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Theater Resources Unlimited

Theater Resources Unlimited (TRU), Audience Extras and Back Stage present the industry panel "Cooking from Scratch: How a Producer Puts Together the Ingredients of a New Musical" on Thursday, December 17, 2009 at 7:30pm at The Players Theatre Mainstage, 115 MacDougal Street (below W. 3rd Street), NYC.

Where do new musicals come from? Sometimes the ideas spring from the mind of a producer, not a writer. The art of creative producing is back and thriving. Meet some producers who come up with concepts, get the rights, hire a writing team and put all the pieces together to cook up a brand new musical. How involved do they get in the creative process? And how tricky is it to let go and let the writers do their job? How do they guide the process without being intrusive? Are producer-driven musicals any different than the sort shows writers come up with on their own? Are they more (or less) successful commercially?

Panelists will include Randy Adams, Junkyard Dog Productions ("Vanities", "Memphis"); Tom Polum, producer ("The Toxic Avenger"); Tom Smedes, producer ("Ace the Musical", "[title of show]", "Naked Boys Singing"); Ken Waissman, producer (original Broadway productions of "Grease", "Over Here!", "Agnes of God", "Torch Song Trilogy" and the upcoming musical, "Josephine"); and others to be announced.

Doors open at 7:00pm for networking and refreshments, panel starts promptly at 7:30pm. FREE for TRU members; $12 for non-members. Please call at least a day in advance for reservations: 212/714-7628; or e-mail

Open:   12/17/09
Close:   12/17/09

Thursday, December 17 at 7:30pm
Theater:   Players Theatre
Address:   115 MacDougal Street
New York, NY
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Take the A, C E or F trains to West 4th Street

Cost:Free for TRU members; $12 for non-members
Buy Tickets Online or Call: Players Theatre at 212-714-7628