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Invite-Only Developmental Presentations, Los Angeles, CA, June 2017

Havana Music Hall
book by Carmen Pelaez
lyrics by Richard Kagan and Jose “Perico” Hernandez
music by Richard Kagan
music supervisor: Larry Blank
director/choreographer: Maria Torres

June 29-30, 2017


Havana Music Hall’s best known band is on the rise in a thrilling, creative 1958 Cuba. Husband and wife team Rolando and Ramona Calderon are on the verge of breaking through to the world’s stage when the Revolution tears the only world they have ever known apart.

Almost sixty years later, we find the duo trying to forget the past in the now devastated Havana Music Hall, but others won’t let them.

Havana Music Hall‘s story captures the pain and joy of the Cuban experience like nothing before. As hearts break, spirits will soar with the original score, which has the audience dancing in their seats.

Read more about Havana Music Hall.


Connecticut Premiere Production, Seven Angels Theatre, Waterbury, Connecticut

Trav’lin – The 1930s Harlem Musical
score by J.C. Johnson & Friends
book by Gary Holmes and Allan Shapiro

May 11-June 11, 2017

director: Paul Stancato
music director: John DiPinto

featuring: Miche Braden, Teren Carter, Lothar Eaton, Jacobi Hall, Cherry Torres, and Yewande Odetoyinbo.

Click here for more info on Trav’lin.
Click here for info about Seven Angels Theatre.


NYC Staged Reading for Rhinebeck Writers Retreat, April/May 2017

Bhangin’ It
book by Rehana Lew Mirza and Mike Lew
music and lyrics by Sam Willmott
director: David Ruttura
music director: James Dobinson

NYC Reading, April/May 2017

With Laura Dadap, Angel Desai, Sidney DuPont, Hillary Fisher, Priyanka Krishnan, Josh Lerner, Benjamin Manno, Shoba Narayan, Salena Qureshi, Archana Rajan, Vishaal Reddy, Debargo Sanyal, Lipica Shah, and Tony Sheldon.

Read more about Rhinebeck Writers Retreat.
Full Production at Red Mountain Theatre Company, Birmingham, AL, February 2017

The Green Book
by Calvin Ramsey
director: Keith Cromwell


February 17-19, 2017

During the days of Jim Crow laws and segregation, an African American’s travel across the country was extremely difficult. The Negro Motorist Green Book, published from 1936-1966, was a resource for travelers which identified safe places for African Americans to eat, purchase gas, spend the night, and access other services in foreign towns. The play, a work of historical fiction, explores the injustices faced during this critical period of U.S. history. It takes a fascinating twist as a Jewish concentration camp survivor encounters a salesman for The Green Book while passing through town on his way to honor the African American veteran who saved his life.


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Read more about Red Mountain Theatre Company and The Green Book.
NYC Staged Readings at The York Theatre Company (Off-Broadway), February 2017

Mother Jones in Heaven (and Hell)
book, music, and lyrics by Si Kahn
director: Bill Castellino
music director: Eli Zoller

NYC Readings, February 3, 2017

Featuring Klea Blackhurst and Frank J. Paul.

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NYC Staged Reading for Ogunquit Playhouse (Maine), December 2016

book and lyrics by Michael Aman
music by Dana P. Rowe
director: Gustavo Zajac
music director: Doug Oberhamer

NYC Reading, December 2016

With Anthony Alfaro, Danny Bolero, Javier Castellanos, Tony Chiroldes, Alma Cuervo, Nathaniel Irvin, Bianca Marroquin, Val Moranto, Doreen Montalvo, Julia Mosby, Eliseo Roman, Jennifer Sanchez, Saundra Santiago, and Aléna Watters.

Read more about Ogunquit Playhouse.
Full Production in December 2016

book, music, and lyrics by Si Kahn
director: Elizabeth Craven
music director: Jim Peterson

December 1-18, 2016 at Main Stage West in Sebastopol, CA.

