Monday, November 13
The Thing About Joe
Writers: Matthew Hardy
& Randy Klein
Madeline Lee Gilford's 84th Birthday!
Madeline: the first recipient of the
Madeline Lee Gilford Award
For her dedication and tireless contributions to the theatre
All proceeds from this celebration benefited
Musical Monday's Theatre Lab
Affirming the future of new Musicals
Wednesday, May 30th, 2007
Performing at the event:
Mary Cleere Haran, Ryan Cunningham and Joshua Salzman (QUEEN ESTHER).
Various attendees read a birthday poem written for Madeline by the late, great lyricist E.Y. "Yip" Harburg (Finian's Rainbow, Wizard of Oz), a spoof of Edgar Allan Poe's Annabel Lee. It followed a parody version of Jerry Herman's "Mame," written and performed by lyricist and producer Frank Evans.
Event sponsors were Producers Judith Ann Abrams, Pat Addiss, Ruben Brache and e-BroadwayPlays.com, Jamie deRoy and Friends and Ted Snowdon
Notable other Attendees: Joe Franklin, Robert Blume (Drama Desk Awards), Ruben Brache (CEO of eBroadwayPlays.com), Robert Holof (Film Producer), actress/producer extraordinaire Catherine Russell, fund raiser and event planner Kailee Scales, Tobias Toby Mostel, writer Ron Sproat, and producers Dr. Mary John, Annette Niemtzow, Rick Stevens, Robert Straus, Robert Sullivan, Larry Toppall, and Ed Trach ... among many others!
Judith Ann Abrams, Pat Addiss, Frank Evans, Joe Gilford, Lisa Gilford, Bick Goss, Stephen Hanks, Mary Cleere Haran, Peter Jones, Terry Pierce, Catherine Russell, Kailee Scales, Maury Yeston
*60 dollars in excess of the ticket are tax deductible within the
Limits prescribed by law. Musical Mondays Theater Lab is Not-for-Profit Organization
new work from 2006 Tony® honored
BMI-Lehman Engel Musical Theatre Workshop
Broadway at 76th Street/ Elevator to Third Floor
Monday, APRIL 23
A New Musical - For All Ages - based on the story of Purim from the writers of "I Love You Because..."
Featuring Kate Wetherhead (Spelling Bee) and Michael Holmes(The Producers)
Book and Lyrics by RYAN CUNNINGHAM
This Family Musical Comedy follows Esther, a lovable cow-milker's niece, as she rises from being the poorest girl in her village to the Queen of Persia when the King chooses her in a spectacular beauty pageant. Esther soon learns that life as a queen has just as many problems as life in the village when the King's advisor, Haaman, threatens her people. Forced to choose between revealing her Jewish identity or her new life as Queen, Esther faces the pivotal question of adolescence, "Who Am I?"
This hilarious and energetic piece is the first work by composer Joshua Salzman and bookwriter/lyricist Ryan Cunningham since their off-Broadway debut last season, I Love You Because. The show earned the team a Drama Desk nomination, spawned a cast-album and prompted the Associated Press to call the show "A promising debut of a new song-writing duo," and drama critic David Hurst to say, "Salzman and Cunningham write melodies that soar into the stratosphere with a voice that is undeniably distinctive, yet technically accomplished... it will be exciting to see what the wonderful, new team of Salzman and Cunningham give us next. After all, now they are tried - they are proven - they have arrived."
The hour long concert will feature Kate Wetherhead (Spelling Bee, Legally Blonde), Colin Hanlon (Rent, I Love You Because), Michael Holmes (Oklahoma, The Producers), Salzman on piano and Cunningham as Esther's eccentric cow-milking Uncle Mordechai.
Ryan Cunningham (Book and Lyrics) and Joshua Salzman are graduates of the NYU Graduate Musical Theatre Writing Program. They made their television writing debut this year creating songs for Disney's "Johnny and the Sprites", starring John Tartaglia. The team is a member of The Dramatists Guild and the BMI Musical Theatre Workshop.
Salzman, who served in the music departments of “Wicked” and “All Shook Up,” is currently on faculty at The American Musical and Dramatic Academy and a member of AFM Local 802.
Monday, MARCH 26
SEE ROCK CITY
(And other destinations)
The ultimate road musical with surprising arrivals and departures -
a collection of short pieces exploring the complexities of modern relationships, set at tourist destinations across the country.
Music by BRAD ALEXANDER
Book and Lyrics by ADAM MATHIAS
Also catch sneak-previews of The Alamo, Coney Island, plus a visit to Niagara Falls.
Curtain time: 6PM - Run time, approx. 55 minutes
The cast includes Jaclyn Huberman (NYMF's recent Broadway Idol
Joe Cassidy (Freddy in Dirty Rotten Scoundrels,
William Finn's Make Me a Song),
Ben Schrader (Big River National Tour, Artcents Benefit Concert),
Michael Busillo (Joy, Texas Homos),
(Martin Short: Fame Becomes Me) and
Steve Routman (Broadway, directed by George Abbott, Shmulnik's Waltz).
Both Abramovitz and Routman have written for Musical Mondays.
Abramovitz is a contributing lyricist to "The Wedding Project" as well as lyricist of "The Dogs of Pripyat" and Routman
is the lyricist for "The Fisher King" and "Top of World," which Musical Mondays produced at the McGinn/Cazalle and for the
2006 September Concert.
Lyricist/librettist Adam Mathias conceived and co-wrote "The Passion of George W. Bush" (NY Fringe, Joe's Pub) and is currently developing a
new musical with Brad Alexander entitled "Big Sky." Composer Brad Alexander is a NYC-based songwriter-producer whose music has been featured
on Sony, VH1, Lifetime and at theaters across the country. He wrote the music for Theatreworks/USA's "Just So Stories."
Director Kevin Del Aguila has directed
several productions of his own plays, including his acclaimed comedy 6 Story Building. He is the book-writer of the hit off-Broadway
which won the New York Outer Critics Circle Award and earned him a Drama Desk nomination in 2005.
Monday, MARCH 12
TWO NEW MINI-MUSICALS:
THE MITZVAH OF MADISON AVENUE
A Spiritual Comic Tale
Music by CARL J DANIELSEN
Lyrics by SARA WORDSWORTH
Musical Love Story - Inspired By O. Henry
Book & Lyrics:MATTHEW HARDY
Music: ROBERT MAGGIO
234 West 44th Street
Sunday, February 10, 2007
If you don't know
you probably know his songs:
It Was a Very Good Year, Good Morning Heartache,
Tico-Tico, I Believe and hundreds more...
bick goss & frank evans: MMTL artistic & producing directors