- The Show
- The Cast
- The Composers
OUR TIME: an evening of songs by Broadway's next generation of songwriters
Our Time is a new works concert series created by Musically Human Theatre Productions Producing Artistic Director, David Norwood. The series offers emerging musical theatre composers the chance to showcase a variety of songs from different shows, as well as stand-alone songs that were not written with a particular show in mind. You haven't heard showtunes like these before. An exciting blend of Sondheim and Pop/Rock, this generation is truly taking the art of musical theatre to the next level. The concert is also a benefit for Broadway Cares / Equity Fights Aids.
Broadway: Young Frankenstein, Curtains, Thoroughly Modern Millie (orig. cast). National tours: South Pacific, Sweet Charity, Disney's Beauty and the Beast. Regional: Arena Stage, Barrington Stage, North Carolina Theatre, Pittsburgh CLO, Chicago Shakespeare, CenterStage, Ford's Theatre, AMTSJ, Paper Mill. TV: A Gifted Man, Kings, The Guiding Light, All My Children, As the World Turns, New Amsterdam. Proud member of Actors' Equity Association.
Alison Lea Bender
is honored to be a part of this talented ensemble of artists! Last seen performing in the New York International Fringe Festival as well as along side XM Radio's Broadway personality, Seth Rudetsky. Many thanks to my parents, friends, and David. Contact: AlisonLeaBender@Gmail.com
Tours/Credits include: Jesus Christ Superstar North American Tour (1st Priest, Caiaphas us), Rent (Tom Collins), Dreamgirls (Curtis Taylor), Miss Saigon (John), Little Shop of Horrors (Audrey II), Cats (Old Deuteronomy), Aida and If This Hat Could Talk written and directed by Tony winner George Faison. Performed for the US troops as part of the USO Liberty Bells, workshops for Radio City Music Hall, and as a Top 10 Finalist in NYMF'S Next Broadway.
Carrie A. Johnson
Is currently making her Broadway debut in Sister Act. Nat'l tours: Les Miserables, The Producers. Regional: Ragtime (Kennedy Center); Chess (NC Theatre); The Happy Time (Signature Theatre - Helen Hayes Nominee); Annie, Camelot (Olney Theatre); I Love A Piano (Denver Center); Secret Garden (Carousel DT) and others. Proud AEA member.
was last seen on Broadway in Wicked as Elphaba. She was also apart of the Australian and Chicago companies. Favorite credits: Original Las Vegas Cast We Will Rock You (Scaramouche u.s.) & the 1st National Tour of Mamma Mia! (Ali u.s.)
most recently appeared in the national tour of Wicked as the Midwife, understudying the role of Madame Morrible. Previous credits include Sheila Mathers in the East coast premier of The Breakup Notebook: The Lesbian Musical, Woman #2 in I Love You, You're Perfect, Now Change, Fanny Brice in Funny Girl, The Acid Queen in The Who's Tommy, as well as tours of Thoroughly Modern Millie and The Sound of Music. Jenn has worked with Bobby Cronin in several readings of his musicals and can be heard on his debut album, Reach The Sky. Next role: first time parent, with her husband! Proud Equity member.
is a native of Baltimore, MD. He holds a B.A. in Musical Theatre from Point Park University. He has been seen in Jesus Christ Superstar, Oliver! ,and Curtains at Pittsburgh CLO. Justin is very happy to be a part of this show with these wonderfully talented folks!!!
is a graduate of Berklee College of Music in Boston, MA with a degree in Vocal Performance and Songwriting. Lindsay has been singing and performing for as long as she can remember and is thrilled to be pursuing her passion for music in NYC. Some past credits include: Rent (Maureen), Company (Sarah), Songs For a New World, Broadway Sings TV (Dir. Kevin Chamberlin) Rosie O'Donnells R Family Cruise, and has appeared several times on Seth Rudetsky's Live in Times Square Broadway Sirius radio show. Lindsay is very excited to be a part of Our Time Cabaret! For more information on Lindsay visit www.LindsayLavin.com.