Hopeis a story of a Jewish family immigrating from Europe to America in the 19th century with the hope of finding a better life. Told in stories passed down to the playwright from his ancestors, Si Kahn’s original score weaves a tapestry of sacrifice and dreams.

Read more about Hope and buy tickets:

Read’s review of Hope at Main Stage West.

Read Imagination Lane’s review of Hope at Main Stage West.

Read For All Event’s review of Hope at Main Stage West.



12-Episode Video Series for Stavis & Cohen Financial/Third Coast Creative, August 2016

Following The Leaders Season 1: “Surprise! The Mostly Unexpected Retirement of Ted Leader”
writers: Tamara Bick and Drew Antzis
director: W. Ross Wells
production: Zenfilm Houston

Comic perspectives on financial topics, featuring The Leader Family.



Special Times Square Event for Stavis & Cohen Financial/Third Coast Creative, August 2016

S&C Gets WICKED with the U.S. Open!
Exclusive reception and performance opportunity for U.S. Open professional tennis players and clients of Stavis & Cohen Financial. Private post-show talk-back with cast members of Broadway’s Wicked includes Q&A with composer/lyricist Stephen Schwartz.


NYC Staged Reading for Rhinebeck Writers Retreat, June 2016

Into the Wild – A New Musical
book and lyrics by Janet Allard
music and lyrics by Niko Tsakalakos
Based on “Into the Wild” by Jon Krakauer
and “Back to the Wild” by the Christopher J. McCandless Foundation
director: Lila Neugebauer
music director: Brian Usifer

NYC Reading, June 2016

With Stephen Bogardus, Andrew Call, Daniel Cooney, MacIntrye Dixon, Alison Fraser, Annie Golden, Jake Katzman, Lauren Pritchard, and Bryan Welnicki.

Read more about Rhinebeck Writers Retreat.


Top, l to r: Bryan Welnicki, Jake Katzman, Stephen Bogardus, Alison Fraser
Bottom: Niko Tsakalakos, Kathy Evans, and Janet Allard.

Private Workshop Fall 2015

Tonight’s Star
Conceived by David Evans and Eric Evans
Creative Lead: Matthew-Lee Erlbach
Musical Director: Annastasia Victory
Consulting Director: Joe Barros
Lighting Design: Michael Megliola

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Read more about Tonight’s Star™.





Full Production in Spring 2015

book and lyrics by Scott Burkell
music by Paul Loesel
based on the award-winning novel Ella Minnow Pea by Mark Dunn
director: Joe Calarco

April 7-19, 2015 at TUTS Underground in Houston, TX

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NYC Staged Reading for Rhinebeck Writers Retreat, March 2015

Broadway Bounty Hunter (formerly titled Annie Golden: Bounty Hunter, Yo!)
music and lyrics by Joe Iconis
book by Joe Iconis, Lance Rubin, and Jason Sweettooth Williams
director: Leah C. Gardiner
music director: Rob Baumgartner

NYC Reading, March 28, 2015

With Annie Golden, Lulu Fall, Badia Farha, Kingsley Leggs, Jeff McCarthy, Travis Mitchell, Herman Sebek, and Jason Veasey.

Read more about Annie Golden: Bounty Hunter, Yo!.

Read more about Rhinebeck Writers Retreat.







NYC Staged Reading, March 2015

The Face In the Reeds
a play by Robin U. Russin
director: Maggie L. Harrer
producer: Caytha Jentis

NYC Readings, March 23-24, 2015

With Catherine Eaton, Rufus Collins, Chris Dunlop, Owen Hagmaier, Rachel McKeon, and Gordon Stanley.


NYC Staged Reading, February 2015

The Spiritualist
a play by Robert Ford
director: Seth Gordon

NYC Reading, February 20, 2015

With Amy Herzberg, Jeremy Shamos, Ed Dixon, Sarah Nedwek, Robert Sella, Ron Guttman, and Shannon Marie Sullivan.

