1996. Reserve your $7 ticket here or check out the video via livestream on the night or after the fact!
The luminous Tatiana Wechsler, Ally Bonino, and Hana Slevin were kind enough to help Gordon and I record a new song from our latest show, These Familiar Spirits. Mixed by the man, the myth, the legend Andy Zinsmeister.
Gordon and I had a blast being interviewed as part of A Little New Music's Spotlight series! You can check out the episode here.