New York: The Tragedie of Cardenio Regional: All Shook Up (Dennis), Camelot (Mordred) Music Theatre of Wichita, The Who's Tommy (Harmonica Player) High School Musical (Ryan) Lyric Theatre of OKC, Sweeney Todd Casa Manana.
Native of Connellsville, PA. NYC credits: Maybe One Day (Seamus Flannigan), Promenade (106), Joy of Broken Dreams, Sweeney Todd. MM: NYU. BM: Berklee. BS: CMU. www.sam-brooks.com
is a Julliard School of Music (flute) scholarship recipient and a graduate of Manhattan College. Recent regional credits include: Little Shop of Horrors (Crystal), Hairspray (Dynamite). She humbly thanks God and David for the opportunity to live out her bliss in such a beautiful way. www.tamalabaldwin.com.
Vincent Rodriguez III
NY: Pipe Dream (Encores!), Honor as Yoshiro (Prospect Theatre). National: Xanadu, Irving Berlin’s White Christmas (Original cast & recording), 42nd Street. Regional: Oklahoma! (Arena Stage). www.VR3rd.com
NEW YORK: Ordinary Days (Roundabout Theatre Company). WEST END: Ordinary Days (Trafalgar Studios). REGIONAL: The Boy Detective Fails (Signature Theatre), Cloudlands (South Coast Repertory - upcoming), Ordinary Days(South Coast Repertory, Adirondack Theatre Festival, Human Race Theatre Company, 11th Hour Theatre Company, Pennsylvania Centre Stage, Serenbe Playhouse, Peppermint Creek Theatre Company, and others). RECORDINGS: Ordinary Days (Ghostlight Records). AWARDS: Kleban, Ebb, and Loewe awards for excellence in musical theater writing; ASCAP Harold Adamson Lyric Writing award; MAC John Wallowitch Award for outstanding songwriter under 35. COMMISSIONS: Signature Theatre, South Coast Repertory, Broadway Across America, EST/Sloan Project. FELLOWSHIPS: MacDowell Colony, Dramatists Guild. EDUCATION: NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts. www.adamgwon.com
is a composer/lyricist whose songs are "passionate and powerful in a take-no-prisoners way that will knock your socks off." - Cabaret Exchange. Current Projects: W2ML (Welcome to My Life), Alicia Dempsetr co-book (currently under a Broadway option). DAYBREAK (slated to open in London March 2012); 'TIL DEATH DO US PART (book by Allen Mogul); Kelly Nichols' TEN REASONS I WON'T GO HOME WITH YOU (winner of the 2010 Outstanding Music & Lyrics, Outstanding Musical at MITF); and THANK YOU, NEXT web-series (Best Original Web Score). He will be in London this spring writing an original song cycle for the esteemed ArtsEd School. Yale graduate, ASCAP, Dramatists Guild, three time ASCAP PLUS award recipient. www.bobbycronin.com
studied Music Composition and Psychology at NYU. The list of talented artists to perform/record songs from his extensive catalogue includes: Patti LuPone, Mandy Patinkin, Christine Ebersole, Cheyenne Jackson and many others. For the theatre he has written the book, music and lyrics to PABLO, INSOMNIA and HEAVEN KNOWS and is working on the score to CHARACTER BREAKDOWN (Book by Michael DiGaetano)). Charles has contributed material to countless cabaret acts, charitable events and archives of some of his catalogue are held by the Musical Theatre Depts. of over 30 colleges in the in the US and abroad. His first CD for commercial release is scheduled for later this year. Mr. Bloom is a member of The Dramatists Guild, ASCAP and MMD (UK). He lives in NYC. www.charlesbloomusic.com
Ian Zahren and Jennifer Wine
began collaborating on Watercolors in the Fall of 2009, with Jerreme Rodriguez and Lucas Fedele joining the project the following year. All four writers attended Point Park University, providing Watercolor’s Pittsburgh inspiration. The show previewed at Carnegie Mellon’s Playground Project in Fall 2010, and has also undergone several well-received workshops at Point Park. The Watercolors team would like to thank their loving families, and all those who have supported them throughout this creative process.