Click to see images from the TheatreSquared production of The Spiritualist.


Seeking Full Production Opportunities

Musicals by Si Kahn: Mother Jones In Heaven, Silver Spoon (book by Amy Merrill), Some Sweet Day (words by Mac Pirkle and Don Jones), Joe Hill’s Last Will, Precious Memories, and Hope

““A Triumphant, Dazzling ‘Mother’….Pure Gold….Full of humor, sorrow and rage, the show possesses a fierce beauty, stirring the heart and mind.”
The Best of San Francisco Bay Area review of Main Stage West’s 2014 production of Mother Jones In Heaven

Read more about Si Kahn, his musicals, and his recordings and career:


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NYC Private Reading, November 2014

book and lyrics by Scott Burkell
music by Paul Loesel
based on the award-winning novel Ella Minnow Pea by Mark Dunn
director: Joe Calarco
Private NYC Reading, November 10, 2014

With Caitlin Kinnunen, Jared Zirilli, Natalie Venetia Belcon, Todd Cerveris, Donna Lynne Champlin, Erin Leigh Peck, Darius Kaleb, Nehal Joshi, Robert Rokicki, Steven Eng, Erin Maguire, Tyce Green, Natalie Arneson, and Glory Curda.

Click to read the article on the reading.

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Seeking Full Production Opportunities following 2014 NYC Showcase

The Sun Shines East
by Corinne Chateau


“A powerful look at how international politics can dramatically impact
one family….An incredibly honest and provocative play.”

“A beautiful, heartfelt story that deems the presence of children in our lives that much more precious. This couple’s story certainly deserves to be shared with the world.”

The Sun Shines East…is a cry, a plea for the abandoned and unwanted children of the world. It is an urgent call to action as children continue to be used as pawns by politicians throughout the world. If we do no speak up for them, who will?”
– Corinne Chateau to Theater In the Now

Click to read more about The Sun Shines East.


Line Producer, NYMF Developmental Reading


Harriet: A musical about the life of Harriet Tubman
Book by Colette Call Lofgren & J. Michael Call
Music & Lyrics by Colette Call Lofgren
Director: Lee Summers
Music Director: Michael O. Mitchell
Assistant Music Director: Annastasia Victory
Stage Manager: Gwen Gilliam

New York Musical Theatre Festival (NYMF) Developmental Reading, July 2014

With Reed Armstrong, Shira Averbuch, Jennifer Babiak, Aisha de Haas, Eden Duncan-Smith, Harriett D. Foy, Alan H. Green, Amber Iman, Capathia Jenkins, David Jennings, Darius Kaleb, Connie Pachl, Gary Sorenson, Charles E. Wallace, Lillias White, and Jared Young.

Every great dream begins with a dreamer!
Armed with faith, humor, and a hand gun, Harriet Tubman proves that anything is possible as she leads her people to freedom on the Underground Railroad. Featuring a vibrant, soulful score, this spirited new musical brings to life the remarkable story of an American heroine – a woman they called Moses. As she triumphs over tragedy, Harriet inspires with her courage, charms with her wit, and captures the hearts of generations to come.

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Click to read more about the NYMF reading of Harriet.



Seeking Solo Performance Opportunities

Pippa White/One’s Company
Unique Solo Performance
“Part Theater, Part Storytelling, Part History”


“More than a one-woman show; Pippa’s talent brings to life a full cast of
characters, and they become people who matter to you.”
Patti Cotter, Performing Arts Programming, Iowa State Center

Pippa White has crisscrossed the country many times touring to over 30 states, performing at universities and colleges, conferences, performing arts centers, museums, libraries, and festivals with her self-contained Solo Shows. The wide range of themes and subjects include immigrants’ experience at Ellis Island, the history of the Orphan Train, women resistance fighters in WWII, and the life and work of lyricist Dorothy Fields.

