HOW TO DEVELOP A BRAND NEW MUSICAL: A TRU SUCCESS STORY

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Theater Resources Unlimited

Theater Resources Unlimited (TRU) presents the December panel, How to Develop a Brand New Musical: A TRU Success Story, on Thursday, December 11, 2014 at 7:30pm at The Players Theatre, 115 MacDougal Street, 3rd Floor Loft Theatre, NYC.  Doors open at 7pm for networking and refreshments; the event starts at 7:30pm.

 

This panel will feature two-time TRU Voices finalist, writer Adam Overett (My Life Is a Musical, Popesical); original TRU Voices producers of My Life Is a Musical, Molly Morris and Cate Cammarata; My Life Is a Musical optioning producers Patrick Blake (Bedlam Theatre Hamlet/St. Joan, In the Continuum, The Exonerated, Play Dead); David Elliot and Martin Platt, co-directors of Perry Street Theatricals (Vanya & Sonia & Masha & Spike, Bedlam Theatre's St. Joan/Hamlet, Lend Me a Tenor the Musical, In the Continuum, An Oak Tree); and commercial producer Cheryl Wiesenfeld (All the Way, Rocky, Vania & Sonia & Masha & Spike, Porgy & Bess, A Steady Rain, Legally Blonde, Elaine Stritch: At Liberty, The Exonerated).

 

Learn about how the musical My Life Is a Musical went from a reading in the TRU Voices series to a developmental workshop to a full production at Bay Street Theater this past summer. Attendees will learn how this team of producers came together, how they collaborated with the writer and how they divided responsibilities. Hear the team’s next steps to bring this new musical into a commercial production.

 

Admission is $12 (free for TRU members).  Please RSVP at least a day in advance (or much sooner) for reservations: 212/714-7628; or e-mail TRUStaff1@gmail.com

 

Built in 1907 and converted into a theatre in the late 1940’s, the Players Theatre, host of the monthly TRU panels, has been a jewel in the midst of beautiful Greenwich Village, serving as a magnet for performing artists and their audiences.  The mainstage theatre has been home to such long run productions as An Evening with Quentin CrispPsycho Beach Party  and Ruthless starring an 8 year old Brittany Spears, Natalie Portman and Legally Blonde the Musical’s Laura Bell Bundy.  The Steve & Marie Sgouros Theatre, a 60-seat loft space on the 3rd floor offers an intimate home for TRU’s panels, as well as a range of new works. For more information, please visit www.theplayerstheatre.com.

 

Theater Resources Unlimited (TRU) is a twenty-two year old 501c3 nonprofit organization created to help producers produce, emerging theater companies to emerge healthily and all theater professionals to understand and navigate the business of theater. Membership includes self-producing artists as well as career producers and theater companies.

 

TRU publishes an email community newsletter of services, goods and productions; presents the TRU VOICES Annual New Play Reading Series and Annual New Musicals Reading Series, two new works series in which TRU underwrites developmental readings to nurture new shows as well as new producers for theater; TRU offers a Producer Development & Mentorship Program whose mentors are among the most prominent producers and general managers in New York Theater, and also presents Producer Boot Camp workshops to help aspirants develop the business skills they need. TRU serves writers through a Writer-Producer Speed Date, a Practical Playwriting Workshop, a Director-Writer Communications Lab and How to Write a Musical That Works; programs for actors include an Annual Combined Audition and quarterly Resource Nights and “Speed Dating” as well as free monthly actor workshops, in partnership with Weist-Barron Studios.

 

Programs of Theater Resources Unlimited are supported in part by public funds awarded through the New York State Council on the Arts (NYSCA); the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council, 9th district Council Member Inez Dickens and Council Member Christine Quinn; and The Montage Foundation.

 

For more information about TRU membership and programs, visit www.truonline.org or call (212) 714-7628.


About the Company: Theater Resources Unlimited (TRU)

Theater Resources Unlimited(TRU) is a twenty-year-old 501c3 nonprofit organization created to help producers produce, emerging theater companies to emerge healthily and all theater professionals to understand and navigate the business of theater. Membership includes self-producing artists as well as career producers and theater companies.

TRU publishes an email community newsletter of services, goods and productions; presents the TRU VOICES Annual New Play Reading Series and Annual New Musicals Reading Series, two new works series in which TRU underwrites developmental readings to nurture new shows as well as new producers for theater; TRU offers a Producer Development & Mentorship Program whose mentors are among the most prominent producers and general managers in New York Theater, and also presents Producer Boot Camp workshops to help aspirants develop the business skills they need. TRU serves writers through a Writer-Producer Speed Date, a Practical Playwriting Workshop and a Director-Writer Communications Lab; programs for actors include an Annual Combined Audition and quarterly Resource Nights and “Speed Dating” as well as free monthly actor workshops, in partnership with Weist-Barron Studios. 

For more information about TRU membership and programs, visit www.truonline.org or call 212-714-7628.

Open:   12/11/14
Close:   12/11/14

Schedule:
7:30pm:
12/11/2014
Theater:   The Players Theatre
Address:   115 MacDougal St.
New York, NY 10012
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Cost:$12
Buy Tickets Online or Call: TRU at (212) 714-7628
Company: Theater Resources Unlimited (TRU)         Official Web Site: www.truonline.org