Signature Theatre: The Hollow (2011) Partial Eclipse: A Rock Song Cycle (2009), Girl from No Man’s Land (incidental music (2007), Nevermore (commissioned by Signature Theatre, book by Grace Barnes, 2006), Crossing (commissioned by Signature Theatre, Signature Theatre Workshop, book by Grace Barnes, 2008) and Workshop Production at Shenandoah University 2011). Creative Cauldron: Eddie Allan Poe (2011),The Selfish Giant (adapted book,music and lyrics, 2011), Martin: The King of Pizza (commissioned by Creative Cauldron, book by A.K. Brink and Ryan Dean Halbrook, 2009). GMCW: A Carol Christmas (commissioned by GMCW, book, music and lyrics 2007). Readings: Nightofthelivingdead: The Musical (book by Stephen Gregory Smith, 2011). Recordings: WINTER (2010), SNOW (2011). American Musical Voices Project: The Next Generation Grant Award 2008. www.mattconner.org
Stephen Gregory Smith
SIGNATURE: The Boy Detective Fails (Billy Argo), Sunset Boulevard, Les Misérables (Helen Hayes Award for Outstanding Ensemble), Kiss of the Spider Woman, Into the Woods (Jack), My Fair Lady, Assassins (Balladeer/Lee Harvey Oswald), Pacific Overtures, The Highest Yellow, One Red Flower (Billy), Allegro (Charlie), 110 in the Shade (Jimmy, 2004 Helen Hayes Award), Hedwig and the Angry Inch, Grand Hotel, Gypsy. DC AREA: DCAC: High Fidelity (Rob); Studio Theatre: Adding Machine: A Musical (SHRDLU); MetroStage: tick, tick…BOOM! (Jon); Ford’s Theatre: The Civil War, Meet John Doe; Arena Stage: Damn Yankees; Kennedy Center: Regina; Wolf Trap: Street Scene (Dick); Olney Theatre Center: The Secret Garden (Dickon). CABARET: Swinging Santas, The Stephen Gregory Smith Show, Insomneioke, Ebony and Ivory, The Last Garage Hurrah, Use What You Got. Librettist/Lyricist, NightoftheLivingDead the Musical www.stephengregory.blogspot.com.
is the creator of THE GREENWOOD TREE (NYMF '09, KENNEDY CENTER '10). With Eric Price - THE SIXTH BOROUGH (Indiana University 'Premier Musicals') and AROUND THE WORLD (children's theater commission.) Selected for ASCAP's prestigious Johnny Mercer Songwriters Program, honored at Monday Nights New Voices (NYC and Chicago), and was selected for the NAMT 2010 Songwriter Showcase. As an actor - MAMMA MIA!, EMMA (Old Globe), BIG RIVER (Goodspeed), and Tony Kushner's THE ILLUSION (Signature Theater, off-bway.) www.willreynoldsonline.com
William TN Hall
is a performer, composer and musician. Resident composer for The American Bard Theatre Company where he most recently wrote the score and three songs for Pericles, Prince of Tyre. Musical assistant to John McDaniel on Steven Strafford’s Methtacular. Upcoming: Bianca Leigh’s BUSTED the Musical. He is a participant in the BMI Advanced Musical Theater workshop. Producer of the BC/EFA benefit series ‘Are You Working On Something New?’ Appears courtesy of TNT Music. More info: www.williamtnhall.com
Zak Sandler and Greg Edwards
work includes Office Space: The Musical, Split Decision, and arias of staggering depth, such as “Yale Has the Gays.” Greg was the runner-up for the 2010 Fred Ebb Award. Zak actually received the Shen Prize and Fenno Heath Award. They met at Yale and are now members of the advanced BMI workshop. Visit their separate but equal websites, www.greged.com and www.zaksandler.com
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"OUR TIME" performance dates for the 2011/12 season are:
Monday at 9:30pm (December 5)
Monday at 9:30pm (March 12)