Click to read more about Pippa White/One’s Company.


Staged Reading

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book and lyrics by Ed Horowitz
music by Marc Lichtman
director: Alice Jankell
music director: Julie McBride
associate music director: David Gardos

AEA 29-hour reading took place January 23 & 24, 2014.


Executive Producer


Yank! Off-Broadway Cast Recording
book and lyrics by David Zellnik
music by Joe Zellnik

PS Classics CD and digital release date: February 25, 2014
Click here to order!


Developmental Production with Third Coast Creative


book and lyrics by Scott Burkell
music by Paul Loesel
based on the award-winning novel Ella Minnow Pea by Mark Dunn
director: Joe Calarco
July 25-August 18, 2013 at Goodspeed Musicals’ Norma Terris Theatre
For more info on Third Coast Creative:

Click to watch sizzle reel for LMNOP.

Click to view photos of the Goodspeed developmental production.


In Early Development

Tonight’s Star
conceived by David Evans and Eric Evans

Check back for more information about Tonight’s Star as the project takes its first steps.


Seeking Full Production Opportunities Following Regional Premiere at Ford’s Theatre, Washington, D.C.

Liberty Smith
book by Marc Madnick, Eric R. Cohen, and Adam Abraham
lyrics by Adam Abraham
music by Michael Weiner
Click here to read about Liberty Smith.


Developmental Production

Marry Harry – A New Musical
book by Jennifer Robbins
lyrics by Michael Biello
music by Dan Martin
directed by Kent Nicholson

New York Musical Theatre Festival (NYMF) production, July 2013

Click to view photos from the NYMF production of Marry Harry.


In Development
Got To Be There
A new book musical featuring the music of Elliot Willensky
book by Scott Coulter

Table read took place June 2013.


Seeking Full Production Opportunities Following Audience- and Critically-Acclaimed Productions at Judson Memorial Church and Edinburgh International Fringe Festival 2011

From the Fire
music by Elizabeth Swados
text and direction by Cecilia Rubino
poems by Paula Finn
original design by Bonnie Roche-Bronfman
Click here to read about From the Fire.



Seeking Full Production, Reading, or Developmental Opportunities
book, music, and lyrics by Scott Eyerly
Click here to read more about Scott Eyerly and Pooch.

29-hour reading took place May 2013, directed by Gabriel Barre.
New York Theatre Barn (NYTB) presented highlights from Pooch in concert at the Daryl Roth Theatre’s D-Lounge on June 10, 2013.


Seeking Full Production, Reading, or Developmental Opportunities
Book by Mari Carras & Laurel Ollstein
Lyrics by Mari Carras, Elise Morris & Donald Eugster
Music by Nicholas Carras & Elise Morris
Additional Music by: Donald Eugster & John Anastasopoulos

29-hour reading took place June 2013, produced by The Directors Company, directed by Dan Knechtges.

Click here to read about Opa!.


Developmental Lab

Breaking Bread Theatre and Third Coast Creative present

Ella Minnow Pea
book and lyrics by Scott Burkell
music by Paul Loesel
based on the award-winning novel Ella Minnow Pea by Mark Dunn
director: Joe Calarco
music director: Dominick Amendum
October 2012
Click here to read more about Breaking Bread Theatre and Ella Minnow Pea.

Regional Premiere Production, Seeking Other Production Opportunities
Jubilee Theatre, Forth Worth, Texas

Trav’lin – The New 1930s Harlem Musical
score by J.C. Johnson & Friends
book by Gary Holmes and Allan Shapiro
March 29-April 28, 2013
Click here for more info on Trav’lin.
Click here for info about the Jubilee Theatre production.

NYC Production, Seeking Other Production Opportunities

Rentboy – The Musical
book and lyrics by David Leddick
music by Andrew Sargent
March-April 2013

Click here to read more about Rentboy – The Musical.


