For the past few weeks, NYMF (the New York Musical Theatre Festival) has been programming a number of events in addition to their large slate of productions and readings of new musicals. This week, I’ve been invited to participate in two of them!
On Wednesday, July 25 at 6:00pm, Julia and I will be participating in an event called “Talkin’ ‘Bout My Generation” alongside musical theatre legend Charles Strouse, composer of Bye Bye Birdie, Annie, Applause, and more. Moderated by Jennifer Ashley Tepper, co-creator of the “If It Only Even Runs A Minute” series, the four of us will discuss the past, present, and future of musical theatre. We’ll discuss how the landscape has changed, and what has changed in the process of becoming a produced writer in the past few decades. We are so honored to be a part of this event!
On Friday, July 27 at 9:30pm, we’ll also be premiering a new song at the new edition of the “State of the Union” cabaret. In the first edition four years ago, Julia and I wrote “Black Friday”, about trampled Wal-mart employee Jdimytai Damour. This time around we’ve got a brand new song about President Obama’s support for marriage equality called “A Part of It.” Thanks to our friend Rob Shapiro for the chance to share some new work!
Both events are free to the public and will be held at the NYMF Hub (330 West 42nd Street.)