Currently running Off-Broadway

The Chocolate Show!
music and book by Alan Golub and Laura Goldfader
lyrics by Alan Golub
Click here to visit The Chocolate Show! on on-line and buy tickets.


In Development
Stage Adaptation of work of award-winning novelist Ursula K. Le Guin

Consulting with Regional Theaters
NYC Workshops and Readings for The Old Globe Theater (San Diego, CA), including:

  • Nobody Loves You (Musical)
    by Itamar Moses and Gaby Alter
    directed by Michelle Tattenbaum
    August 2011 reading (music direction by Nick Myers) with Wayne Wilcox, Jenni Barber, Heath Calvert, Greta Lee, Jason Tam, Rebecca Faulkenberry, D’Adre Aziza, Spencer Moses.
    February 2012 reading (music direction by Vadim Feichtner) with Jenni Barber, Alex Brightman, Graham Stevens, Adam Kantor, Nicole Lewis, Lauren Molina, Jason Michael Snow, and Kate Morgan Chadwick.
  • A Room With a View (Musical)
    by Marc Acito and Jeffrey Stock
    directed by Scott Schwartz
    music direction by Boko Suzuki
    October 2011 reading with Alexandra Socha, Judy Blazer, Nick Verina, Mary Stout, Lenny Wolpe, Brooks Ashmanskas, Etai Benshlomo, Kevin Vortmann, and Alexandra Silber.
    December 2011 workshop with Ephie Aardema, Etai Benshlomo, Gina Ferrall, Jacquelynne Fontaine, Kyle Harris, Alok Kumar, Will Reynolds, Edward Staudenmayer, Karen Ziemba, and Kurt Zischke.
  • Yank! (Musical)
    by David Zellnik and Joe Zellnik
    directed by David Cromer
    choreographed by Jeffry Denman
    music direction by Rob Berman
    cast: Bobby Steggert, Santino Fontana, Nellie McKay, Jeffrey Schecter, Tally Sessions, Colt Prattes, Cory Michael Smith, Brian Cali, Cole Escola, Jared Gertner, Scott Barnhardt, Morgan Spector, Adam Perry, Cody Williams, and Charles MacEachern.
    November 2011
  • Some Lovers (Musical)
    by Steven Sater and Burt Bacharach
    directed by Will Frears
    August 2011 workshop (music direction by Dan Lipton) with Will Chase, Jennifer Laura Thompson, Kyle Riabko, Christy Altomare.
    October 2011 reading (music direction by Lon Hoyt) with Jason Danieley, Anastasia Barzee, Jenni Barber, and Will Connolly.
  • The Recommendation (Play)
    by Jonathan Caren
    directed by Jonathan Munby
    cast: Francois Battiste, Noah Bean, Brian Tyree Henry.
    August 2011
  • The Green Heart (Musical)
    by Charles Busch and Rusty Magee
    directed by Carl Andress
    music direction by John McDaniel
    cast: Kerry Butler, Craig Bierko, Heidi Blickenstaff, Fred Applegate, Jackie Hoffman, Mary Stout, Ashley Kate Adams, Peter Marinos, Wade Elkins, Tally Sessions.
    August 2011
  • Somewhere (Play)
    by Matthew Lopez
    directed by Giovanna Sardelli
    cast: Juan Javier Cardenas, Leo Ash Evens, Priscilla Lopez, Benita Robledo, Jon Rua.
    June 2011
  • Señor Discretion (Musical)
    by Frank Loesser and Culture Clash
    directed by Charles Randolph Wright
    musical direction by Larry Hochman
    cast: Danny Bolero, John Bolton, Sarah Amengual, Bianca Marroquin, Ivan Hernandez, Doreen Montalvo, Joseph Melendez, Orville Mendoza, Tony Chiroides, Blanca Camacho, Jennifer Sanchez, Omar Lopez-Cepera, Henry Gainza.
    March 2011